Thursday, July 05, 2007


Today's lesson:

It helps, when leaving the country, to take off the day before departure as well as the day-of.

That way, you can finish the last-minute shopping.

You can carefully sort and stage the goods to be packed near the appropriate suitcase while watching TCM, which is screening films such as "The Spirit of St. Louis" (good), "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (also good) and "1776," a 1972 musical about the writing of the Constitution, which features a sweaty Benjamin Franklin with a low, low voice perfect for voiceover work and an entire song about who's going to have to write the darn thing (ouch!).

Also, you have plenty of time to worry about the single carry-on bag you're allowed to bring, and whether or not it meets the weight requirement.

(It doesn't).


  1. Hoping the air travel goes smoothly
    for you.

  2. Anonymous4:46 AM

    i love the musical 1776...sit down john, sit down john, for god's sake john sit down. somebody oughta open up a window. too many flies, there's too many flies, and it's hot as hell in philadelphia!...well, you know. packing sucks. i have to try this method you describe. looove your blog. -gully