Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Leavin' on a jet plane

Pirate and I are off to Sith Efrica! Pirate, being the international cricket star that he is, is going on a 2 1/2 week tour of South Africa to play cricket, and I'm going with him! I was up until 3 a.m. this morning packing so that I'd be ready to go right after work today. (All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go...)

The latest wedding disaster is that all the Save the Date cards that I put in a bundle and mailed to mom vial Royal Mail Air Sure (supposedly trackable all the way to it's final destination), have gone completely missing. Gone. All of them.

So now ALL the STD cards that were meant to go to the American guests (and the numerous other friends and family mom has decided need to be invited, despite the fact that I have never met some of them) have to be redone. But of course I'm leaving. So all the spare stationery has been put in the post to mom and all the files have been emailed to her in a million different formats so she's got no excuse. She'll have to deal with.

And she's fucking thrilled! Because now she gets to do something without any input from me AND she gets to be the hero who saved the day, thereby justifying all her meddling. Now all I'm going to hear for the next 7 months (hell, probably the next 70 years) is, "What on earth would you have done without me! You never could have carried this off if I hadn't been there for you! Aren't you glad now that I was so willing to help you??" So much for telling her to back off. Fart.

But I don't care. (Not at the moment, anyway. I'm sure when I get back in March I'll care very much.) But tomorrow is another day and all that jazz. For now, I'm going to think about arriving someplace warm and sunny with the Pirate at my side. (When I come back, I'll wear your wedding ring...) There will be crickets, wickets, penguins, sandy beaches, birdwatching, hiking, and sweet sweet lurve. Oh God get me out of here.

I don't know how much internet access I'll have while I'm gone, and even if I do, frankly, I won't be using it. I need to unplug for a while.

So come back in March and I'll show you all some lovely photos and tell you about the penguins.

12 comments:

Timorous Beastie said...

Sexually transmitted disease cards?

GreatSheElephant said...

So the cards disappeared, huh?

I think is a clear sign from fate of 'screw the date', get married in SA.

Your mother will no doubt be delighted to cancel all the replacements she has sent otu.

Rimshot said...

Oh how lovely! What a perfect prescription. Have a great time and decompress!

Hannah said...

Jealous, jealous, jealous. Have a great time.

Geosomin said...

Have a great time.

Mr Farty said...

South Africa in Feb = Fab.

FirstNations said...

bring me back one of those cute little pengies. and don't forget, they can marry people in sith efrica.

have fun my darling XXXOOO!

Da Nator said...

Jealousy burns! (For the trip, not the motherly meddling, of course.) Have a great time. Oh, and pick up a meerkat, wouldja? I need a birthday gift for my MIL.

hendrix said...

If you're bringing FN a penguin back then I want one too.
Have a great time!

Lord Tennisanyone said...

Gadzooks this trip couldn't have happened at a better time.
I would like to mention that any trip to Sith Efrika demands a visit to Dyre Island!

"How can you lose?
The Sharks are much bigger there...
You can exhale all your bubbles; forget all your dares, and go
Down there
things will be GREAT when you're
Down there
you'll pee your pants for sure
Downtown
somebody's waiting for you"

http://www.white-shark-diving.com/dyer-island.htm

Dave said...

Is it March yet?

Geosomin said...

Penguin for me too plz