I LEAVE FOR VACATION ON SUNDAY! SNG is coming up on Wednesday. I wish SNG was leaving on Sunday too. He is so much fun.
In the meantime, it's MAD DASH to get everything done. Fuzzy has to get a draft of his new Design of Experiments course out the door by close of business today. I am trying to get as much as possible done on my Multiple Imputation course (that's Imputation, folks) because if I go 2 weeks without looking at it I'll forget everything I know about MI. My parents' birthdays are both in June (Mom on the 8th and Dad on the 23rd- wish them happy birthdays!!) so I need to go pick up their present tonight. I know what I want to get them, but I haven't bought it yet. As usual, it's something that they don't know that they want, but they do.
And oh, there's the little issue of packing. I don't mind packing so much. I do a lot of it. I've become pretty efficient. But SNG absolutely hates packing. He's generally such a mild-mannered, sweet guy. But if you're smart, you'll find yourself otherwise engaged while he's packing.
A blog may not be the best place for this, but here's my to-do list for the next 2 days:
*work until about 5
*bring home computer, all my Canada hotel info, and my books & notes on MI (optimistic about working in the car)
*feed the dog
(load some more CDs onto MiPOD, throughout the evening)
*go to Best Buy and Quail Ridge for gifts, books, and a pair of 2-way radios
*grab a quick dinner at the Whole Wallet salad bar- pick up some big ziplok bags
*track down our wheelie cooler (and those Passports!!!)
*wash a load of white laundry
(load more CDs on MiPOD throughout the day)
* 50-mile bike ride 9:30am with SNG & kiltman
* lunch at Panera 1:00
* around 2:00 meet Peace and Fuzzy at the rentacar place to pick up the 15-PASSENGER VAN (wooo!)
* go home and shower
* PAAAACK! (make sure that Passport is packed!!!)
* 7:00 everyone comes over to load up the 15-PASSENGER VAN (wooo!) with luggage, bikes, and coolers
* dinner somehow, somewhere, don't know. Not at my house.
But finally, after months of planning and what will surely feel like months of packing, we'll wake up way-too-early Sunday and head off into the wilderness! (make sure that Passport is packed) In a 15-PASSENGER VAN (wooo!).
On the way to Canadia... Fish (who is one of my favorite friends in the world) and his s.o. (who I've only met once but I like her a lot too) recently moved to Pittsburgh, which is the first stop on our northward tour. We'll be seeing them Sunday evening. Yay! It's been WAY too long. My mom, Peace's mom and her grandmother will all be competing on Monday in the Senior Games, so we'll watch them KICK some SRIOUS OLD-LADY BUTT and then jump in the 15-PASSENGER VAN (wooo!) and make a run for the border. Um, the... other... border.
And then on to Montreal. etc.
I'm bringing the computer, so I might be able to give some tour-guide-styley updates from Canadia. I will tempt you with the possibility of guest bloggers! But be warned, we might used (gasp!) real names.
You know, I still don't know why I used aliases. I guess it's just fun to give people names that are descriptive but if I make them mad I can say "Oh, no, that wasn't about you!"
It's not like there are STALKERS out there waiting to pounce on my friends. Are there?
Oh, by the way, the link for the June 8 post was not a Haiku site, just a link to some super-funny line art I found from following a post on The Manolo. I just wanted to write some Haiku to tell you about it. So if you hate Haiku, do not fear the clicky.