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March 12th, 2005


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05:53 pm - And so it begins
I've gathered most of the clothing that I'm thinking I'll take to India. Two blazers, two honest-to-goodness dress shirts, two pairs of dress slacks, four ties. That'll be the bulk of my work-wear. I'll fill it out with the two button-down "adventure travel" shirts I bought a bit ago, a pair of similarly intended trousers I got at REI today (for $1.91, after dividend), figuring that these will also be able to do double-duty as "street" clothes. Add on a pair of jeans, some polo shirts, some casual t-shirt type shirts and a week's worth of socks and underwear and I think I'll be ready for most anything. If work is far more formal than I expect, I anticipate being able to get additional clothes for cheap in India. (The $1.91 trousers are made in India!)

Into my checked luggage will also go my dress shoes, my knife, main toiletries and shaving stuff. My electronics (laptop and camera) and their associated cords will be in the backpack I use as a carry-on. Also in there will be two of the goody bags that minnehaha put together for me.

Now for a nap before the actual packing starts.

Our friends Philip and Laura got here a few hours ago and are already marvelous! It will be very comforting knowing they are here.
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Mon Arbre--Madrigaia--Viva Voce

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From:doccross
Date:March 13th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC)
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Have fun in India. Stay out of trouble:) Don't forget to blog. Take lots of pictures. Don't get eaten by a tiger:) Try lots of Indian food.

Doc
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From:jbru
Date:March 13th, 2005 10:15 am (UTC)
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You have no idea, not being involved in recent local SF fan politics, how funny the "don't get eaten by a tiger" comment is. Made me chortle.

I will have, I think, little choice but to try lots of Indian food. Or at least Indian interpretations of various cuisines. (Indian Mexican food? Hmmm.)

Pictures and blogging a-plenty are in store! Thanks for the good wishes.
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From:laurel
Date:March 13th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
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Have a great trip! Will miss you at BiL and Minicon, but understand that India is too good to pass up.
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From:jbru
Date:March 13th, 2005 10:16 am (UTC)
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Thanks! Likewise with the missing, but you are right. How many chance will one get to go to India?
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From:ktynes
Date:March 13th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)

The Empire of the Spirit

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Please do post often.

I am so looking forward to your perceptions. Advice from my sister-in-law who has lived in the Far East, Russia and now Spain...remember it is THEIR country. You are the alien!
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From:jbru
Date:March 14th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)

Re: The Empire of the Spirit

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I plan on it! And also posting many pictures!

And I seem to do well in foreign countries. At least the places in Europe I have been I have enjoyed. This will likely be the most alien of the places I've visited, but I'm excited to explore the tiny bit of it I'll get to see.

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