Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Five From Me

I seldom play but I'll give it a go today.

"Here are five questions about packing to go on a trip."

1) Some fold, some roll and some simply fling into the bag. What's your technique for packing clothes?
I roll, at least most things. If I have something fresh from the cleaners I lay it on top of everything I've rolled. The rolling works especially well when I'm only carrying a backpack for a night or two. It sometimes requires an iron at the other end but most hotels have them. My mom said to keep close from wrinkling you should fold the with tissue paper. Sometimes I do that with the ones I'm laying on top.

2) The tight regulations about carrying liquids on planes makes packing complicated. What might we find in your quart-size bag? Ever lose a liquid that was too big?
shampoo, conditioner, makeup, contact solution, and toothpaste. If I'm sure of shampoo at the other end I'll skip that. Often a bit of sunscreen and hand lotion too.
 
3) What's something you can't imagine leaving at home?
Contact solution and case and my itouch.  Cell phone of course.
 
4) Do you have a bag with wheels?
Suitcases have wheels, yes. Someday I'd love a lightweight backpack with small wheels too. If I go to Europe again, I'm getting one and packing only it.
 
5) What's your favorite reading material for a non-driving trip (plane, train, bus, ship)?
Christian Century. It is so nice to take an issue or two and catch up on every article. Then if I'm reading a book, I'll take it along. My itouch also has some books on it, but if I have wifi or time to load a few pages, I'll use the time to catch up on blog reading. The magazine and touch weigh a lot less than a book.

I just download two books at Ooze website to read on the touch. We'll see how that goes. So far I've only read my son's book on it. 

3 comments:

Songbird said...

I like the convenience of having a book on my iPhone (and before that the Touch), but you sure have to "turn" the page a lot!

Terri (AKA Mompriest) said...

I only have an iPod with audiobooks - but that works too - I can listen to a book and knit...your son has a book??? what is it??

Rev Nancy Fitz said...

My son has is writing a trilogy SF books and has finished the 1st and is 1/2 thru the 2nd but hasn't gotten picked up by a publisher yet. I love the books (yes, I'm biased) and wish he'd finish so I could find out what happens! :-)

Terri, do you wish we were going on the cruise?