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But hey, I mean, there's nothing really to be upset about. It's not going to make that much difference in MY life, and HIS life is going to be totally interesting and memory-making and sunshine and roses, so I don't know what I'm kvetching about.

He's still in bed, I'm going to go home at lunchtime and bring pizza.

I'm looking at plane tickets. I should have done this months ago, but I'm a procrastinator. Anyway, my plan in my head was to actually fly into Amsterdam, and spend a couple nights there, on my own. I mean, while I'm in the neighborhood, right? Why not? But when I tried to work up some itineraries a few weeks ago, the price was SKYROCKETING when I tried to arrange a multiple-city jawn. So today I figured maybe I'd try to do it piece by piece, maybe things were looking stupid because they're all one-way flights. The logical thing to do would be to fly into Amsterdam, then take a flight from there to Berlin, and then get back to Amsterdam to get home. But (if I recall correctly) Iceland Air is the only airline that doesn't stop in London. So maybe London as my jumping off point would be the way to go. Fly into London, take a quick flight on KLM to Amsterdam (I did that back in '98, it's easy and cheap, only like $70-$80), and then at the end of my stay, fly from Berlin to London.

Well, I found out the expensive part of my trip: a flight from Amsterdam to Berlin is FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. WTF, mates? They're right there!! Same continent and everything! Man. Oh well. The whole point was that this was supposed to be a cheap way to get to Amsterdam, but apparently that's not happening. So Germany it is. Not that I'm complaining, of course. I may still plan a short little trip by myself, though. Depending on how busy Sean is with school whilst I'm there. Traveling alone in a foreign country is an interesting feeling. And man, Germany is beautiful, what I saw of it, anyway. Bavaria. I liked Bavaria.

Man, also, my computer! They put it together! It is on the way to my carrier's regional shipping center! I'll be receiving it sometime next week! I couldn't be more excited! I check dell.com every three seconds to see if there are any updates. I am so excited! Also, my parents bought me a nice scanner for my birthday, but they forgot to bring it with them when they came to visit. So Sean brought it down with him yesterday. It's beautiful! So shiny and smooth. I stroked it. I'm not going to bother hooking it up to this old computer, I'll wait til I get my shiny new one. I need to get a computer desk this weekend! So that he has a nice home when he arrives. My current computer desk is a piece of crap.

I'm so excited about all this! Computer, and Germany! Also I have to buy a car before the bro comes back from the Fatherland, I promised him! So I have that to do too!

And then finally I can think about buying a house! Unless my trip to Germany reminds me that I don't want to settle down ever, I just want to travel my life away. We'll see if that happens.

Bye, I'm off to pick up pizza!


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 25th, 2004 09:36 am (UTC)
you should look into taking a train from amsterdam to berlin. i mean i would need to look at a map to double check but i think its feasible. whenever my parents travel in europe they always take trains because unlike stoopid america they are federally funded railway systems and therefore plentiful, efficient, and cheap.
Mar. 25th, 2004 09:41 am (UTC)
because i'm procrastinating and want to go to europe too
check out www.raileurope.com

not saavy enough to make it a direct link but they can quote you a price and then shop around.
Mar. 25th, 2004 09:37 am (UTC)
Dude, don't fly to Berlin, just take a train. It'll be way cheap and the Dutch train system is radpants. It's very, very easy to travel nextdoor once you're there.
Mar. 25th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC)
My best friend lives in Germany and uses http://www.ryanair.com/ to fly everywhere (especially Amsterdamn and London).
Mar. 25th, 2004 10:18 am (UTC)
good deal on the new computer,
i want one too. i am hoping maybe around my birthday(Aug 3) i get a new one.
Mar. 25th, 2004 10:25 am (UTC)
i agree with every one else who hasa just told you to look into eurorail.
Mar. 25th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)
it's all due to the drop in the dollar against the euro. just 2 years ago, it was so cheap to fly around/to europe. now? fuckin' hell it's expensive.
perhaps you could try the train?
Mar. 25th, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC)
Have you considered taking the train?
Mar. 25th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
ha! i was totally going to write that same thing...
Mar. 26th, 2004 08:05 am (UTC)
i can't believe no one has mentioned this, but have you thought about taking a train?
Mar. 26th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC)
You know, if I remember there's a train that you could take. You might want to look into it.
Apr. 5th, 2004 10:47 am (UTC)
have a good trip...?
i just wanted to thank you for coming by and letting me in on the photobucket thingy.

im not sure if i should be reading your entries as they seem so much more thoughtful and possibly personal( as against my drivel to deocrate my pictures..)
take it easy.
Apr. 13th, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
Re: have a good trip...?
Hey, no problem!

And my friend, if it is on the internet, it is for all to enjoy. Well, read, anyway. Enjoyment is no guarantee. I do tend to get a bit maudlin at times.
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