I’ve had a little visitor this week - my beloved Chechik herself, Jessie Sunday, has graced me with her presence!
For those of you who don’t know Chech, I can assure you she is a delightful treat and one of my all-time favorite people in the world. We met while working at the Fed two years ago, and were quickly inseparable. In addition to staffing my Birthright trip in January and accompanying me and Greene on our weeklong extension/adventure, she also enjoys dancing, and stealing things from my closet whenever I turn my back. She is a true catch. As long as I’m sounding like a dating service, she’s also single and ready to mingle, boys (all 3 of you non-gays who read this hot pink and sparkly blog of mine.)
She is also the only person I know who travels as much as I do (the title of this blog comes from her declaration that it’s okay that we’re single because, after all, we are rarely in the country). After she left the Fed (within one week of me, we could not bear to be without each other), she took off on a two-month trip across southeast Asia, backpacking through Thailand and Vietnam and Cambodia.
I repeat - backpacking. She backpacked. As in, carried her worldly possession ON HER BACK IN A PACK. For two months.
Here is some visual evidence, in case you are like me and had never seen such a thing before:
I’d like to also introduce the following image of my new suitcase, which I bought before the MOTL. I am basically internationally known for my overpacking -- I always say it’s better to have and not need, than need and not have, which translates into me making other people lug my multiple pieces of luggage on and off busses, trains, etc. (In Israel in January, I traveled with three suitcases.)
BUT THEN my wonderful and brilliant mother was trolling the aisles of Ross Dress for Less (I know.) and stumbled upon the most ENORMOUS SUITCASE OF ALL TIME. I can literally fit EVERYTHING in it. It is also electric turquoise, which I like, because I am a very subtle and low-key individual.
And now for comparison sake, so you can really see the difference, a side by side shot:
And just for shits and giggles, I made Chech get in my suitcase. We laughed and laughed and laughed, and then put on Glee’s Madonna episode and danced around my living room. Just a typical Wednesday night episode of The Jordan and Jessie Show.