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Yeah, so, Japan

13 days left to go, and about one suitcase-worth of extra stuff to squeeze in somewhere. The baggage allowance is two bags of 50lbs each plus the carryon and personal item, and international shipping is insanely expensive for anything larger than small parcels. While harsh evaluation along the lines of whether any ceramic skull candy dish, no matter how bright and festive, is worth transporting across the Pacific Ocean, has culled my worldly possessions down to slightly less than 100 pounds, the volume of said possessions still exceeds the interior dimensions of my luggage.

In related news, I now have less than two dozen books (books, you may know, are heavy). Anyone who has seen any of my apartments should have some idea what that entailed–about a dozen trips to Half-Price, net result: -4000 books +400 USD (estimated).

So now there is the nightly revacuuming of plastic bags full of clothes and shuffling things between various bags as though this will somehow create a fold in spacetime that will let me get my second-favorite coat or another pair of boots onto the plane.

Oh, but I bet you wanted to know why I’m going, not just details about suitcases.

Filed by shaun at September 30th, 2009 under indifferenthonest

Half-Price gave you four hundred dollars? Nice. I’d have rented a storage unit, but only because I really, really like my stuff.

Comment by alison — 1 Oct 2009 @ 12:02 am


Comment by alison — 1 Oct 2009 @ 12:04 am

Yes. So perhaps it might be wise to spend 12 minutes EXPLAINING WHY.

Comment by RYAN — 5 Oct 2009 @ 12:54 pm

Bahh, he’s not going to tell us.

Comment by alison — 26 Oct 2009 @ 9:53 pm

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