Sunday, September 30, 2007

flight plans

Know what sucks? Not being able to check luggage when you fly. See, I'm going to LA tomorrow for two days and I'm flying with my boss. He has forbidden me from checking luggage which isn't a huge deal for a two day trip. Unless you're me and you need lots of liquids. Liquids like shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, face lotion, hair product, mascara, lip gloss, should I keep going or do you the idea? And I only get to bring 3 ounce bottles of stuff and one zip top bag.

This is why I don't vacation for just a couple of days. When you go for more than three days you're expected to check luggage. You're expected to bring toothpaste. And a full sized deodorant. Glorious, glorious full sized things. When we went to Maui I brought 40 bottles of sunscreen. Just. Because. I Could.

The other issue with not checking luggage is that it takes up one of the two vital carry on spots you get. So tomorrow the camera will have to go into the luggage. As well as my laptop. And my in flight entertainment will have to be carried in my purse. So it can't be anything bigger than a book. This is not going to end well. I need lots of stuff to make me forget that I'm in the air. I need lots of stuff to keep my mind off of the fact that I might puke right into the lap of the stranger sitting next to me.

Oy, at least there will be drinks poolside when I land.


  1. Tell your boss that you will need to put your stuff that doesn't fit your ziplock bag in HIS one ziplock bag.

    Where are you going, anyway?

  2. I just wanted to recommend something I've been using since the liquid ban. They are called "buddy cups" and I got them at Michaels. They are intended to store paint when you are painting but since they seal they make awesome travel containers. They hold a 1/4 oz (one big or 2 stingy shampoos for me) and I've never had one leak (I'm careful not to overfill though). They are wide open so they are easy to fill and they take up absolutely no space. I like to have a plethora of products with me and I hate checking baggage so these are fantastic.

  3. thanks Erin! Next time I'm headed down to LA I'll have to check for those.

  4. You might want to consider getting a larger canvas bag or backpack that you can put your camera bag, purse, and reading material into. That way your purse doesn't have to be your "one personal item". Something like this or like this might work.