Thursday, July 31, 2008

On the bus today, I muuuused about how I...

... love the anonymity of this mid-sized city. I didn't know anyone on the bus & they didn't know me. But we're all DCers and so respectful enough of one another. There were a bunch of children giggling and laughing and guffawing as their caretaker tickled them in the rear of the bus. I should have taped the sound of the laughters & stuck it on my iPod or something. It was terrific.

... remember tape decks & travelers' checks & other long-gone things that used to be absolutely de rigueur to pack for trips across the ocean.

... really really really dislike my new visa photos.

I was on the bus returning from the Ugandan Embassy. I get to pick up my passport next Tuesday!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I sleep deeply when I'm tired.

Tonight I fell asleep beneath the flicker of a gigantic outdoor movie screen and the flicker of the stars... beneath the watchful gaze of Cary Grant... on the National Mall, in front of the Capital (Capitol?) Building in Washington, DC.... So romantic, huh? Luckily, two of my friends were with me and able to wake me up once Arsenic & Old Lace was ended, 'else I probably would have been trampled by the masses pouring out into the city and down into the metro at midnight....

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Plane Rides

I'll be leaving DC on the 2nd of September, spending a week in Normandy visiting my cousins, and flying onto Kampala via Amsterdam on the 10th (which is also my 27-years-two-months birthday).

And that's the plan.

Tomorrow: Going in the morning to the Ugandan Embassy to apply for a business visa.