First of all, why didn’t I buy myself this adorable Hello Kitty suitcase for our trip to Las Vegas?
I waited until the last minute to prepare for our trip. It’s Saturday and the only major thing I’ve been able to accomplish is getting our 2010 income taxes done and entering all my Coke reward caps.
My purse has been emptied out onto the kitchen table and I know that I need to sort through everything and decide exactly what to carry in my vacation purse. But I’m finding that to be a bit more challenging than expected.
If you were to walk into my kitchen right now, you’d see the following on the table:
- Bose Quiet Comfort Headphones
- Amazon Kindle with charger
- Cell phone with charger
- Las Vegas guide
- Several Post-It notes with unintelligible scribbles
- Digital camera with charger
- Flip video with charger
- Neck Pillow and eye mask
I think I’ve got too many things with power supplies.
So I’m not sure what I’m going to end up taking, but I sort of feel like a judge on American Idol when they’re down to choosing the Final 13. Do I take the Kindle or the paperback? The camera or the Flip?
Really it’s not that bad. I had wanted to do a little clothes shopping today while Spencer was working, but I decided to just bring some Capri pants and light shirts because the weather is supposed to be in the mid-70’s. Anything is better than what it was like this morning walking Minnie. I still had my winter coat, gloves and tassle hat on to keep me warm.
The Worcester Airport Limo is picking us up at 5:30am tomorrow morning. Plus it’s Daylight Savings Time which means it will feel like 4:30am instead. Then there’s going to be that killer time-zone difference once we hit Las Vegas. It ought to interesting.
Seriously, I cannot wait to get away. It wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t have all this stuff weighing me down. Technology is great, but sometimes too much of a good thing is simply too much.
Stay Tuned for my Day 1 Adventure in Sin City.
My co-worker and very good friend Patty left me a voice mail yesterday because her husband had taken ill and she was at the hospital. This is my Google Voice translation of the voice mail she left me:
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I was lucky enough to snag an invite to Google Voice about two months ago. I signed up and linked my cell phone number to my Google Voice account so that any messages left on my cell would be transcribed and emailed to me from Google. Not only does it transcribe the message, there’s also a nifty little play button so I can actually hear the message as well. Good thing they added this feature because Google Voice didn’t do such a good job with my first voice mail:
“Hey Kimma, It’s Barry it’s yes, good morning. It’s about 20 Bates and let you know i’m money. Heylate patio, so if you don’t wanna wait some coffee. We’ll meet that’s fine of the couple of years. Reallybefore 8:30, but 7 but he completely my, my mother was because of the hospital buzz that those are.Ohh til about 2 o’clock this morning but so If, a, you don’t wanna leave that’s okay. I’ll see you bye. “
Essentially the voice mail should have said this:
Hi Kim, it’s Patty. It’s umm Thursday morning, about twenty to eight and I just wanted to let you know I’m running late late today. Umm…so if you don’t want to wait for coffee for me that’s fine. I’ll probably be in before 8:30 (yawn)…I was up pretty late. My mother was taken to the hospital last night. I was up till about 2 o’clock this morning.But ummm like I said, if you don’t want to wait, that’s OK. I’ll see ya. Bye.
Needless to say, Google Voice did a pretty poor job translating my voice mail, but Patty and I got a really good laugh over it.
And now I call my friend Barry as a joke instead of her real name. Thanks Google Voice.