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21 October 2008 @ 08:04 am
101 jillion things to do  

I don’t like traveling. I don’t like the *preparations* for traveling, particularly. I like being places. I just don’t like everything it takes to get there. I always feel like I have 12,000 million billion things to do RIGHT NOW before I leave. I’ve gotten better about early organizing in the last couple of years (mostly to try and spare Ted, who takes the brunt of my ill humor if I’m insufficiently prepared), but it’s all a major PITA anyway. So today is the List Of A Hundred Jillion Things To Do Before Leaving.

- do the dialog class handout
- print out dialog and developing voice handouts
- print out airline reservation stuff
- email the SCWW contact woman to tell her the airline cancelled a flight or something so I’m getting in later than expected (joy)
- print out all the SCWW information
- print out hotel information for Ted
- pack a toothbrush
- check bus schedule buses at 3:05 (unlikely) and 5:10 (more likely)
- pack a couple* books to read
- try to remember what I’m forgetting
» like going to get cash out before trying to catch the bus
» pack more socks
» pack the cell phone

Crap. Looks like I have to check in at the airport. sigh. oh well.

*Theoretically if I only pack a couple of books, I’ll do some writing on the trip. Realistically, if I only pack a couple of books, I’ll buy several in the airport bookstore. Except one of the airports is Dublin, which hasn’t got much in the way of decent selection, and another is Charles de Gaulle, where, y’know, I don’t know, all the books might be in French, and the last one is Atlanta, by which time my eyes will be burned holes in a blanket and I won’t be able to read anyway. Decisions, decisions.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: busybusy
The Green Knight: Fly awaygreen_knight on October 21st, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
I noticed the last time at Stansted, that 3/4 of the WHSmith were given over to special edition hardcovers! because when you're flying with one small bag, you want nothing more than two for the price of one hardcovers...
princessalethea: Big Gunprincessalethea on October 21st, 2008 11:04 am (UTC)
God, travel anxiety is a bitch, innit?
kitmizkit on October 21st, 2008 11:05 am (UTC)
Yes. Yes it is. :)
Nimtouchstone on October 21st, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)

There is a real bookstore on at least one of the Atlanta concourses, and newstands with best-sellers and such on the others . But yeah, by the time you get here, most of your flying is out of the way. Imagine us waving as you fly over the city :)
Jennifer Jacksonarcaedia on October 21st, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
I'm with you. I hate the travel part (usually so much that I can't eat during that bit), though I usually enjoy the rest of the trip. I have a mad-on dislike for airports these days, too.
wednesday childewedschilde on October 21st, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
i don't see san diego anywhere on that.
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on October 21st, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Hughes&Hughes took over the kiosks in Dublin Airport, and they had a decent selection when I went through there. But then, I look at every table and bookcase too.
chant_1chant_1 on October 22nd, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
"I like being places. I just don't like everything it takes to get there."

When, oh when, will somebody finally invent a teleportation device?!

Oh, and don't forget to remember what you're forgetting. ; )

Have a good trip!