Anyway, Songbird writes here:
I'm preparing to pack my bags for the Big Event Three, and as I gather what I need I'm thinking about just that: what do I *need* to take with me? As a person who likes to pack light, I worry that in the end I may underpack and wish I had other things with me. I own the gigantor version of the bag to the right, but my morbid fear of having it go astray and not get to the ship means I'm more likely to try to pack it all in a carry-on bag instead, especially since I have a very tight connection on the way to the cruise. But won't I be sorry if I don't bring _______________?
With that in mind, here are five questions about packing to go on a trip.
1) Some fold, some roll and some simply fling into the bag. What's your technique for packing clothes?
I usually fold, like things into a bundle with like, which has the same anti-wrinkle effect as rolling. When I return home from seminary each week, I fling ~ all dirty clothes by then.
2) The tight regulations about carrying liquids on planes makes packing complicated. What might we find in your quart-size bag? Ever lose a liquid that was too big?
I'm not very imaginative, so: the usual. Once I lost a bottle of water which I had purchased seconds earlier just outside security.
3) What's something you can't imagine leaving at home?
My computer, to which I am practically glued. And a curling iron.
4) Do you have a bag with wheels?
Absolutely. Several, in various sizes.
5) What's your favorite reading material for a non-driving trip (plane, train, bus, ship)?
War and Peace. No, seriously: I'm a very restless reader on planes, so I usually pick up a couple of magazines in the airport. For a longer trip, I would think that any of the novels QG recommends would be just fine.
Bonus question, added by me: If you're not going on the BE, what's the next trip in store for you?
I'm off to Eastern Point Retreat House in June, where I intend to contemplate seminary graduation (which will be just behind me), the Exegesis exam (sigh; ahead of me again), life in general or, perhaps, just the ocean.