Tuesday, September 20, 2005


well, it is my final night in the states. we had a day and a half of "staging" here in D.C. which started with sharing a hotel room with a complete stranger. it's not a big deal, but with everything else that's going on and all that you're anxious about - it's even more crazy when you're forced to share your personal space with someone you've never met before. luckily my roommate is cool and we got through the agony of sitting in staging and listening to someone tell us the dangers of being a foreigner in latin america. we had our staging with the group that was going to honduras - so there were actually about 65 of us there. but only 28 of us are going to el salvador. so far everyone seems cool. oh, i forgot to mention that i am in the midst of some raging cold on top of everything else. i don't know what the deal is, but i am taking every cold medicine i can think of so i am not miserable when we board the plane tomorrow. but i don't think i'm going to have much luck. oh well. check out time for us tomorrow is 3:00 a.m. (yikes!) so i better sign off. seriously, my roommate and i were discussing the fact that we don't think we've ever set our alarms for 2:00 a.m. before. weird. ok, adios gringos!