April 14, 2005

Pickin’ and Packin’

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:25 pm

OK, so it’s the night before the Display of Drunken Debauchery of Egomaniacal Bloggers Georgia Writers (Writers’?) Workshop. I missed Woodstock (I was in service at the time), but I’m not missing Jekyll, the Yasgur’s Farm of the 21st Century (at least, for me). I’m stoked.

Damned if I can figure out what to pack, because I don’t really give much of a shit about that as long as I remember to bring my money, credit cards, glasses (the sign of a “Woodstock Generation Guy”), and my farookin’ guitar.

…..Fast Forward………

TJ and Mr. Surly just showed up, having come from the tax guy for a last minute tax return adjustment. We’re going to a local diner for diner food. I can put off packing yet again.

…..Fast Forward………

Ate a bunch of way too greasy (and, therefore, delicious) food, so now I really, really have to pack. No more putting it off.

……Fast Forward…….

Finished packing. I have a small suitcase full of what I currently think I will need. I really don’t know if I brought all the necessaries, but I did pack extra underwear, out of fear, instilled by my granny, that I might get hit with a bus and show up in the Emergency Room with dirty underwear. The ambulance people may shovel my guts off the street, but, by God, I’ll be wearing clean underwear.

I had done a bit of pickin’ last night to confirm that my fingers were still attached to my left hand and that they still moved on command. I had intended to do a bit more pickin’ tonight, but after the diner chow and a couple cocktails I think I’ll just pack Mr. Guitar and wing it in Jekyll.

Next stop, Newark Airport.


  1. You’d better call me! I want to hear all the fun!

    Comment by Kate — April 14, 2005 @ 11:01 pm

  2. Have fun!

    Comment by Enlighten-New Jersey — April 15, 2005 @ 1:56 am

  3. I think I’m too late, but don’t forget four packs of matches. And leave the lighter at home. Have a great time – can’t wait to see the pictures.

    Comment by Shamrock — April 15, 2005 @ 7:41 am

  4. Yeah, isn’t it illegal to pack a lighter in your checked bags? Because it’s a fire/explosion hazard?

    The new lighter ban sux.

    Comment by rita — April 15, 2005 @ 8:12 am

  5. Hope you have a fabulous time! We’ll be waiting for the reports. *grin*

    Comment by Teresa — April 15, 2005 @ 10:26 am

  6. I’m sure your “wingin’ it” will be just fine. Wish I could be there to hear it. Y’all have a great time, now – ya hear?

    Comment by Dash — April 15, 2005 @ 11:03 am

  7. Thank God mom doesn’t read the blog. Remember, you had spinach salad and a glass of water. Your secret is safe with me. 😉 Have one hell of a time!

    Comment by TJ — April 15, 2005 @ 11:15 am

  8. Enjoy yourself, Jim and tells us whatever you remember of it.

    Say hay to Dax.

    Comment by Sluggo — April 15, 2005 @ 2:09 pm

  9. Jawja Blogmeet

    I just got a phone call from Jim who is currently attending the Display of Drunken Debauchery of Egomaniacal Bloggers Georgia Writers (Writers’?) Workshop. He passed me over to the ever adorable Miss Christina who sounded like she was having…

    Trackback by KateSpot — April 15, 2005 @ 8:31 pm

  10. Clean underwear is important – especially if you’re likely to end up wearing it on your head.

    Comment by aelfheld — April 16, 2005 @ 11:31 pm

  11. .. word… underwear WAS worn on heads this past weekend.. I’ve got photos…

    Comment by Eric — April 17, 2005 @ 8:37 pm

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