Wednesday, March 6, 2013

a post in two parts: the problematics of packing

"You know what's wrong with you?" 
"No, what?"

...and this, right there, is why I prefer older movies. (Not just because Cary Grant is in it.) (Although he definitely is a factor...)

They're just so... sweet. I can't describe it any other way than that. (You know I must be enjoying it when I'm struck speechless...doesn't happen often!) 

You might be asking yourself right around now, "aren't you supposed to be packing? Not rhapsodizing on the joys of old movies and Cary Grant?" 

And the answer to that would be...why, yes.

However, look at my suitcase.

Do you really think I need to bring anything else? (And just to reassure: that can is not pepper spray or explosives, but dry shampoo. No matter where I go, my hair must look fabulous!) 


HAH. I fooled you. The inside of my suitcase actually looks like this:

That is... half empty. (And honestly, if I wasn't bringing my enormous Desigual sweater, it would be only a quarter full. That thing is HUGE. I could conceal a dead body with it... what?) 

Yes. Let that sink it for a moment (not the dead body thing, I was kidding about that, I swear... although who knows, I might get annoyed by some of my travel companions and need to use it... so the lesson here is DON'T GET ME MAD) and marvel. 

Honestly, though... I'm pretty much packed. All that remains is the all-important things like toothbrush, makeup... (YES. I need makeup, and anyone who says elsewise has never seen me first thing in the morning. If you tell me that I don't need to bring something, I will take it as a personal challenge and bring it for sure.) Why is it that the most important items are the ones you can't pack until later, and are thus most likely to forget?

However, procrastinating isn't doing me any good either. I am now terrified that something like this is going to happen to me...

Happy Wednesday, ninjas! Any embarassing airport stories to share?


  1. I love that movie! We have to watch it together sometime :D

    And omg, I'm glad that's half empty because I took one look at your suitcase and went BAHAHA that's for 10 days? There's no way. I was worried :P

    And makeup is an essential, don't let anyone tell us different xxx

  2. I'm impressed with your packing! Have a great trip! :)

  3. i love old movies too.
    ooh! i have airport stories!!!! but, i'm still contemplating whether to share some of them or not. because some are too embarassing, and the other of embarassing too.

  4. no way will that last 10 days . Good packing if it does I need tips . I am going into hospital for one day and packed more

  5. That 'Airport Incident' video is hilarious!!! :-) Thanks for posting it. It made my day!

  6. Great packing - you have left lots of room for shopping. That is super important!
    Love old movies - but the Fred & Ginger combo beats Cary & Audrey. I think because of all of the dancing!

  7. I'm with you on the old movies. I would rather watch Cary than any of the new guys...

  8. I always take the largest pieces of clothing, like that sweater, and wear it. Or throw it over my shoulders. More room for the packing. Sounds like you're bringing things back with you?... {:-Deb

  9. I still have yet to fly anywhere for real. Once I rode in the back of a small four person plan... but it wasn't embarrassing... just smelly. I was right near the fuel tank.

  10. Great video - have a great trip!

    Have a great weekend too!

    Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday!

  11. omg danisnotonfire! have i converted you yet? :)

  12. I'm impressed!

    And I've always wanted to try dry shampoo! I'm going to find some next time I'm at the drugstore!

    Have a particularly great trip!

    Thank you for linking.



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