This is one of those trips where I can already tell I'm going to forget something vital. I have the packing checklist in front of me, so let's hope that carries me through.
I hope I don't have a repeat of my Jamaica experience, where I managed to hide my sunglasses and contact lens case in my luggage so thoroughly that I ended up buying both items at a premium when I got there.
Speaking of losing things, yesterday I had to go to Nordstrom to re-buy my favorite bra, which I have somehow lost. It vanished around the time of the great clean-out, and my fear is that it may have made its way into one of the clothing donation bags. However, now that I've spent $75 buying another one, I suspect the original one will turn up promptly.
I printed all my cards yesterday. 150 of them are recipe cards with my contact information on the reverse. The other 200 are regular business cards. I have company business cards, too. Since I doubt I'll manage to meet more than 400 people, I imagine I have plenty.
Amazon keeps bringing me goodies, so I'll have stuff to read on the plane. I'm pretty sure I'll even have my copies of "Sleep is for the Weak" before I leave, so I can spent the weekend stalkerishly pursuing the contributors for autographs. Also on my autograph stalking list, Suzanne Reisman, who's debuting "Off the Beaten (Subway) Track" at the conference.
I'm not thrilled with the breadth of my clothing options for the conference, but I think I'm going to keep things casual. I'd considered dressing up for Saturday evening's cocktail party, but I don't have anything decent to wear and I really don't feel like exposing my fish-belly-white legs in a dress. Perhaps I'll wear jeans and sandals instead of jeans and sneakers. That's dressy, right?
Okay, enough thinking out loud. This will be my last post here until Monday, but I'll be on Twitter all weekend. Later, folks!
Update: 7:50 p.m. I found the damned bra under a comforter on the folding table in my laundry room. D'ya think I could have looked there before I spent $80? Heavy sigh.