Thursday, April 30, 2009

Just Joan Wilder


I can pack for a week long business trip with no problem.

I can efficiently pack for a two week long business trip.

I can even pack for a multiple week business trip to multiple cities, thanks to hotel valet services and working with a different set of people each week, who don't know I'm wearing an outfit for the second or third time.

But I'm having a problems with packing for three weeks, for several various climates across the country, from sailing, to summer road travel, to church and meeting the family outfits, and not always having access to a laundry, much less a valet. Not that I need a valet, but there will be approximately 12 days where we won't have access to a real laundry.

I'm a very good packer, though. I don't take a ton of make-up, perfumes, and jewelry. I don't even like perfume and don't wear very much make-up or jewelry at all. I might go overboard on the skincare products, because I have sensitive skin and need my things for it. But I know that I do have a problem narrowing down shoes. I NEED my shoes.

I think I'm going to have to send a box ahead of me to the Captain's house. I just can't show up at the Seattle airport with a 7 day trip sized rolling suitcase to lug aboard a sailboat. The Captain would have a conniption and toss it into Puget Sound.

Besides, I hate dragging a bunch of junk around like Kathleen Turner in Romancing the Stone. Ever since I saw that movie, I swore I'd never be annoying with girly things, like trying to hang on to my high heels and luggage when hiking through the Columbian jungle.

Ok, maybe I don't need to pack four pairs of flip-flops, even if they are the cutest Tommy Hilfiger plaid or pink and green flowers.




Anyone remember Eddie Money?







UPdated May 4th: That's Eddie GRANT, not Eddie Money. I always did get my Ed, Edd, and Eddie's confused.

8 comments:

Col. Hogan said...

Bring a minimum of stuff and just buy more as you need it.

Flip flops are never to be worn. The last time I wore flip-flops was when I was in the Navy--they were required to be worn in the shower.

I've been trying to forget Eddie Money--along with Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdink and a couple of others--for years.

For some strange reason, though, I like Paul Williams.....go figure.

surohyd

smartass sob said...

I just can't show up at the Seattle airport with a 7 day trip sized rolling suitcase to lug aboard a sailboat. The Captain would have a conniption and toss it into Puget Sound.A seabag...or dufflebag, Ms. Chatelaine. It will hold anything a 7 day suitcase will hold and more. Just roll each article of clothing into a tight roll and tie with clothes stops (cord or string.) Then stack them neatly into the bag. A small second bag will serve for toiletries.

sasob

Chatelaine said...

Good idea, Col. Hogan. I always forget that I can always go buy something, instead of taking enough to last three weeks.

I love flip-flops! I practically live in them in the summer. I've got at least a dozen kinds.

You can keep Paul Williams, though. He always creeped me out.

Chatelaine said...

Rolling! Yes, Smartass, I forgot about that too! That always takes up less space.

I don't have a duffel bag, though, just regular suitcases and beach bag type things.

Hmmmm...sounds like a reason to go shopping :)

The Wine Commonsewer said...

A seabag...or dufflebag, Ms. Chatelaine. It will hold anything a 7 day suitcase will hold and more.SA, spoken like a true Swabbie.

♪♫♪....two tickets to paradise.

Except you only need one.

Chatelaine said...

Heh :)

You're very musical today, TWC.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I love that Eddie Money song!

The thing to do, girlygirl, is to take the Captain shoe shopping with you.

Before long, he'll be buying them for you - without you there!

Now, that's sweet. And baby, I know!!

Chatelaine said...

Omg, Janie... I kind of hate to think of what kind of shoes the Captain would bring home for me. Probably something horrid...like those shoes that woman's husband in Tennessee made her wear and she showed them to the judge in court. You know...when she was on trial for shooting him. I'd shoot my husband too if he made me wear some ugly shoes like that.