3.29.2006

Stupid Blogspot erasing my posts!

Grrrr. Now all my funny words are just gone, GONE!

So here is my list of things I've already done to get ready for my fabulous upcoming vacation. As I write this I am listening to the torrential rain outside. Hah hah, torrential rain, soon I shall escape your clutches. Although I should say that there was a moment today when the clouds parted and the heavens opened and all was sunny and bright. I was lucky enough to be outside at the time, so I closed my umbrella and took off my jacket and walked around in the sunshine while everything smelled fresh and clean. There's a little hill on campus next to the library that looks out toward the lovely hilly green English countryside. Because I think I'm in a Jane Austen book/film, the first words in my head as I stood there were "Is there any felicity in the world equal to this?"

Only I didn't follow up by scampering down the hill and twisting my fool ankle, on account of I don't need any smarmy Willoughbys showing up, thanks. I already have a WR, who rescued me twice in one day--once when he picked my disorganized trash up at the train station, and again when he saved me from a conversation that was slowly fossilizing my brain. I don't know when I've ever been as grateful as I was when WR correctly interpreted my subtle kicks against his foot (he was near me but in a different conversation) as a whimpering, desperate plea for help.

Anyway, back to the list. Ahem. Things I have:

  • 1 pair of trusty Chacos
  • 1 pair of newer Chaco flip-flops
  • 1 bathing suit
  • 2 new pairs of £3 capri pants (score!) in tan & red
  • 1 new white peasanty cotton skirt that kind of makes me look like Bo Peep but is very soft and pretty
  • 1 new pair of £2 sunglasses, which make me look stupid and lop-eared just like all other sunglasses do
  • 1 new spray bottle of SPF 30 sunblock, which turned out to cost an absolute fortune, especially since I wanted something higher than SPF 4. WR says that's because sunscreen is sort of a one-off purchase around here, and the makers figure if you can afford to go somewhere sunny then you can afford to pay out the nose for sunblock. Jerks.
  • Aloe vera for when I burn anyway


Things I still need:
  • Euros
  • Baggies to put my sand in (don't laugh, my sand jars are the coolest)
  • Slinky backless tops for all the drunken clubbing

10 comments:

Chickengang said... [reply]

How do you change the color of your blog's top?

Nemesis said... [reply]

Hi chickengang! If you mean the part where my header is blue and yours is green, that's just the template I picked. You can change yours by signing in to your Dashboard, clicking on your blog's name, and then going to Templates, Pick New, and it's TicTac Blue.

If, however, you're talking about that thin bar at the very top (mine is dark blue, yours is tan) then you go to your Templates, click on "Edit Current" and then choose a new color under "Change the Blogger NavBar."

I hope this helps, and good luck with your new blog! :-)

The McCulloch Family said... [reply]

I could mail you my clubbing tops if you don't have time to go shopping...

E said... [reply]

no hat? no trusty pair of jeans? no bucket and shovel? no book?

Nemesis said... [reply]

Savvymom, would you? Please send me the one that's like the Kiera Knightley clubbing scene in Bend it Like Beckham. That would be great.

E, these are all good ideas. I think I'm going to leave the jeans behind on account of I've worn them pretty much every day for 6 months. Books, now, you've hit on something there. I need to get on that.

Desmama said... [reply]

Careful with that sand idea. My MIL did the same thing on a trip to Florida, and silty-looking white stuff looks pretty suspicious in a suitcase. Unless you crack it open--which Airport Security did--and got it all over everything. Junk.

Stupidramblings said... [reply]

Speaking of books--and not that you care--but an author by the name of Robert Jordan is pretty sick. News dropped on Monday.

And The DaVinci code is out in paperback now--a worthwhile read if you haven't read it...

amyjane said... [reply]

TM--Nemesis and I packed half of Hawaii's sand back to Utah a few years back and the security guy had a nice laugh at our 300 pound carry on with all the little white substance filled baggies. It was awesome!

Miss Hass said... [reply]

We're having an absolutely lovely day here in Indiana ourselves. Too bad it's supposed to rain all day tomorrow...

The Craner Family said... [reply]

I can sympathize with your torrential rain problem. It has been raining here for 6 weeks straight! It’s getting very depressing. Have fun on your trip!

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