Sunday, January 10, 2010

Prep

With all of Alanna's educational preamble, I thought I'd shed some light on what I've been doing to prepare for the big trip:


Saving Money

Since maybe the tenth grade I've been using a whiskey tube as a piggy bank, dropping a coin or two in whenever I've had some to spare. It got heavy, and in lieu of lugging it back to Victoria when we moved out, I popped it open:


Just shy of 180 bucks! not shabby.


Protecting Our Belongings

As a Christmas gift I sewed Alanna a fabric laptop case from an old sports coat. If Fagin owned a Dell, he'd be proud. Behold:



Familiarizing With Local Culture

Mainly via this link : Awesome Tapes From Africa, provided by a pal named Cody.

As far as I can tell it's a Brooklyn guy who seeks out cassettes of obscure musicians from all over Africa and makes them available on the interweb. There is a ton of stuff on here, just browsing the covers is worthwhile. I think my favourite of what I've heard is Karamoko Keita. I know everyone says the Blues originated in Africa, but a reminder every once in a while doesn't hurt.

For your dance parties, I preemptively request Ata Kak.


...And we're all ready to go! That's how it's done, folks.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Hopefully, Brad will be as successful as you...He's doing the same thing with my tank that I kept my pet newt in.

Anonymous said...

Hey, what did you do with my Whisky tube. Come to think of it, where did my Whisky go?

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