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4 weeks and only a swine in my way!

Travel | May 5, 2009

  • 2 full-time workdays left
  • 5 part-time workdays left (that's 7 workdays altogether for those that struggle with mathematics)
  • 4 weeks left in Vancouver
  • 1 Okanagan weekend getaway
  • 12 social events (and counting)
  • 1 apartment of furniture to sell
  • 1 bag to pack
  • 1 party to throw
  • 1 greyhound bus to catch
  • So many things to count down! So many things to do, but it all seems to be falling into place. I sure do like lists though, and I sure like counting down as well. Isn't anticipation half the fun? Hmmmmmm, actually, if the anticipation is half the fun I'm going to be really annoyed. Hopefully the anticipation I'm feeling is only 1/4 or 1/8 of the fun. I expect this trip to be seriously fun (and challenging too, I know all that, you don't have to remind me that some parts of traveling are exceedingly tedious, painful, and downright annoying).

    There is only one small dampener on my pending adventure and it all started out with a chicken and a pig. Damn those beasts and their intertwining flu strains! They are thwarting my impending fun and I'm not happy about it, not at all.

    However, I am choosing to remain naively optimistic about the whole thing, hoping it will blow over in a month or so. We won't be in Mexico until August, so I've got loads of time right? Although, my boss (who doesn't want me to leave) enjoyed informing me that the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic lay dormant for a few months before killing anywhere in the vicinity of 70-100 million people just a little too much. It was just his way of trying to get me to stay in the country, but still! I will not be deterred. If this flu thing really kicks in I will take my adventures elsewhere.

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About Bay Oliver

Bay's career has been many and varied due to a penchant for traveling the world. After completing a double degree in Business Management and Journalism at the University of Queensland in 2002 she was lucky enough to land herself a job at Brisbane's Quest Community Newspapers. A year of roving reporting brought the epiphany that journalism and Bay didn't jive.
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