Monday, July 17, 2006

Only 826 Days to Go

I'm leaving for Philadelphia tomorrow, and I'll be in Benin on Friday!

While I was internet-stalking my fellow volunteers' blogs (and I do enjoy a good internet-stalk), I read a post saying the flight to Philadelphia was today. That was an extremely unsettling typo, and I had to check my flight itinerary first to make sure I hadn't screwed everything up.

I had a good time this last week, and Mom's birthday party was quite fun, as expected. Still, I regret not accomplishing my goal of watching every episode of Star Trek: Voyager before I left. Such is the life of a PCV. It occurred to me the other day that not only are the volunteers who are in Benin right now going to miss the premiere of Snakes on a Plane, but they haven't even heard about it. I can't decide if we should leave them blissfully ignorant.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how things will have changed when I come back (and I think they'll change more than most people expect). And since I'm a gambling man, I'll make a few predictions about the world in October 2008:

1) Oil will be above $90/bbl.
2) The Democratic nominee for President won't be Hillary Clinton.
3) The Republican nominee for President will be John McCain.
4) It will turn out that Lost actually did have a coherent, well-defined plot since the beginning.

I hope some of those turn out to be really funny. In any event, that's about all I have to say. Thanks to everyone who got me something for the trip. Feel free to give the address of this blog to anyone who wants it. And please write me letters!



Blogger Andrew W. said...

You say the Democratic nominee will be Hillary Clinton and the Republican nominee will be John McCain?!? Gee, you've got some bold predictions.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Andrew W. said...

I guess this just shows how horribly lazy I am...I just skipped from "Democratic nominee" to "Hillary Clinton." Anyway, I hope you're right on that.

12:25 PM  

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