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normandie_m
normandie_m
They're introducing the Sci-Fi channel onto cable here starting next month! Buffy! BSG! The X-Files! At decent times of the day too (instead of late at night, which is where most sci-fi shows go on the commercial networks). The only thing that would make this sweeter would be if they got the rights to Old Skool Doctor Who (though UKTV probably has a claim on that as well since they show the New Skool series).

Rather pleased that the second series of Supernova seems to be premiering next month too. It was a terrible show which really played up the horrible Australian stereotypes (aka: dangerous/poinsonous animals everywhere and kangaroos breaking into your house regularly). Though, I did like the episode where the astronomers thought that they were looking at the face of God in a nebula (when it was actually tv footage of Jon Pertwee that got there in some weird signal mixup), and I've come to enjoy Rob Brydon as a comic actor.

Eight days until I'm off to Italy. Still not very excited, probably because of Latin exam that's three days before my departure. Boo. Will have to think of packing soon as well, given that if I do it at the last minute, I will obviously forget something important (as is my nature with these things).

Current Mood: pleased pleased
Current Music: The Postal Service- Such Great Heights

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kapitankraut From: kapitankraut Date: November 5th, 2006 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Visa (where necessary), passport, cash, and something to keep you entertained in flight - surely all the rest can be picked up in Italy itself if you forget to pack anything?
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: November 5th, 2006 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Taking a few books for the flight (and for the train trips in Italy), though Emirates apparently has a very impressive in-flight entertainment selection.
kapitankraut From: kapitankraut Date: November 6th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Impressive doesn't begin to describe it. If you've not yet checked their website for what movies/TV shows etc they have, do that when you get the chance. 99% of what is on that list will be available, and the 1% that will be missing will be missing because it's only on flights to weird places like Tanzania or Pakistan.

I even managed to see a movie coming back from Dubai that hadn't been released in Australia yet.
From: threeoranges Date: November 5th, 2006 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)
You may need to buy a two-prong European plug adaptor if you want to recharge your phone or camera: I also recommend a way of keeping your money/passport close to you so that if you get your bag snatched you suffer only minimal loss.

Apart from that, yeah, most stuff can be picked up in Italy I'm sure. Have a good trip!
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: November 5th, 2006 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
The sacristan at my church (a rather experienced traveller in Italy) suggested that I do away with a bag if the occasion allows (and minimize the amount of valuables that I'm taking with me). I've got this really small pocket-like bag that would go around my neck and could go discreetly under my coat/shirt. I'll use it for the vitals like my credit card, cash, ID, etc.

I'll be sure to look into the adapter though. I have a feeling that dad's got one from his and mum's trip to Europe earlier this year so I'll have a hunt around for that. :)
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: November 5th, 2006 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
What size is your camera memory card? Might be worth investing in a spare one. Curse Latin exams for killing the excitement (I'll be doing mine while you're in Italy, dammit).

Also, I'm going to do a Libby: what should I wear on the fourth?!
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: November 5th, 2006 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
512 mb is the size of the card in my camera at the moment. I remember that when dad took his camera to Turkey/Italy earlier this year, if he ran out of space he simply uploaded the photos and sent them to my sister. That would probably be a bit of a bother though, so I'll try and go into the city this week and get an extra.

As to fashion advice....er, dress nicely? I'm saying dressy casual (if such a thing exists). I'm wearing a black skirt and top, but that's only because I can't think of anything better to wear with the gown, stole and the silly mortarboard that wouldn't clash badly.
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