I was online last night, going CRAZY planning. You know, I’ve been good at compartmentalizing stress this year — not worrying or planning the wedding until 4 weeks beforehand, that kind of thing. This Italy/Belgium trip, I didn’t really plan it until last night. But boy, did I plan. I wrote pages of instructions to myself, where this is, where to put that, what to buy, what to pack.
The first day of travel we have to get from home in Oakland on an airport shuttle to San Francisco Airport to New York to Brussels to Brussels Midi to Charleoi Sud to Charleroi Airport to Treviso Airport to Venice. We leave at 4:45am on Saturday morning and arrive in Venice at 10pm on Sunday. The next day. But dude, I have the beer stop in Brussels Grand Place all planned out, so we’ll be fine.
Anyway. After I cooled down and got most things in line and settled, I started browsing online and ran across 43 Folders discussion of Moleskine hacks, and I decided I needed to get another Moleskine, only I didn’t know where was I going to get a new one by the time we leave, when every minute until departure is planned out…..
I got home from work at 7am, and Lala found me in my room, talking a mile a minute, searching for blank Moleskines. I found one, but it’s the larger size, and I wanted a smaller one. I was sure I had one, but I was wrong. Sigh. Resigned disappointment.
Get a call today from my wife, who says, "What kind of Moleskine did you want?"
"Do you want a pen?"
"A Pilot G2! Really, truly? You can do that? Get me those?"
"Yes! I’ve got them!"
That is one of the many, many extremely sexy things about Lala. She listens, even when I’m crazy.
And y’all, I’ll see you in about a week. I’ll be back next Friday. Don’t know how I will get you pictures, because said hot wife will still have the camera, because she’s all like, "I’m on tour, I need the camera," whereas she doesn’t understand about YOUR needs, does she? But I’ll get you pictures. Promise.
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