Eye spy with my little eye a place beginning with eye

Or rather... I will in a week. Well, technically, a week from tomorrow at some obscene hour of the morning.

But where am I going? Will it be potatoes and Mormons¹, or corn and wrestlers, or car racing and basketball, or whatever Illinois is famous for? Will it be all leprechauns and shamrocks? Geysers and Björk? Religious fundamentalism and... um, reading Lolita? Roadside bombings and potential civil war? Curry and outsourced call centers? Marinara sauce and gondolas? Gamelans and... whatever else they have in Indonesia?

Such mystery! Just you wait and see!

¹ No. Sorry!

srah - Tuesday, 28 February 2006 - 6:05 PM
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Comments (16)

gravatar alfie - February 28, 2006 - 9:06 PM -

What country is religious fundamentalism and reading Lolita - my brain isn't getting that one.

I know where you're going!

gravatar srah - February 28, 2006 - 9:30 PM -

Reading Lolita in Tehran. It made sense to me when I wrote it, but yeah, I can see how you wouldn't get it.

gravatar Denzylle - February 28, 2006 - 9:48 PM -

There are only two countries left! Israel, and Ingushetia.

And the states confuse me as, apart from Idaho which is easy, I cannae be fashed to figure out what the othes are, but is that Idaho plus three or plus two. 'Cos *I* know there are four...

gravatar srah - February 28, 2006 - 9:56 PM -

Denzylle has caught on - the place I'm going is the one I left off. So off I go to Ingushetia to enjoy the natural gas reserves and tense political situation!

It's Idaho + 3. Except that I couldn't think of anything (stereo)typically Illini.

gravatar Cari - March 1, 2006 - 2:14 AM -

wait i'm confused. I remember you telling me about going to a country beginning with eye, but are you going to Illinois?

gravatar srah - March 1, 2006 - 6:33 AM -

No. Denzylle guessed where I'm going!

gravatar Denzylle - March 1, 2006 - 6:58 AM -

Falafel and tense political situation.

Well, don't ride the buses, and don't get yourself invited to weddings or restaurants.

If it's work related, I guess there's plenty of mileage. My upstairs neighbour is from there, and escaped by way of Georgetown Uni, and is now at London Uni.

gravatar srah - March 1, 2006 - 7:01 AM -

I've been assured, by people who have visited, that it's a lot safer than the media makes it out to be. We'll also have security people watching over us. Gotta go learn more about the country, because I know very little as it is.

gravatar Aunt Pam - March 1, 2006 - 7:27 AM -

Deep Dish Pizza + Log Cabins = Illinois, perhaps?

My prediction: You will have a safe and very enlightening experience that will be utterly unforgetable.

gravatar alfie - March 1, 2006 - 8:20 AM -

While I was driving to Meijer last night, I figured out that you were probably talking about Iran.

gravatar chrispy - March 1, 2006 - 8:32 AM -

Srah, I don't think you should go Into The Woods...

gravatar J - March 1, 2006 - 10:44 AM -

Not only do they have gamelans, they have my all-time favorite place name, which also (as a sort of double-bonus) starts with an eye: Irian Jaya!

gravatar Cheryl - March 1, 2006 - 12:14 PM -

Indonesia has that civilization they just uncovered by clearing out some old lava. And orangutans!

gravatar Cari - March 1, 2006 - 10:22 PM -

ok so it is where u told me u were going to go!

gravatar Aunt Pat - March 2, 2006 - 12:27 PM -

And why are you going?

gravatar srah - March 2, 2006 - 12:46 PM -

It's fer werk.

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