I mailed my passport renewal form today. What a racket. $75 and a mugshot later – I have officially notified the Department of State that #1: I changed my name almost three years ago, and that #2: I would like to travel out of the country, please. Bleh.
But WORTH IT! I have not mentioned it here so I will now – I am going to Africa. Africa! I am more than a wee bit excited about it and haven't really stopped thinking about it since I booked my plane ticket to Johannesburg last week. I'm probably driving Laura crazy with emails and questions and phone calls and squealing and – you know – general girly excitement. And I have to wait all the way until No-VEM-berrrrrrr. *Whiiiiiiine* I haven't done any international traveling since I returned from my fall semester abroad in 2002, but I'm looking forward to dusting off the ole backpack and practicing my best Yes-I'm-an-American-but-I'm-not-as-stupid-as-we-look-on-TV face.
So. In preparation for my trip. Which is 118 whole days away. Counting!
Sarah's Prep List*
- Renew passport. Check!
- Take advantage of Laura's Peace Corps discount on Chacos – umm, 50. Percent. Yes maam.
- Watch the following movies about Africa: Hotel Rwanda, Blood Diamond, The Last King of Scotland.
- Repair any damage caused by above movies by watching The Lion King.
- What else?
*Yes, I know. Another list. I can't help myself.