I went to CHPC and chatted with people during Coffee Hour.
I bought a travel alarm clock (and batteries).
I did laundry.
Ari called (as planned). I talked about work at great length, since apparently that's what I do. Eventually we got to talking fandom, though -- and tagging!
My phone died after like two hours (boo).
While I was on the phone with Ari, it started thundering loudly. I had looked at weather.com that morning but had apparently completely missed the obvious predictions of thunderstorms. When I left for church around 4:30, it was still raining heavily. I still haven't found my black umbrella, so I took my purple umbrella (a gift from Mrs. King summer of '99?). I pressed the button to open it (my black one is manual) and it popped open but then made a bad popping sound, and the umbrella wouldn't stay open, so I just held it open. Before I even got to the bridge, it was starting to come down a little so I let it fold in and figured I'd just open it up again -- except then I couldn't get it open at all. Yeah, that was fun. So I walked all the remaining way to church with no umbrella. (My phone was still charging in my room, and I didn't really want to call the Collective or anyone to ask for a ride anyway.) I was soaked by the time I got to the church, but I actually felt fine -- even as the evening progressed and I started to dry.
CWM included a film screening -- Fish Can't Fly (about people who went through ex-gay ministries). *shrugs* I'm stoked for Boy I Am (scroll down here for info) the Sunday I'm back (Aug. 24)
I came home and called back my brother.
Have I packed? Yeah, no. Packing tomorrow morning is looking really appealing. [Edit: Yeah, I am totally going to bed and packing in the morning.]
I'll likely be online tomorrow morning before I leave, but I don't expect to be online while I'm abroad (and I'm not bringing my cell phone).
Mon. Aug. 11 - Tues. Aug. 12
Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL) 1:30 pm - 2:57 pm US Airways 1783
Philadelphia (PHL) to Athens (ATH) 4:30 pm - 9:25 am US Airways 758
Tues. Aug. 12 - Thurs. Aug. 14
Hostel Zeus, Athens, Greece
Thurs. Aug. 14
Athens (ATH) to Rome (FCO) 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm Air One 4415
Rome (FCO) to Venice (VCE) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Air One 6362
Thurs. Aug. 14 - Sun. Aug. 17
Plus Camping Jolly, Venice, Italy
Sun. Aug. 17
train: Venezia S. Lucia - Roma Termini
Sun. Aug. 17 -Thurs. Aug. 21
Hostel Termini, Rome, Italy
Thurs. Aug. 21
Rome (FCO) to Philadelphia (PHL) 11:15 am - 2:55 pm US Airways 719
Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS) 5:15 pm - 6:42 pm US Airways 715