My flight to London and the beginning of our shenanigan-filled European odyssey is, as I write these very words, 28 hours away. Which means we’re into final prep and errand time. So for a refreshingly short post, I thought I’d take you through my to-do list for the next day and change.
1. Haircut. This is just overdue as it is and I’m gonna want to be wearing my adventure hat without worrying about hat hair.
2. Banking. Need to move some money around in my theatre company’s bank account. And maybe get some British pounds. And Euros. Or do I want to stick to ATMs? Not carry around stealable currency? BAH. I have given this NO thought. WHY was I born a fool?
3. Drug store. Running low on synthroid. Can’t have that.
4. Laundry. Need maximum clean socks.
5. Printing. Need hard copies of our hostel reservations, if only so we have the addresses handy. Also need to write my cousin’s address on something.
6. Packing. Clothes. Towel. Day bag. Chargers. Power converter. Swimsuit. Kindle. Physical book for if Kindle’s unavailable. All of our flight info. All of our hostel info. All of our train tickets. Pillow if there’s room.
7. Stop by rehearsal? Maybe? If there’s time.
8. Finish the second draft of my new script? Maybe? If I’m able.
9. Sleep a bit. Not too much, I intend to drug myself unconscious tomorrow afternoon.
10. Job interview. I don’t know why I thought applying for jobs two days before I left the country was a good idea, but hey, it worked.
11. Last-minute packing. Meds. Toothpaste. Contact solution. Spare contacts. Toothbrush. Glasses. Razor. Shaving cream.
12. Try to figure out what that thing I’m forgetting to pack is. Hopefully it’s not the train tickets. Need those.
13. 11:30: Get picked up. Earlier than I’d like, but that’s when he’s available. Lunch at the airport, I guess.
14. Actually remember what that thing I forgot to pack is. Hope it wasn’t my passport.
15. 2:00: meet Ian, check in.
16. 4:00: wheels up.
17. 4:05: drug myself into unconsciousness.
18. Land in London. Commence hijinks.
See you on the other side, everybody.