I suck at a lot of things, but I suck the most at packing.

FYI, if you are interested, I'm feeling A LOT better. Thank you shot in my ass! I have my voice back and my throat isn't on fire. This morning I was running on 50%, this afternoon I was around 30%, now I'm at 80%. I should be 100% by Thursday. Yippee!

So, back to packing. I suck at it. Did I tell you that? Well, I do suck. At packing, that is. I have to make a list otherwise I end up leaving tons of stuff at home but manage to bring 2 and 3 of the same things. So, I made a partial list that I add to when I think about it. I've been carrying around this list all evening.

My handwriting sucks, I'm aware. There are some really important things on this list. Let me point them out for you. Far left corner, second from the bottom. Glossing Cream. Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream to be exact. Sadly, Mr. Fekkai didn't realize that I'd be carrying on a bag and his product weight exceeds what I can bring on, so I've taken a small amount and moved it into a small empty container perfect for travel. I cannot live without this stuff.

Second column, last item. Workout clothes. I've been really awesome at working out every other day without fail. My plan is to keep it up. I may actually miss Thursday, but I fully intend on working out while I'm gone. If you see me please ask me if I've worked out and if I say no, then kick me and tell me to get with it.

Far right, second to last item. Chi. That would be my Chi flat iron. The lord knows that I have been lost until I found this amazing hair tool. I would be forced to buy a new one if I forgot it. You people don't want to see my wavy, frizzy hair. Chi + Glossing Cream = hair heaven.

Other pretty important things include a business card holder for Jess. In my bag and ready to rock! Also, a business card holder for Kristen. This is not in my bag yet, but it will be procured by tomorrow. And of course a laptop. I don't actually own a laptop so I borrowed my brother's laptop (thank you Pattymelt!!). Little does he know that I fully intend to change his computer log on password to Thistletwat. I'm a great big sister. I'm torn on the whole laptop thing, I've never traveled with one and it seems like such a pain in the ass. Don't you have to open it up and turn it on for security check? Also, what if I barely use it? It'll be like lugging a large paperweight for no reason.

Now on to my suitcase where I'm storing all these lovely things. Um, yea, it's almost full. Guess what I have in it. One complete outfit, pj's, unmentionables, a pair of shoes and some of my toiletries. GAH x 1,000. I still have to squeeze in 2 more outfits, another pair of shoes and jewelry. I don't travel light when it comes to jewelry so this is a problem.

I will be carrying on a backpack (so stylish, I know) that will house the laptop, my actual purse, travel itinerary and random papers and a magazine or two and maybe a book. So I have some room.

I don't like this charging to a checked bag one bit. Don't these people know that I NEED to pack at least 2 more pairs of shoes and at least 2 extra outfits? Sheesh.

This will likely be my last post until I get all settled in San Fransisco. I wish you all could be there and I know it sucks for some of you that aren't coming. Next year, perhaps?


She Likes Purple said...

You just have to take the laptop out, you don't have to turn it on. See you tomorrow!

La Petite Chic said...

Yeah, I'm a little worried about packing everything I need into a carry-on and my laptop bag. Should be interesting!

Raven said...

I have things laid out but not actually in a suitcase yet. As of now I am checking a bag, not carrying on. I need to see if they have changed their policies before I decide if I need to change that idea.

I am bringing A LOT OF STUFF.

YAY FOR FEELING BETTER! I will stand down on the SARS mask!

Jamie said...

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Jamie said...

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Have a good trip!

}i{ Liza }i{ said...

This is so funny! I make lists for literally EVERYTHING! And I always, always make one when I am going on trip!!!!