Monday, March 20, 2006

Editing the Suitcase

My friend in France had an incident with her laptop involving a collision with her dog. Her computer screen was trashed, meaning her main avenue of communication was severed. Horrors! Since she now lives in France, she can't simply order a new one -- there are exorbitant taxes on imports. So I kindly offered to bring her one. She ordered from Amazon and it arrived at my house today -- which resulted in my turning an ugly green color. I'm jealous! I want a new laptop. So I've spent several hours online shopping. Bottom line I decided I didn't need to spend my money that way. I have a perfectly serviceable machine. I don't want to spend much time on it while traveling anyway.

I've started getting art materials together. Paper is heavy! I may wait and buy that there, and only take some paints and brushes. I don't want to take more than I will use -- and I won't be spending that much time at the easel anyway. I do want to develop something new. And I want to use local ephemera to create some fun collages. It seems that I am adding three things and taking two out. It will take a long time to pack at this rate!

And yes, I still want a new laptop.

3 comments:

KJ said...

Who would have thought paper would add weight so quickly? I'm rethinking along those lines as well...

CMC said...

well......I've been folding and adding it but will just have to wait to see how much all this stuff weighs. Anyone have a good way to weigh your suitcase BEFORE you get to the weighin...uh..check-in counter??

Annette said...

Paper is oh-so-heavy. It's why libraries have reinforced floors and why my house is seriously tilting to the East.

Balance the bag on the bathroom scale -- I used this method for all the wooden crates I took to Japan -- check the weight. OR. Stand on the scales. Weigh yourself. Get off. Pick up your bag. Weigh yourself again. Subtract weight #1 from weight #2. If you can't pick up the bag, you are already in trouble. ;-]