Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What Else Can I Forget To Bring?

Normally, when I go on a trip, if I can't stage some kind of Hudson Bay start, I do my best to make sure that I have all the necessities required to have a comfortable trip. Before leaving for New Orleans on Sunday, I made sure to double check my bags to ensure that I had everything. When I got here, however, it became apparent that I had indeed forgotten a number of important things. Here's a short list of what slipped my mind:

  • Comb
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Spare contacts and my glasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunblock
  • Tie
Thankfully, most hotels have some minor toiletries on-hand such  as toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors and shaving cream. I couldn't bring myself to pay $5 or more for deodorant at the convenience stores on Canal street, so I resorted to washing my armpits several times a day. I'm sorry to report that the practice didn't do much to subdue the epic sweat that streamed from my pores due to the massive Gulf coastal humidity. The lack of comfortable shoes has caused me to stack blisters on top of each other on my feet. And, without my electric razor, my goatee has been growing unabated, making resemble a more trendy Grizzly Adams. There's a jungle on my chin!

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