O lordy lordy, only two weeks remain until I depart for the mystical far east! The excitement is hanging in the air like a stale fart. I got a shiny new camera to for the trip so I can post some pretty pictures on this here blog during my trip, and some spiffy new kicks at my mothers urging. Apparently I looked “one step above homeless” before her intervention, but that’s sort of what I was aiming for.
I’ve had to get a helluva lot of vaccinations for my trip abroad. Hepatitis, typhoid, diphtheria, some disease that I’m pretty sure was made up on the spot called “Japanese encephalitis.” I got stuck for em all. I think I’m invulnerable to all poisons natural and synthetic for the next 18 months. Perfect time to rastle me some danger snakes.
I also got an AIDS test. Not really sure why, but doctor thought it was a good idea. Probably went along with the whole “looking homeless” theme. The thing about an AIDS test is, from the second you take the test to the time when you get the results back, you’re convinced you have AIDS. Actually, it’s more like you’re going to start having AIDS when the test comes back. Like that piece of paper is the catalyst. When I did get the results back it was like “Oh hey, I don’t have AIDS. And my cholesterol is low! Hot damn, I should treat myself to some unprotected sex and heroin.”
The college I’m going to has a speaking partner program where you can sign up to have a Japanese student do… something? I’m not exactly sure what it entails beyond speaking with each other. Anyway, I got my partner assignment and sent her a pretty bare-bones “hi howya doin” email, but haven’t heard back yet. Hopefully that turns out fine and dandy.
That’s all for now. bye