Things should be quiet around here for the next few days. I’m flying back to St. Louis to be in Stephanie’s wedding and do all that entails, including wearing a dress and holding a bucket into which strangers deposit dollars before dancing with the bride and groom. I think the position is called Wedding Pimp? I dunno. Also, because I am me and my face does this thing, I estimate that there will be a handful of reception photos that appear to capture a surly, eye-rolling ghost in the background. Nope. Just me. It’s just my face.
I debated taking my laptop with me but have decided against it, both for luggage space purposes (wedding shoes need some room) and because I don’t think I’ll have any time to use it. I’ve got the days planned down to the minute and am already highly aware of the stuff I’ll be missing with so many other things to do/people to see/sleep to forego.
But I do have a smartphone with me for this trip, and I can’t figure out how I ever went across the country with a flip phone, or, at numerous times, no phone at all. I mean, did you know that I once drove from Virginia Beach to San Diego and then halfway back to St. Louis before I ever had a cell phone? Are you kidding me?
Packing’s the easy part. I guess by the time you move across the country a few times (with or without a smartphone), you get a pretty good idea of what you need to survive away from home. My suitcase was done in about 15 minutes, certainly the shortest time for anything I have to do before we leave tomorrow morning (vacuum, do dishes, buy snacks, take a shower, sleep for maybe three hours I guess?). And this says nothing of what I’ll do tomorrow before we ever even land (worry if the car will get here on time, frantically check for boarding passes about once every minute and a half, grumpily declare that there’s no reason airport bars shouldn’t be open at 5am).
So anyway. If you need to reach me, comment if you must, tweet if you’re into that sort of thing, or message me on Facebook if I’m not afraid of you and haven’t blocked you forever.