I am going to try to travel as lightly as possible when I wing my way to Comic-Con in two-and-a-half weeks. Benny says I am genetically incapable of this–traveling light- so I am, of course, determined to prove him wrong. I frankly don’t want to pay Delta Airlines $35 to check a bag, and that worrywort part of me that makes me very much Joe and Ova’s baby girl also makes me fear a checked bag might end up in, oh, San Francisco while I am sitting in San Diego. I speak from experience. So I needed a roomy bag I can stuff under the seat to go with my carry-on with wheels for the overhead.
I went online where I found myself a sturdy, affordable, well-reviewed tote to serve as my handbag/Comic-Con gear bag, one that won’t show dirt easily, with room for lots of stuff. (BTW Duluth Trading Company also has some gorgeous leather bags and briefcases I think RA would love, but they were out of my price range and not really what I needed for my journey there and back again.)
My tote arrived in yesterday’s mail and here’s what it looks like (only in washed brown instead of khaki).
And here’s the description from the website.
Weekender Travel Tote is 3x the size of our original Travel Tote.
With my old palm recorder malfunctioning, Benny found me a new one on Ebay that is smaller than many cell phones, a perfect fit for one of the pockets in the tote. After all, assuming I DO get an interview with Richard, I can’t take a chance on any of my gear not working (perish the thought!). Instead of this trusty old laptop, I think I’m going for my little netbook–it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles loaded on it this does, but once again, it’s smaller and takes up less space. Traveling light, remember?
Of course, there will be the airline travel-approved Ziploc bag of small toiletries of the liquid kind, other toiletries, a travel container with all my meds, spare contacts and other lens paraphernalia, my glasses . . . all the things I really can’t do without.
I am still debating over what to wear. There’s supposed to be an iron and ironing board in the room so if stuff is squashed into wrinkles, I can take care of that. Lists, lists, decisions, decisions. Thoughts of Mr. A.
I’m still tingling over those photos of RA with fans from the theatre fundraiser. My gosh, but the man is handsome! He just gets better all the time, doesn’t he? Be right, Lee Pace, and let RA be there in all his gorgeousness at Comic-Con International.
Even if I can only admire him from afar, it will be a lot closer than I’ve ever been before . . . thanks to you all.
Angie leaves for Comic-Con in 17 days and counting!
Thanks for your contributions to her Comic-Con Trip Fund.
Help her get “there and back again” (from the hotel to the event and back again, that is) with your donations.
- Angie’s Comic-Con Trip Fund! (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)
- Richard set to visit US in July for Comic-Con! (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)
- RA, FMS & Comic-Con (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)
- The Bearded Beaut will be at Comic-Con! (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)
- Comic-Con Guide for First-Time Attendees (collider.com)