Ya, it’s that time of the year again … your editrix and her husbando are flying to Germany. Shit. Yes, I know. Believe you me, we’d much prefer to stay here, and out of spite we haven’t really prepared anything yet.
No, that’s not entirely correct, hubby has made all the necessary doctor’s appointments n shit. And thats basically the sole reason for us to fly over there. Medical checkups, cancer prevention stuff, dentist, skin doctor to remove two warts from my sexy body. And hubby has to see the community sister so she can testify to his superduper condition due to my first rate nursing skillz. We have to do that once a year so the money will flow further and they won’t cut us off. 😮
Anyway, this is how our preparations are gone so far:
This is really totally relaxed. Taxi is already ordered for 19:00 h tonight, getting our stuff together won’t take longer than half an hour, we’re both already showered and fresh, only need to get dressed for travel. No comparison with the panic of earlier years, when we were still freshmen in Cape Town. We always started 1 or even 2 weeks before take-off, organizing our shit and overthink every little thing. Nowadays we just throw some stuff we’ll probably need in the backpack, add a slingback for netbook, sandwiches, tickets and passports and that’s it.
We go for two weeks, have clothes for one. Experience tells us it’s plenty enuff stuff. And anyway, it’s not like Hamburg is darkest German province but a bonafide shopping paradiso. So if we really urgently need more clothes … we fukn buy some. ^.^
But … shiiit fukrap! 😮 My good Canon camera is kaputt. 😦 Still can take photos but video is broken. :..( Ok, that is already the second small-ish Canon that breaks on me. Weird, they do look quite rugged and well-made and neither my old one nor the new one are showing any signs of damage. Still the electronics inside are obviously the cheapest shit imaginable. So, I hope I’ve learned something from this episode: No more Canon for little Orsci! Better get some quality shit!