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
Hello there! I’m another KGU student going this Fall as well 🙂 Shoot, were we supposed to take that many shots?! I didn’t take any haha my doctor just did a check up and said I was good to go. I like how your personality comes through your writing (or from how read it!) It gives your blog a lot of character. Hope you don’t mind if I link your blog to mine! 🙂 Looking forward to your future posts!
Thanks for the compliment. Regarding the linking, I don’t mind at all, knock yourself out. I got more shots than the base requirement to make my parents happy. I guess I’ll see you in Japan here pretty soon.
Hey there, Sam! 😀
I got a a couple of vaccinations too, but I was told that the vaccine for the made up disease, Japanese encephalitis, is not available in Egypt – so I hope keeping fingers crossed will do the trick…
Two weeks, huh? Crazy!
P.S. If you don’t mind I’ll add a link to your blog on my page?
I’m sure you’ll be fine, I wouldn’t worry about the one vaccine. And yeah, go ahead with the blog linking, that’d be great. Thanks both to both of yous guys
Sam I think you’ve said more on this blog then I’ve heard you say in a sitting in the entirety of our friendship. I’m excited to read it and get to know you in a way where I’m not interfering all the time. Plus you’re a fantastic writer. Have a really great time mister pants. Expect me to stalk you every step of the way.