Wednesday, August 12, 2009
319: off to bread loaf!
In a few hours, Ryan (who is sleeping because he has a real job that requires him to sleep real hours) will take me an hour north to the airport (then head to work) where a plane will whisk me away (departure at 6:25 am--pleasedon'tbelatepleasedon'tbelate) to New York, where I will then catch a puddle jumper (as in, I will have both window and aisle seat) to Burlington, then I ride in a carpool van to the Bread Loaf campus. Where I will collapse because I will have been awake for more than twenty-four hours, unless I can nap on the planes. Which I probably will do. And snore.
Also: I hadn't realized I needed the discs that come with the camera (thought we could leave those with Chelsea; I wonder if her camera can upload on her computer OK with the 50D disc when she has the 40D camera? hmm) in order to display my lovely remainder of photos from Austin (or upload them onto my external drive), so. They're going to remain on my camera, unless Ryan feels like getting up early enough to futz with my laptop or dump them via his computer, which apparently has the right business on it. (Can you tell my technology / photography knowledge is awful and pathetic and I deserve my twenty-four hour red-eyed travel nightmare ahead?)
And this too: apparently cell phones don't really work on campus (crap--it's my alarm!) and internet is only in labs or wireless in public spaces, so I don't know how much I will manage to blog. I probably shouldn't "waste" my time blogging anyway. I should probably allow myself to immerse as fully as possible in this experience. It may be my only time at Bread Loaf, so I need to soak, soak, soak.
Then again, this is my only place for factual recordings--otherwise, it's a writing notebook for me. And we all know how spotty my memory can be.
We'll see. Right now, I'm just trying to make it until 3:30 when I can nap in the car on the way to the airport.