Archive for May 27th, 2004

I’m a-leavin’, on a jetplane

Thursday, May 27th, 2004 at about 3:02 pm

Well, tomorrow morning at 10:15 a.m. I’ll be off to Singapore. It’s a 24 hour plane ride and you cross the international date line, so via some complicated math mumbo jumbo I apparently arrive at 1 a.m. on Saturday, according to the information I was given. I don’t think that’s right, though. I think that means 1 a.m. on Saturday night, which is to say, Sunday morning. That makes more sense. But, who knows? Time zones get tricky when the distances stretch to this size; apparently Singapore is 13 hours ahead. So actually now that I think about it, 1 a.m. on Saturday local time would make sense. That’s about 2 in the afternoon Central time, which is a little over 24 hours after I would have left. Which, indeed, is how long it’s supposed to take. So that makes sense.

Anyway, I’ve picked out most of my clothes so now I need to go pack. But first I want to get a start on selecting music for this trip. I’m just going to fill my mp3 player and use that for the whole week. No fumbling with CDs. So 512 megabytes of music I need to come up with in the next 15 minutes or so. Because I’m really tired and need to go to sleep soon. At least I get to sleep in a little tomorrow. Barely, though, because I’ve gotta go to the airport early and all that.

I’ve got the Bittorrent bug recently. I’ve been downloading entire albums and episodes of Home Movies (I highly recommend it, although it was always funnier when it was actually on TV. Go to if you want to try downloading a few episodes. I’d give recommendations, but I can barely even see this screen so I’m not going to bother to think about it). I need to get some souveniers from Singapore. But I’m pretty sure all there is there is food and cheap electronics. But hey, that’s something.

I’ve never been to the Far East before. Indeed, my only experience in Asia was a brief morning visit to Turkey on our cruise of the Aegean on the trip to Greece last summer. God, that was a good trip. I’m hoping to go to France next year, and if it’s half as good I’ll be thrilled.

Well I’ll take tons of pictures and put them all online for you to see. Zuke and I are going to live it up.

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by j. android