This whole Japan trip didn’t seem real at all until a brief moment yesterday when I passed my packed suitcase and it all hit me in a powerful wave. OMG. We’re really doing this. I’ve been running around non-stop lately so I haven’t had a whole lot of time to think about it. But, fortunately, because I’ve been running around non-stop lately, I’m kind of looking forward to a 16-hour plane trip, where I won’t be able to do anything but sleep or play video games.