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10 January 2008

Thursday Thirteen ~ distractions

I intended to post another political Thursday Thirteen…but canNOT seem to concentrate on making it happen…I promise…next week. I’ve got too much else pinballing around in my brain.

Thirteen Things Distracting Me
(aside from the dozens of posts in my Reader)

1. Printout and review the full color version of our hotel/casino map. I like to know where I am, where I am going, and how to get there...without standing around looking at an e-phn map. I study up in advance.

2. Decide what to wear to “LOVE”. It has to be an outfit that packs well. I don’t want to iron when we get there. Ironing would cut into my Star Trek Museum time.

3. Trim the Japanese Maple tree. Every time I get out of the car at night I get poked in the eye. During the day I have sunglasses on…so the branches just get caught up in my hair.

4. Do I pack my little federation pin?...or should I just wear it on my coat and on the plane?

5. Did anything in the freezer defrost enough during the power outages to require throwing it away?

6. mani/pedi.

7. Apparently The Teamster increased his cell phone texting plan to unlimited text messages.

8. Take my knife out of my purse. Were there any significant changes to the TSA carryon rules in the past sixty days? Praise God I can carry on coffee now…although damn…I still can’t take my snow-globes...even though they have all been fully documented. Have you ever read
this website? This is a post in of itself. Sheesh.

9. Need to borrow my Mama’s black leather jacket. Her’s has a burgundy lining…mine is blue. Her’s goes better with my skirt.

10. I should lay the fire in case the power goes out again. It is more difficult to do in the dark.

11. Since I refuse to be limited to 3oz of everything…I will have to check a bag. Since I have to check a bag…I might as well take a suitcase. Since I have to take a suitcase…I can pack more. If I pack too much more I’ll have to climb up and get the bigger suitcase. (I'm spiraling here...I admit it)

12. Surf for an affordable method to convert 35mm slides to digital. Should I just have selected ones done professionally? If I buy the equipment would I do all of them? And then everyone elses....hmmm...

13. Can I get by on two books…or should I pack a third?


Hammer said...

It's cool they have real klingons that go through the line and insult you.

Get your star trek tickets at a ticket sales shop...not at the door.

It will save you 70 bucks.

katherine. said...

Hammer: already have them...they were under the Christmas long and prosper.

Matt-Man said...

I couldn't get past number 9. I mean c'mon...You in a leather jacket and a skirt!!? Yum-Oh!! Cheers!!

katherine. said...

Mateo: oh calm's below the knee...although I'm thinking about a pair of black leather boots to complete the ensemble.

Travis said...

My thinking on #4 - you should evaluate your level of Star Trek geekness and that will tell you whether to wear the pin or pack it.

Mags said...

Definately go for a third. :)

Lori said...

Well, it sounds like you have it all under control!! I bet you will have a blast:) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Bond said...

do you have a scanner?

They make inserts that you load your 35mm slide into and then can scan them to digitize...

OOO I did not know you were a Trekkie...guess I missed that...

OH NOW you did it leather jacket and BOOTS


Mel said...


"I remind you that humans are only a tiny minority in this galaxy."
("The Apple," stardate 3715.6.)

Go forth and have a good time!

Roger said...

That list has got me worrying of stuff I need to get done lol! Have a great weekend Katherine!!

Dixie said...

Trim the tree or you'll poke your eye out..

Have a great weekend!


Jeff B said...

Looking forward to hearing about your trip. If you had to rent a car there I hope you got it from "Enterprise".

Mimi Lenox said...

You do have a lot swarming around in that nice brain of yours. I like the way you said "lay the fire" almost sounded Southern! You're not southern...are you? The bottles,the bottles, the insane 3oz rules. I got "reprimanded" last time I flew to New England for my bottle junk. The makeup containers broke the liquid rule. Yes, just pack the big suitcase and pray your luggage gets to where you're going.

And in your spare time...
You've been royally tagged by the Queen of Memes. Please pass it on to as many as you'd like.
Long live the dungeon.

No Autographs, Please - The Band Meme

Turnbaby said...

Have fun sugar!!

david mcmahon said...

You make the Thursday 13s sound so easy. But just one word of advice on the last question - always ALWAYS go for the extra book!

david mcmahon said...

Hope you had a great weekend and that you'll be posting soon!

Mel said...

Boy I sure hope that weekend was fantastic!

*thinkin' of ya...*