Long winded musings brought on by repressed tensio
Trip Start Apr 09, 2004
20Trip End May 10, 2004
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okay so Turkish Delights sound good. what else do i know about Turkey? tobacco. not interested. turkish prisons? bad media. i remember the elderly grandmother in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" who was suffering from delusions that "those ugly Turks" were invading her home and caused her to flee into the backyard. not such a great impression. Rugs? too heavy. coffee? could be cool.
i think i overpacked. i have a vague idea of what the weather will be like, and i brought conservative dress just to be on the safe side. shopped at target to get travel clothes. all the clothes super cheap were made of some new fabric i have not heard of. telcon? sounds like a phone company. my luck it will require dry cleaning and love to wrinkle. i bought miniaturized versions of all my health and beauty products. i'm kind of okay with running out of my own stuff. i think i'd like to have like hair products written in Turkish.
anyone knows the most important part of packing is the music. it will serve to be the soundtrack for this trip. tried to find stuff that is not too sad (fighting a little homesickness already...keeping it at bay, but i certainly would not benefit from any Coldplay bringing it out). i realized as i looked through my music, 3/4 of it would NOT be appropriate for "on-hold" music for a crisis line. as i drove away from my house to my parents house with my pup riding shotgun, the sun was in our eyes, and Bardstown Road was vacant. 88.1 WNAS (the best kept secret in FM radio) played Oasis's Wonderwall, and i was inspired. this trip will be great. The 6710 division of Kentucky Rotary Club is going to ROCK!!
i know i have not explained a lot about what my trip is really supposed to be (rotary club, speeches, cultural and vocational exchange), but that at the moment is taking a backseat. i'll give more details next time.