Tuesday, May 02, 2006

24 Hours and Counting...

Today's May 2, and that means tomorrow's May 3. And that means tomorrow's the day I leave Provo for LA. (Four or five of us are flying out of LAX.) I finally moved all my stuff out of my house and put it in the storage unit I'm sharing with two of the girls going to India with me - and many thanks to Ben (also going to India) for the use of his truck while we go.

It felt like I had a lot more stuff than I ended up actually having. I guess that's what happens when you share a small little room with somebody who's got a bunch of stuff to store as well. But I'm leaving a lot of my excess stuff with Deseret Industries (we tend to just refer to it as DI), a place that will remind a lot of Eastern folks of just a really big Salvation Army or Goodwill thrift store. So that reduced my load a good amount.

So now I'm up on campus returning some books to the library and one to an anthro professor. I wish I'd had time to get more into this literature, but coursework just kept me too busy this semester, and I think I missed out on what could have been important theoretical stuff for the research project. What I think I'll do is run off some of what I see as being the most important sections so that I can access them in India, and then just destroy/recycle all that stuff when I get back. My backpack's pretty full already, so I'm not sure how much paper product I'm going to be able to fit.

I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to get my microphone equipment and tape in time to leave, and I brought that up with my sister a couple days ago while I was talking to her on the phone. "But you're going to be in LA!" she said. Oh, yeah! I'm going to be in a place that's just full of video equipment! So I'll be bopping on in to some video-equipment store Thursday to pick up the microphone, cable, boom, tape, and extra battery I need.

I guess things are really winding down. Or, since soon I'm heading out to do something I think of as big and maybe even important, maybe we're just getting started. In any case, the next time you hear from me I'll probably be in India.

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