Friday, July 14, 2017

Tent, boards, Big Sick. Tokyo.

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Jeremy is getting ready to go on his week-long biking trip at the end of July.  It's a supported ride, meaning that they'll take your stuff in a van/car/bus as you ride and bring it to where you'll camp for the night.  This means that Jeremy is packing for comfort and not weight.  There'll be a roomy tent and a heavy cot to lift the middle-aged back up off the ground.  They'll provide food & entertainment too.  He was going to go with his friend Ben, but Ben got a new job that starts next week and couldn't really ask to take his 2nd week off of work to go bike riding.  So Jeremy is going to go by himself.  He was thinking of cancelling because now he's friendless on this bike trip, but inspired by Vince's summer camp experience where we sent him friendless into a country halfway around the world, he decided that he loved biking enough to make some new friends.  We'll see.  He just checked, they are suppose to ride 480 miles.  He's trying to figure out a way to ride 20 more on his own to make it an even 500 miles.

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I'm studying this weekend for the nursing boards.  My exam is next Tues.  There is a practice app I'm using to study, but I can tell I'm not really studying.  It all feels a little pointless as I have no job, but I'm trying to be chipper about memorizing a lot of lab values and medication names and side effects.  It's harder for me to memorize these days, both hindered by my aging brain and also my sense of un-urgency and lazy summer days.

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Jeremy is taking me out on a date on Saturday.  It has been a million years since we've gone out on Saturday night from the house.  We'll do the classic dinner & movie.  The Big Sick, I think!

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We texted Vince tonight.  China was so fun, he reports, but he's getting over a cold right now.  He's ready to travel back with the group of girls to go to Guangzhou for one more day of sightseeing and shopping and then on to Tokyo where he'll meet up with the coolest uncle ever who took a whole week off of work and purchased a week of unlimited wifi hotspot on his phone so they will have excellent service all over.  Watch out owl/cat cafes & capsule hotels & bullet trains - Vince & Donald are headed your way.

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