One week from today I’ll be taking off for Sveden. People keep asking if I’m packed. Please. People. It’s one whole week. I did dig through my files yesterday to make sure I knew where my passport was. And I’m thinking about what to pack …
Books. My nerdly friends will be glad to know I’ve chosen my reading material: Ilium by Dan Simmons and Uncle Fred in the Springtime by P.G. Wodehouse. I’m not much for science-fiction – more of a fantasy girl myself – but my friend has promised that the writings of Dan Simmons are of literary quality. I’m holding him to this claim; I’ll let you know whether or not he led me astray upon my return. And P.G. Wodehouse – how can you go wrong with P.G. Wodehouse? Yeah, I can’t imagine either.
Camera. Got a new camera. I’m sure you’re familiar with the new-shoe-phenomenon – where a new pair of sneakers suddenly makes a kids run really fast? Well, I’m near certain the same principle applies to new cameras. Of course, any of you who have seen me in action with said new camera – tongue out, nose scrunched – may think differently. But I remain hopeful all the same.
Shoes. AND I bought a new pair of shoes. Cute and comfy. They were a bit more than I wanted to spend, however. So they will be traveling in my carry-on. That way if our luggage gets lost I may have lost gifts, my underwear, and all my clothes, but by george I’ll have my new shoes!