Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Baku or Bust

In the last 72 hours I have...
Officially finished grad school by walking across the stage... (hooray!)
Run into an old roommate who owes pretty much everyone I know a ton of money...
Put my mom, sister and brother in law on a plane...
Put my HMF on a plane...
Put myself on a plane...
Drugged myself to sleep... (it worked! I didn't arrive totally catatonic!)
Decided Frankfurt was kind of an industrial town...
Accidentally got my passport stamped there anyway...
Read the news in French...
Seen the Black Sea by plane...
Been on a plane to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan...
But arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan....
Was welcomed by, literally, a smoking mass of people...
Been mistaken for a prostitute (I think that's what he was saying...
Been the only woman (without children and/or under the age of 50) in an airport at 10 pm...
Waited for an agonizing long time for the XR kiosk to open...and nervously changed money...
Arrived from the airport and went straight to work...
Slept in the most comfortable bed EVER!
Forgotten hairspray...
Killed a computer battery...
Became the new owner of a bright pink RAZR...(strictly for work purposes, of course...)
Eaten Sheep cheese...
Seen the Caspian Sea from my hotel window...
Come down with a cold...
And gotten back to work!

Have landed safely and no worse for wear - however, I did forget the hookup from my camera to the computer so pictures will have to wait until I get back! More postings later...
M.

1 comment:

Rose Connors said...

Congrats and what an exciting adventure. I'm wildly jealous!