March 13th, 2005

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India packing, stage 2

Having sorted out the basics of what I'll be bringing yesterday, I spent a good chunk of the very early morning doing the actual packing. I know have all my clothes, save underwear and a couple of shirts in the main body of my bag. The rest goes in after a well-deserved snooze. Toiletries and such go in the day-pack that attaches to my bag. Electronics and bits , as well as the first of the minnehaha traveler kits, in the carry-on. So far, it's looking like I'll have space left over.

But the cat swiftly drags me to sleep with her evil, lap-napping ways. More explorations of the properties of space-time in relation to packing after a nap.

Plane leaves Monday morning.
  • Current Mood
    sleepy sleepy
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First sign that one is travelling to India very soon

Took my first dose of Malarone (anti-malaria drug) today.

All the clothes fit in my main bag except the big, light-colored cotton hoodie thing that I take everywhere I travel ever since that first big trip to Spain 11 years ago. It provides warmth when that's needed or acts as sun-block (long, light and loose, as my Boy Scout training says) when it's warm. that will go in the day pack that attaches to my main bag and serve as padding for the various toiletries.

Also needing to be packed: ties and belt, this laptop, anti-fungal powder (I'm susceptible to athlete's foot and figure there'll be cool, new fungi in India that'll want to party between my toes), anti-diarrhea medication (just in case).

Then a shower and shave tonight and packing the shaving stuff for the trip.

And Philip and Laura give me a ride to the airport in the morning.

  • Current Music
    Feels Like Rain--John Hiatt--The Best Of John Hiatt