Tuesday, May 16, 2006


So, I went shopping tonight and got the airborne, earplugs, eyemask, antibacterial wipes, bandaids, power adaptor, basically everything on my "To Get" list. So that is all taken care of. How can you spend so much $$$ on such small stuff?

On my "To Do" list, I've transferred money to my checking account and alerted my bank so they have a "travel alert" on my account and won't freeze it up while I'm in Ireland.
I still have to do...
pick up allergy prescription
clean out suitcase

and, I still have to pack. This will most likely be done very late Wednesday evening since on Thursday I'll be leaving work to come straight home, grab my bags and go directly to the Amtrak station to spend the night in San Francisco with my dear cousin Erin (on a completely different sidenote, I always feel like I'm selling our relationship short when I refer to her as my cousin, we're really closer than that - much more like sisters. I'm closer with her than I am with my own siblings after all) and her husband, Jeremy, before leaving out of SFO Friday morning. My flight leaves SFO at 1230 and according to Aer Lingus' site, they say I should arrive at the airport 3-1/2 hours early. REALLY? THAT early? I need to be there by 9 am? Ugh. I really don't like sitting around waiting in airports. Is that too early to start drinking? You have to pass the time somehow, right?

I've gotten some book recommendations:
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Rachels Holiday by Marian Keyes
Without Reservation by Alice Steinbach

All of them sound great, now the hard part is deciding which one to take with me.


Tanya Kristine said...

ohmyGOD...you shoudl be peeing yourpants with excitement!!!!

i'm super jealous. iwish i was going again. best trip of my life.

Tami said...

I wish I was going again too! It's been 4 years. :( My suggestion on the books - take the one you'd be least upset about losing if you left it somewhere... I tend to buy used books that I can leave someplace if I need to lighten the baggage... Of course, I also tend to underpack on clothing, and overpack on things to do in the airport/on the plane.

But you didn't tell us...what happened with the large suitcase?

Vanessa said...

I'm cleaning the suitcase tonight, I PROMISE!

Valerie said...

HAVE FUUUUUUUUUUUN. Be careful. If you need to be bailed out of Irish jail, call me. I"ll to come to rescue you. :D

Maya said...

Have a great trip Vanessa!