Thursday, July 27, 2006

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I hate packing. Not that I haven't said that before.

I have packed one and a half times, and tomorrow, I'll take everything out, and pack again. Why? Because that's just the way I ween out all the things I won't need, but have shoved in "just in case". "Just in case" is the bane of my life right now. I know I can ween out one of those windcheaters - heat wave and all that. Cold nights I can deal with via the sensible application of layers.

Shit. I keep thinking of all this stuff I need to leave room for. Like thongs (that's flip-flops, NOT underwear). Craaaaap. I forgot all about them. And books. Shit. I've limited myself to two, which, considering how many I could take, is a mighty effort and triumph on my part. Except I suspect one of those books has been packed away, and I'm going to have to break my back to find it. Wait! I tell a lie. It is merely behind other books. Most excellent. At any time now, I will stop browsing the panelist list to see who ELSE is going. Closing the

Right now, I've swung away from "zomg excited squee!" to "zomg what have I got myself into?" something I did last time as well. Imagine how I'll be next year, when venturing to a country whose language I do not speak (but the food will be so good).

Despite having done only three and a bit nights of nightshift, my sleeping pattern is still severely fubar. I wake up at 4am, go back to sleep at 8am, and this happens no matter when I go to bed. Guh.

You know what scares me the most? The 17 hour flight. Having to wait 4 hours in LAX suffering from motion sickness. That's some very special misery, waiting for me right there.

One of the things that perks me up is the thought of venturing out of the hotel in Seattle and seeing a mountain. At least, I assume there's a mountain to see. Google images indicated as much. A BIG one.

Don't ask me what my thing with mountains is.

Of COURSE, now that I shall be away from my computer for a month, I've had the great urge to write. Three novels. The one I'm currently working on, it's accidental sequal and another totally unrelated have all had thinking breakthroughs in the last week. Ah, timing.

Again, tell me what I've forgotten.

Going to watch some TV now. Calm my nerves.


  1. Have a wonderful time. I'm bummed I won't be seeing you.

  2. Have a great trip. Libbette left yesterday for Oz...

  3. Pack light.

    I never looked at a bunch of stuff I took coz I thought I might need it.

    Even buying stuff along the way: that secondhand copy of Joseph Conrad's Nostromo that I bought in Luang Prabang for US$10 just because I felt obliged, and even tho I had a copy at home? Not so much.

  4. The best packing rule I've ever found is:

    Lay out all the stuff you absolutely must have. Then take only half of it. And take twice as much money.

    Have a great time!

  5. Anonymous28/7/06 10:43

    J00 have forgotten to relax.

    ~snug~ Will see you in less than a month! Squee! :D

    Also, do you want my cell # for while you're stateside? I haven't the faintest idea what you might need it for, but just in case. Or something. Stuff!