October 15, 2008

How do you prepare for 27 months in Africa...

...by bringing A TON of stuff

For so long it seemed like I was never going to leave. And now all of a sudden I'm leaving in three weeks. I started packing...well not really. I've just been gathering all my 'stuff,' but there's A LOT of it. (see picture)

Did you know you can fly with knives?!? Well I'm bringing about 5--take that Bear Grylls!! I'm also pre-treating my clothes with military strength bug deterrent (not shown, haha). Then, I have 3 LED headlamps (picture of me wearing headlamp coming soon), a crank-powered shortwave radio, a solar charger, a solar-powered water purifier, and an INSANE amount of medicines (c'mon, a doctor's daughter leaving the country for 2 years--what did you expect?).

And, with the help of Clark and Jason, I made a Before-I-Go-To-Do list:

In N Out
Panda Express
Korean BBQ
Golden Spoon
Sushi Wasabi
Rowland Heights Dim Sum
Melting Pot
Osteria La Buca

Mini Golf
Dinosaur Video Viewing Party
Laser Tag
Simpsons Arcade Game
Pro/College Football Game

-the ironic thing is I said I would never get pregnant because then I wouldn't be able to eat sushi for 9 months.... well, maybe not ironic, but you know what I mean.


Sarah said...

i see my survival guide in the background!

you can fulfill the Korean BBQ in nyc..

Ursiformist said...

we can do korean bbq and karaoke all in one night. whaddya say... friday oct 24th? night before your party? or sunday oct 26th after recovering from your party???

Marnie Florin said...

who is ursiformist??