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Random Synapses Firing
I downloaded the music from the Buffy musical, because it's periodically been running through my head ever since I saw it performed last week at Penguicon. Those are some catchy little tunes, surprisingly! I even remembered several from when SGT shared it with me a couple years ago.

I always enjoy a good musical, television or stage. I saw Hairspray on stage Friday, which was very different but also fun!

Maybe it's just that I like singing. I also did karoke on Thursday, with my coworkers. It was fun! I sang way more than usual -- perhaps because I was out of town, or perhaps just because all week Curly and I had been so enthused about the idea of singing stuff.

A coworker loaned me a suitcase to take to Europe. I think it will be a good size to accommodate my various luggage and bike equipment. Not that I've packed.... Wow I really need to do that! Right now!

I also stopped at a travel store and bought a little kit with an inflatable pillow, an eye mask, and earplugs. I'm determined to sleep on the airplane, so that I can properly enjoy Paris when I arrive!

I haven't ridden my bike in the past week, because it's been cold and icky out. Well, I'll get lots of biking soon enough. Maybe my butt will be more sore than ideal, but it'll still work out okay. One way or another. I've done quite a bit of preparatory biking, after all.

My mind is wandering, and my attention shooting out many different directions at once. Too much to think about, so I'm half-paralyzed with trying to do it.

My tooth has been bothering me a little bit, which scares me. Not a ton, but just occasionally enough to notice it. I think it's just going to get worse, which leads to the obvious question: how long will it take? I planned on calling the dentist, but I haven't. Denial, panic, avoidance, something like that. I'll just take along my antibiotics and plenty of advil, and I'll hope it holds out until I get back.

I also downloaded a simple Palm word processing program, because I intend to write a lot about my vacation experiences. I have a little folding keyboard, and now that I'm not constrained by the piddling size of the "memo" application, I should be able to record my experiences fairly well. With luck!

Thanks to those of you who've donated to my Race For the Cure page. It makes me happy! I'm looking forward to making your pictures, postcards, etc. (Don't worry, there's still plenty of time for anybody else who wants to. I'll post another reminder when I return. But if you want a European postcard, you have to request it by thursday afternoon.)

I've been mentally packing for weeks, putting things out, etc -- it's time to actually put stuff in a suitcase and get outta here. Too bad it's already after midnight....

I've misplaced my favorite razor, and it's really bugging me.

I really like capers. sherdeb and SS and I had a nice conversation about capers last night. Well, not actually capers, exactly, but they did come up. No really! It was awesome hanging out with the two of them.
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hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: May 4th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC) (Link)
i'm so bummed i missed dinner with you guys... have a wonderful trip. send postcards!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 4th, 2005 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, we definitely missed you too!

Thanks. (: I'll send you a postcard, just like I always do... um, actually I should get around to sending you some of the postcards I've picked up for you... *grin*
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: May 4th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)
How do you like the folding keyboard? I've seen them and thought they would be handy for notes but wondered if it was too small to use easily.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 4th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well -- they are not as convenient as a full-sized keyboard, but WAY more convenient than graffiti or a thumb-board. I find I make slightly more typos, but I can type about as fast as normal. They are very useful for writing and/or taking notes during travel, which is essentially the only time I use mine.
zanthrin From: zanthrin Date: May 4th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, sure -- when Kim and I tell you about the Buffy musical, you just get that weird, "what the hell are these people talking about?!?" expression on your face, but when *Penguicon* shows it to you, then it's cool! Hhmphm, I see how it goes! ;-)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 4th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
No no, I loved it when you showed it to me! (Okay, first I thought it was weird, but then I loved it.) You did notice I mentioned you in the post and everything, right? You're SGT, of course....
zanthrin From: zanthrin Date: May 5th, 2005 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, yeah, I did notice -- just wanted to give you a hard time about it :)
ellison From: ellison Date: May 4th, 2005 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, you're leaving for Europe super soon! I am going to be visiting Paris for the first time this September and am really looking forward to it. Have fun on your trip!!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 4th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh that's great! Thanks!! I'll make sure to post anything interesting I find to do in Paris. (Yeah, because usually it's so boring, haha)
ellison From: ellison Date: May 5th, 2005 05:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Haha!

Actually, I would love to read all about your trip because I love living vicariously through peoples' travel stories! I am a travel nerd. And who knows, maybe I will want to do the things you do on this trip! Have you been to Paris before?

Already in the plans for my trip in Sept: the must-do stuff like the Eiffel Tower, as well as less mainstream goals like visiting Disneyland Paris (my husband and I are total Disneyland fans!) and a restuarant called the Buddah Bar.

I look forward to hearing about your trip. Please post some pictures when you get back!
From: lindaatzarquon Date: May 4th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm determined to sleep on the airplane, so that I can properly enjoy Paris when I arrive!


I've found that the dryness of planes really gets to me on long flights--You're probably already planning to bring a bottle of water to supplement you between flight attendant visits, but eye drops are a must, and I even carry saline spray for dry sinuses.

Have a great trip!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 4th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
hmm, good advice, not something I would have thought of. Thanks!!
dreamattack329 From: dreamattack329 Date: May 5th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am a huge fan of capers myself. Strangely enough, I had a conversation about capers over dinner last night as well!

Have a fantastic trip!!
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