16 August 2002

Insert flower in hair

I am moderately relaxed. I’m more or less packed for San Francisco. I’ve discovered that it’s possible to squeeze the SLR and the camcorder into one camera bag, as long as I’m willing to make do with just the 50mm lens for the camera. I’ve programmed the watch with tidal offsets for SF and Monterey Bay, loaded the camera with film, checked all the batteries in various gadgets… Just have to choose a book for the flight now.

I think we’re gonna have to spring for a taxi, as I’m not dragging suitcases through the subway in this weather.

Given how nervous travel can make me, it’s amazing I’m here; you’d think the experience of emigrating would have killed me. It’s even more amazing that I’ve been to places like Russia and East Germany. Maybe repeated travel is wearing down my panic reactions.

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