pappa's got a brand new bag I’m feeling a bit overrun in the last couple of days. There has been plenty of work to do with my trip upcoming, and I’m constantly paranoid that I’m forgetting something. In fact, I have been forgetting stuff. I had to make several trips home today between service calls because I didn’t have the stuff that I needed for the next job, even though these jobs were only a couple blocks apart. Dumbness.

I’ve even been dreaming about forgetting stuff. I dreamed that I was rushing to get to the airport and I made it just in time not to miss my flight to Thailand. Then I realized that I had forgotten to bring my suitcase. That was not a good feeling. 🙁

Anyway, I finally had time to go buy a few things for my trip. I went to Winners and bought some cool hiking shoes made by Roots. I’m not sure how suitable they are for my trip, because they’re kind of warm. They’re built very solidly with great treads and the rubber part comes up pretty high on the sides and front so they stay waterproof. They lace up like skates, with the hooks for the laces, so they have a kind of 1950’s look. The leather is quite thick on top. But even if they’re no good in Thailand, I can use them as winter boots here. 🙂

I also picked up a cool bag. I was looking for a theft-proof wallet, but I bought this thing instead. It looks like the bag in the picture, except it’s all black. It actually looks pretty serious. I figure it will keep people from stealing from me because it looks as though it might contain a gun. 😛

Oh yeah… I also bought an ironing board. I’m sick of ironing stuff on my kitchen counter. :nod: