Tomorrow night, I leave for a much-needed vacation in Ireland. Of course, with deadlines looming, this is going to be a working vacation — but the day job will be far behind, and I’ll be doing my writing between museum visits and trips to the chip shop and, if the weather permits, even a short hike.
I’ll definitely post all about it, and I hope to share pictures. I’ve been negligent in even attempting to use my digital camera ever since the deeply psychologically scarring Rome Photo Debacle of 2006. (Apparently I accidentally flipped the the camera function to MOVIE, never caught it, and came home without the dozens of photos of the Forum and the Vatican I thought I’d taken; instead, I had dozens of three-second-long movies of my friend and I discussing whether we thought that picture would come out. Honestly, the little movies have their charm, but no pictures of Rome! I was crushed.) I am determined to get it right this time, though, and if I do, I promise to share the results.
I think I’m all packed. I HOPE I’m all packed. Quickly, tell me — when you go on vacation, what’s the one thing you most often forget to pack? You might be rescuing me!
DEODORANT. Seriously, it’s ridiculous how often I forget that.
Have a FABULOUS time! I am jealous, I miss Ireland.
Have a fabulous time!
Have a wonderful time!
I’m always worried about forgetting things, I usually make a list, and with the most obvious things on it. However, one time I almost went home for a weekend without any underwear or pajamas, so I consider it a boon.
(BTW, I have a parting gift for you!)
I didn’t list. I’ll have to hope.
My swim suit and contact solution. (which won’t be a problem if there are no hot tubs/pools or if you don’t wear contacts….):o)
No swimming in Northern Ireland this time of year, I think, and no contacts for me since I had Lasik several years ago. But before that, I remember finding myself out of contact lens solution on virtually every trip, and trying to think how I could buy some at, say, 1 a.m. in Tulsa.
One time when I was stressing about forgetting stuff, a roommate (no doubt highly annoyed by then) said “Do you have underwear?” “Yes.” “Then you’re good to go.” And she’s right – as long as your bum is covered, most anything else can be picked up once you arrive. Though I would make sure anything that has to have its own battery (as opposed to grabbing cheap AAs at the drugstore) has the battery, charger, and any other accessories tucked away safely.
Guess what was the one thing I neglected to pack for my trip to Paris last year?
Did you bring an umbrella?
Have a great time!
No, but I have a raincoat, and if it pours more than that, I am sure my friend will have an umbrella for the using.
Thanks for the good wishes!
Chargers – on almost every trip, I will forget to pack at least one of the cell, Blackberry, iPod, digital camera or laptop chargers.
Of course, this probably just means I take too much electronic crap with me wherever I go.
Have a great trip!
I think I’m all charged up. We’ll see. 😀
I pretty much always forget pajamas! Which can have its drawbacks, obviously.
Have a fun time!!
I have forgotten to remove items from my bag that TSA frowns upon when going through security, like a pocket knife. Read up on whatever incarnation of the 3oz/baggie/scary liquids rule they’re enforcing this week.
Re: bon voyage!
I just took off my Swiss Army Knife keychain. Thanks!