Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Underling goes Egyptian

Glorious readers, tomorrow I will be leaving for Egypt which means you will go postless for at least tomorrow and probably until Monday because Saturday is Pyramids and Cairo, Sunday is more Cairo, meeting Melinda and a flight to Luxor (which from now on will be referred to in it's ancient name of Thebes, that goes for Istanbul too which will now only be called Constantinople, though I don't think I will be saying that in Egypt much or ever for that matter). Then the real reason for being in Egypt begins.

That reason is that I will be Katy's assistant while she photographs every square inch of the walls in the Menna Tomb. My job, besides standing there and looking good like always, will be to stand there with a reflector.

This of course is not going to take up everyday of the 2 weeks, because I have been promised among other things; camel rides, tombs, country buses, rides on The Nile, other tombs, guys names Ali, and rabid dogs chasing me down if I stay out past sunset. That along with a pool, a multitude of books and an internet connection will of course provide you the reader with many blog posts to read whilst I am away.

I have no idea what I will post about but don't expect any features other than book related ones (though I reserve the right to break that promise at any time) because I think I should spend my time completely devoted to giving my uneducated opinions on Egypt and its' people.

If posts become impossible to make then I will surely update my twitter, which should be posting to my blog every night but that has been off and on.

Other than that, I hope to write many hastily scribbled notes on the plane to give to you as soon as I can. Ta ta for now!

1 comment:

  1. My oh my, you have been promised a lot of things. No guarantees about rabid dogs.

    I'd also like to say that as well as holding a reflector, while wearing all black, in a very hot tomb with the door closed and no fresh air, you will also be adjusting lights, measuring distances, and holding color charts so long that your arms start to go numb.