January 19th, 2006


Continued Countdown to Sundance

Hair - washed

Grooming - done

Work - sent in

Wardrobe - wearing travel outfit (including the fishnets, since no one will really see them), still have to put together the rest

Packing - electronic equipment is ready, other stuff is piled in a laundry cart. I'm probably bringing too much, but inevitably I forget an item I take for granted at home (one time it was the makeup sponge; I had to wet hotel washcloths instead)

I finished "The Curse of the Singles Table" (again, that's NOTHING. Oh well, she wrote it before I could). It's due at the library the day before I get back, but I'm not sure I'll have a chance to run down the street today to return it. If not, it'll only be a day or two overdue (depending if I get back before the library closes).

I'll eat red peppers for breakfast, since I'd have to throw them out otherwise. Maybe some cereal, too. My weight was very high today. Sigh.


Literally. I kept throwing extra sweaters and tops in for possible layering of outfits, but I'm not even sure how it all coordinates. I probably have twice as many clothes as I need, and nothing is that nice.

Normally I travel with a duffel bag and garment bag, but this time I started out by putting clothes in a medium-sized suitcase. This soon overflowed to the garment bag.

The duffel was crowded with toilet articles and a ton of reading materials (designed to be thrown out when done - I already started 2 of the magazines). I transferred some reading items to my briefcase/pocketbook to carry on. That meant I had 5 items - suitcase, garment bag, duffel bag, briefcase, and laptop bag. Not good, since over 2 checked bags incur fees (and could possibly not even be allowed if the flight is full).

I could go through the clothes again (do I REALLY need all these sweaters?), but even then I probably would still need the garment bag. What to do?

The duffel bag is very very flexible. My briefcase, even fully loaded, fit inside. Whew!

I had to sacrifice the Puzzle Boat puzzles. Chances are they wouldn't get looked at anyway.

If we manage to get our hands on some of that legendary Sundance swag, I'll be in real trouble baggage-wise. I hear UPS in Park City is ready to box and ship things home.