July 09, 2006

Excited? You bet! Packing for the post-USGP stay!

I'm scrambling and getting ready for the German GP next week, and besides getting psyched for a week's worth of working and German electro-synthpop/dub/trance/house/disko (yee-haa!), I'm also preparing for an extended vacation in the USA after the USGP on July 23rd. This means I'm bringing back more than the bare essentials with me, and item numero uno is my trusty Arai , custom painted by Mike Taylor Designs in Redwood City. I'm anxious to return to the roads I love, and perhaps even more anxious to get back for the food! I weighed in at 72 Kilos (158 lbs) the last time I saw a scale, and granted, I have been excercising slightly more here in Europe, but that represents a significant weight loss for me since I moved out here. What can I say? The Euro-life encourages a healthier lifestyle, from the simple foods and salads, walking everywhere, and constant influx of nicotine!

Keep an eye out on the roads around the Bay Area, and if you see this helmet, give a little honk and a wave.

I plan to spend as much of my free time as possible roving about, because I sure as hell don't want to spend my life in front of a tv. I wish I could say that I'm super-stoked to be visiting Germany again, but to be frank (furt, haha), I didn't really enjoy it the last time around. This would be due to the hellacious time I had dealing with the Deutsch Customs personnel and their style. Also, I don't really have any friends in Germany, so other than the music and the World Cup fever, I'm not really anticipating finding too much trouble to get in to. Who knows? Maybe I'll be in for a treat. You never know what's just around the corner, and it's the joy of learning about something previously unknown that stimulates me. I took a moment yesterday to visit a hardware store, or Ferreteria, to get a hold of some supplies. Supplies for what? MotoLiam is making some super secret souvenirs for a few of his friends back in the USA.

Time to get back to packing, and trying to figure out how I'm going to get everything into my bags, and to and from the airport. Because I'll have more than just light luggage, I think I'll end up taking a taxi to the airport, and although it's expensive, it's going to be worth it. I suppose I should start making a list:

Helmet? Check
Boots? Check
Gloves? Check
Clothes? What for? Oh, right . . . . . . a place to hold the food money!

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