Holiday spirit #3: Lists

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A list is an extremely powerful medical tool for  counter-acting the symptoms of scattyism before they lead to the rare and dangerous unscrewed-on-head problem where the sufferer is accused of:

 ‘forgetting your head  if it wasn’t screwed on

This post perverts the  law requiring bloggers to list 2, 5,  10, 43, 56  or 100  things that define some example of goodness or badness to a ‘things to pack for my fortnight in England and Cornwall’ list.    Cumulatively, the listed  things  should conform to my packing goal of   “I can carry it up a staircase without injuring my back“.     This is an officially  boring post, you should stop reading NOW.  

It needs charging:

  1. Laptop;   Power-cable; GPS extension;  
  2. Car-to-US-power converter; UK to US socket power converter
  3. Cell-phone;   socket and car  charger;
  4. MP3 player;   headphones; rechargeable batteries;   battery-charger
  5. Camera;   docking-station;   charge-cable; USB PC connection cable


  1. UK passport
  2. USA Employers Authorisation Card  
  3. H1B + documentation detailing approval.
  4. 3 ‘Advanced Parole’ documents
  5. US Driving Licence;   UK Driving Licence

Stylin’ :

  1. 4  5 hats:   purple baseball cap;  blue Parkhurst cloche; pink velvet cap;   black wool cap; Blue denim cap
  2. 4 prescription glasses:   Mui Mui; Ray Ban; Oakley;  ProDesignDenmark;
  3. 1 adorably textured purple scarf
  4. make-up:   1 black mascara; 1 black kohl pencil; 1 gold cream eyelid shader;  
  5. sparklies:    2 sets of earings;   2 neclaces; 4 hair-clips


  1. CD’s (Mountian Goats;  Nick Cave; Jonny Cash; Sandy Shaw; Morrissey…   etc),  
  2. 3 Novels (Ian McEwan; Frank McCourt; Chaucer)  
  3. cash & credit card
  4. sketchpad and pencils


  1. underwear:   Bra’s; knickers; socks;  
  2. Grooming: toothpaste/brush, deoderant, shampoo, moisturizer; nail-file; comb; lady-pants
  3. Ooops:   antisceptic cream; plasters; ibuprofen; swiss army knife


  1. 3 pairs of hipsters:   DKNY skinny jeans; Diesel skinny jeans;   Black suede bell-bottoms
  2. 5 Jackets:   Waterproof ;  2 Velvet;   2 Woolly zip-front jumpers
  3. Multiple  fine knit  woollen tops
  4. 3  pairs of footwear:   comfortable all terrain black shoes;  purple pickers; girlyness-conforming healed cutesy-shoes
  5. 3 pairs   1 pair of black fingerless gloves (2 black, 1 blue leatherette)


  1. a photograph of my parents with fellow passangers on a coach tour of Washington DC
  2. a copy of my last Will and Testament
  3. 2  handbags:   1 for daily laptop carrying;   1 for when things wont fit in my pockets
  4. amazing 1970’s dress for Mumzie to donate to a fashion Museum
  5. Flat Eric

(updated 3/5/06 to reflect an important decision to replace 2 pairs of gloves with a 5th hat)

Holiday spirit #3: Lists
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one wonderful muse on “Holiday spirit #3: Lists”

  1. kate writes:

    make-up? a comb? America has changed you



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