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All packed.. Got all but three gifts stuffed in amongst my shirts and jeans and things. Ready to go, and partly wishing it was tomorrow that we were leaving rather than yet another day away. Watched part of Pirates of the Carribbean, til I felt the need to be up and packing and moving around. I'll watch it fully later with Brendan.

He's off at D&D tonight, and I'm glad. I envy his nights of escape, although it sounds like a friend is organizing some sort of online D&D game. I had thought about staying away from the apartment this evening, but I knew I still had to pack, and I didn't want to leave it until late tomorrow. There are a few things left to do- One last package for Bren's mother came in today, it needs to be wrapped. He still needs to pack, we need to print out a few more cards, (chebutykin, we need your new address! email me?) and various sundries.

I'm really really tired. Surprisingly enough, the past few nights I've had blissful sleep. I hope it lasts. I'm ready for January to be here.. With the changes at work... and the plans we're making.. I want to DO rather than plan. (speaking of doing, I should be putting phone numbers in my cell phone so we'll have them while we're gone, rather than writing this)


I will try to get my online Christmas card up for friends tomorrow before we shut everything down. Unfortunately due to procrastination, our card list was um.. shortened.. quite a bit. I don't want anyone to feel like there's a "A" list and a "B" list... because there isn't. There's 'family' and there's 'friends'. :P (Sad that I have to say all that, but it's amazing what some people get offended over). So, if you don't get a card from us, we're sorry- we were lazy procrastinating bums, and .. um.. yeah. So please don't send anything. Anyone. I mean it. I gave our address out because people wanted it, not because we wanted things. Your friendship is the greatest gift we could want. :)

ANYWAY. I'm gonna go get those phone numbers put in before I forget again.

Note to self: pack cell phone charger tomorrow. And don't forget toothbrush!


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Dec. 17th, 2003 08:20 pm (UTC)
So please don't send anything. Anyone. I mean it.

Whoops. Curse me for being too efficient. Actually, I sent it out at the start of the week, so it may even show up the day after you leave. It's nothing elaborate of course. :)

I've always hated packing for trips; I try to delay it until the day of the trip. As much as possible on my last trip to NY for the long long weekend, I woke up at 6:30AM the morning of the trip and packed :(interspersed with other important things like shaving, showering and getting nourishment) until about 9'ish, which left me plenty of time to get to CVS to pick up the last few items I was missing, then drive myself down to the Amtrak station to hop on the train for 11:30.

The night before the trip, I'll try to use my whiteboard (often nicknamed my "war board") to jot down everything and anything I need ... from socks to a hat, from cell phone to batteries to sunglasses. As I put things in the bag, I erase them from the board.
Dec. 17th, 2003 08:24 pm (UTC)
I'm one of those people that packs as early as possible, and spends the duration of the time before the trip worrying 'Did I pack X?' 'Did I forget Y?'... I usually rush out the door without something important; hairbands, brush, toothpaste.. I've tried doing lists, but I usually forget where I put them, or I forget something that needs to go on them.. ;)

Traveling in general is just stressful for me. The closer the time of departure gets, the more stressed out I get.. and then I go and have a good time, and it's all good. :) Although now that I think of it.. I probably should get film for my camera...
Dec. 17th, 2003 11:52 pm (UTC)
I've moved from place to place and gone on so many 'outings' it's become an ingrained habit to check off the essentials. Anything not amongst these is regularaly forgotten but at least it allows for a core carrying ;)
Dec. 18th, 2003 06:09 am (UTC)
I usually end up missing one thing because I never thought to put it on my list. Last time it was my hat. Before that it was some charger.
Dec. 18th, 2003 08:57 am (UTC)
You guys have a nice holiday vaction down in New Orleans!
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