I got my plane ticket, today, and it was only 100 bucks more than I had planned on paying. I was so freaked out, I hate leaving things to the last minute. I am leaving for Berlin next Wednesday for a festival and then my retrospective the next weekend. I am pretty excited, and nervous, and generally wigged out. There are some folks out there I am stoked about seeing and the beer is so cheap. I think that part is a trap. The beer part. They are giant beers too so I can't count them very well since they are bigger than in Canada.
Almost as big as a Fin Du Monde.
I have to get some more stuff ready before I go, but now that I have a plane ticket I feel a lot less anxious. I hate checking fares everyday and watching them climb up and up and up.
I tried to go with Air Canada but it would have been 2500 bucks! WTF? That's like going to Australia!
I am going to Australia in the next year. I am nervous about that too, because if I am going that far for a show I should really spend at least two weeks travelling about down there. And it is a pretty big country. I will probably stick to the southern coast. I want to see penguins in the wild. And Kangaroos. And all the toads.
And I am also worried about getting homesick, and forgetting to take my meds and going slightly manic or depressed. It's a lot to be worried about. But I shouldn't worry. It's all going to be great and I am going to have so much fun. I won't even miss my plane this time. I will be okay. I think I am going to pick up some melatonin for the jet lag and see if it works as well as my shrink says.
My psychiatrist doesn't need to see me very often anymore. Surprisingly the last time I saw her was in February! That's a long time ago! And I didn't really need to see her until now either.
I have to remember to pick up all my prescriptions, including my next pack of period control pills.
It's Canada Day tomorrow and I am drinking a Japanese beer. Shameful. Tomorrow Mom and I are going to Earls and eating and drinking big Hoegardens, which isn't very Canadian either.
I was trying to find someone to hang out with tonight, but I couldn't, so I walked to the liquor store and bought myself three Sapporos. Today was my sisters birthday so we had pizza with Grandma and Grandpa. She is spending the night, which is nice. Especially when she winds down and just wants to lay on the couch. After all the interesting food is gone.
The dogs ate her Marshmallows and because I am a Queen of the Last Minute I wasn't prepared with an alternate present than marshmallows. But I think she doesn't care.