01.05.2003 - 5:49 p.m.
Flash! This just in: shamefully
reclusive couple Sundry and JB captured on film in the last few
moments of 2002. Only E! was there to document a rare instance
of the pair appearing in public, wearing something other than
Sunday, boring Sunday. I'm
morosely packing up for the week ahead at Macworld. Q: Can a
curvy girl can look good in a drab company-logo-embossed polo
shirt? A: Ain't no fucking way. Tuck it in, leave it out, do
whatever you want, but the shirt just drapes downward from the
hoots section and eliminates any concept of a waistline. These
tradeshow shirts are 17-pounders, meaning that's about how much
visual weight they add.
Also, no matter how sparingly
I try to pack, I always end up with a suitcase groaning at the
seams. I really, really tried to economize this time, but there
are so many bare necessities.
1) Hair dryer. Yes, I need
that. I acknowledge that all hotels provide hair dryers these
days, but my hair can instantly sense when it is exposed to a
foreign dryer and completely freaks out.
2) Shampoo and conditioner.
3) Giant flat iron. Again
with the hair. I have become very very dependant on my flat iron
and I would never go anywhere without it, even if it does take
up 40 cubic inches of suitcase space.
4) Bag of all the makeup I
own. Even though I typically wear only the same 3 makeup items,
I always feel compelled to bring everything from the scary green
glitter eyeshadow to the waxy dried up too-dark lipstick. Because
you never know.
5) Pair of shoes I'm almost
positive I won't wear but I bring them anyway. This trip, it's
a strappy heeled sandal thing. You never know.
6) 7285 books. Because what
if you start reading one thing on the plane and you aren't really
into it so you want something else, and what if the something
else doesn't really grab you either so you want a new something
else, and what if..?
Well, anyway. Wish me luck
that all the crap that I shipped to the show actually arrives,
so we aren't standing around an empty booth saying things like,
"I believe this interpretive dance will give you an accurate
picture of what our product can do." See you next week.
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comments so far.
I have moved. - 1.03.2005
Obviously, a work in progress. - 12.27.2004
Happy holidays! - 12.24.2004
Listen, I am not a complete dick, it's not like I want Joe to die alone surrounded by cats or something. - 12.23.2004
Plus I am convinced my butt is extra big when it's upside down. - 12.22.2004