Tuesday, May 31, 2011

On the go

I expected to come home with lots of stories to tell, and I do have them, but the moment I got off the plane, I was struck down by a cold, and jetlag. I have hardly been able to haul myself out of my pajamas, much less compose my thoughts.
Well, soon!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tales from the Carry On Suitcase

So, I leave for parts unknown in two days, to have a million adventures. And only one suitcase. And god only knows about the weather.
So I've got myself a list of what is going in the Worlds Smallest Suitcase (tm) which you can peruse at your leasure.
The Suitcase
  • 1 denim sheath dress with a yellow belt.
  • 1 yellow cardigan.
  • 1 yellow cami
  • 1 little black dress
  • 1 pair blue jeans
  • 1 pair black capri pants
  • 3 short sleeved shirts (1 black, one black and white striped, one red)
  • 1 long sleeved shirt (navy)
  • 1 yellow rain coat (packable)
  • 1 pair navy blue tennis shoes
  • 1 large hat (for the horse race I'll be attending)
  • assorted socks and underthings, plus pajamas.

    The Backpack
  • 1 journal (for notes and thoughts)
  • 1 reading book for airplane and train rides (Tears of Mermaids; the secret history of pearls, by Stephen G. Bloom)
  • Makeup bag (containing various cosmetics
  • 1 small jewelry bag (containing all jewelry to be worn on trip)
  • assorted pens
  • emergency change of undergarments (seriously, always take these with you on a flight, particularly if you plan on checking any luggage.)
  • cell phone, wallet, keys
  • 1 folder of maps, tickets, and emergency information

    Worn on the Plane
  • Slate blue t-shirt
  • black leggings shot through with berry and slate blue
  • asymetrical black knit tunic, belted.
  • black comfortable flats.
  • blue scarf.

    And I hope that takes me through it all well enough. My color scheme was originally going to be berry and blue, but then I realized that a number of events I'll be going to have blue and yellow or black and yellow as their official colors, and I decided to play around with that.
    I'm excited for the trip, I'm going to do so many things.