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Monday, July 6, 2009

"Not Me" Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I'm leaving for Africa today! One thing I won't be doing is enjoying the eleven hour flight to London. One day some genius engineer is going to design chairs with treadmills underneath.

Although I should be running around with my head cut off, as I usually do before I take off on any trip (even a mere 3-hour car ride), I decided to put "panic" on my "To Don't" list, and enjoy the morning in style.

I got an extra hour of sleep.
Apparently, the dog didn't! But sure to her name, Kaleb (Hebrew meaning: faithful; bold), she stays right next to me until I get up. Sidenote: Kaleb (Hebrew definition 2: "dog" - not even kidding)

I had my last white chocolate dream latte (one-shot-only, extra hot, with whip)
Hooray for morning pics!

I had my all-American guilty pleasure: pinkberry.
And why not hang out with the ex-boyfriend while I'm covering the list of "To Don'ts"?

I went running on the beach.
And to all those early nineties teenagers, yes, that is the "90210" house.

I went to the gym and got in a fight AGAIN with the Ab machine. I always yell at it: "When are you going to get easier?"
Kicks my butt every time. My proof: who sweats from their chins when they do an ABDOMINAL workout?

I got a fake tattoo:
I really don't know why I did it. Just felt like it. Wanted to feel tribal, I guess.
Remember my post on last week's "Not Me Monday"?
Well, here's an update. Today I actually took the dog on her much needed walk:

I repacked my carry-on:
Yes, that would be a ziplog baggie for each day of the trip. I'm either extremely messy or anally organized. There's no middle ground with me... as you can see from the room that never got cleaned this week:
Some things you just have to let go. It was clean the room OR
write to the best roommates in the world those "If I don't come back from Africa, I bequeath to you..." letters.
I chose the latter.

Oh, and of course when you go to Africa, you need to have your stereotypical American last meal: In N Out.

Other Monday "To Don'ts"
Along the way, our team received a TON of donations.
Although Uganda is a third-world country, and you'd think they'd be in need of absolutely EVERYTHING, here are a few items that didn't make the cut:

As much as those drum circles "rock", I don't know as if the sequins and the fish net sleeves would be in the dress code.

The towel with the naked fat pink man.

The syringe highlighter

Really. This was donated, I swear. Actually someone donated a whole box of used thongs and g-strings, which is just wrong on so many levels.

Well, I'm off. I will try to write in London, but we shall see. Have a ridiculous Monday!

1 comment:

  1. i really wish i could say that the donated thongs were mine, and that i was super offended that they were rejected...but i can't, but i think it would be funny if i could! =) i love your ziploc bags for each day. that is something i would do.
    have a wonderful trip. you (all of you) will be in our prayers. we can't wait to hear your stories. if you see our child, Nancy, please give her a big hug from us. the girls pray for her daily.