Posted by Kate on June 06, 1999 at 18:02:03:
In Reply to: Re: Two Days An' a Bit! posted by MMMMarcia on June 06, 1999 at 12:47:40:
Where ARE you fellow attendees? Anyone else going crazy trying to decide what to pack and where to fit it all? And what to wear where? And why this last couple of days is taking SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO long to get by so we can hit the road? Come on...post a bit, and let us hear what's up!
Oh, please MMMMarcia!!
Who's got time to post!! Some of us are going on our 'hols', dontcha know!! We've got things to do! Really important stuff! Like packing, gal!
For instance, lets take the *important* stuff; do I take my electric rollers - or do I go for the 'windswept' (read birdsnest!) look? Do I take my orthopaedic triangular pillow - or do I just use my rolled up sweater? Do I go for the whole 'summer look' make up kit - or just a UVA filter 'lippie' instead?!! All serious stuff! Decisions, decisions! And I'm no good at making decisions like that!!
Then there is the question of 'what do I wear' when travelling?! Glasgow is 'bound' to be wet, the airports cool and Charlotte hot!! So - do I wear warm clothes to be warm in Glasgow and risk looking like an idiotic 'boiled lobster' in Charlotte? Or do I wear a little crop top to be comfortable in Charlotte but have all of Glasgow looking at me as though I am some sad tourist who came on holiday to Glasgow, thinking it would be summer?!! A real dilemma, I tell you!!
As for clothes in the suitcase, that is a real 'game'!! I put things in, I take things out!! How many changes of clothes a day does one need - one for 'hiking' and clean clothes for evening? Perhaps, I try to persuade myself, everybody else will be sweating and 'glowing' and not notice *I* haven't changed from the day's hiking stuff. Nope, not likely!! Changes are definitely needed!! And just when I think I have finally got the whole 'necessary travel kit' sussed - some 'bright spark' (I have a feeling it was YOU, Rich!!), says take extra sneakers/trainers to change into - I was only going to take one pair!! So - I'M BACK TO SQUARE ONE!!!!!
The whole trip is taking me 7 days - can I justify taking my whole summer 'wardrobe'? I think so!! But, 'excess baggage' says 'definitely no'!! So, nothing else for it - I shall just have to ask the pilot if he has room for some 'extra little bits' in *his* suitcase!!!!
Then there is the question of 'instructions' for the babysitter (grandma) who's looking after my 'boys' (the cats). Screeds of paper on 'How to Operate ... microwave, cooker, TV, Video, stereo system, cordless phone, answering machine, washing machine etc., and of course, which bills she is quite welcome to pay, if she has a mind.
Then there are instructions re: the boys:
IN SPITE OF WHAT THE BOYS SAY, they DO NOT require to be fed every hour, on the hour. And CAT TREATS are exactly that - treats and DO NOT constitute a normal daily meal!
Whoa, MMMMarcia!! Who's got time to post!! OK, one little message:
I'M SO EXCITED!! I'M PANICING - I'LL NEVER BE READY!! BUT I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!
See you all in 3 and a bit days!!
Take care while travelling, y'all!
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