Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

Ok Nats is coming up next week and yeah, I need to figure out everything I'm bringing. I'm kind of thinking I'm missing something so I'm going to do my Thursday Thirteen on 13 items I need to remember to bring.

1. Clothes: so far 4 dresses, jeans, capris, a few tops and a skirt. underwear... duh.
2. Shoes: 3 pairs (sandal wedges, gold heels, black strappy heels). Debating running shoes just in case. We'll have to see how much I can pack and let this be known that this is the most shoes I've ever packed before.
3. Passport. Can't forget this. Must. Not. Forget.
4. Toiletries: makeup, hair stuff, advil...etc. Hair straightener because I don't want just curly hair.
5. Camera! Cause I want to take a lot of pics.
6. Notebook: in case the muses decide to pipe up. And to jot down notes from workshops.
7. Remember the pitch! Note to self: WRITE the pitch!
8. US cash on hand. That said, must convert cash.
9. I know there will be books... but... a book to read on the ride there?
10. Phone and phone cord.
11. Emergency numbers. Cause you never know when you might need it.
12. Those recycling bags you can get at the grocery store to put books in.
13. ...anything I'm missing?


  1. Bras. Don't forget those. Pens for your notebook (just cause I'm specific like that). Oh, and I've never been to Nationals, but I'm assuming they give you books, so either make sure you have enough cash, or room, to get them home!

    Sorry I can't be more help--like I said, never been! But I hope you have fun, hon.

  2. Have an awesome time at conference. I'm so envious.

  3. I'd say you have everything covered. Maybe some snacks, candy, gum for travelling?
    I'm sure you'll have a blast. Happy T13!

  4. Nope. Looks like you got it covered. Unless you're like me and you bring your own booze. LOL.
    Have a great time!!!

  5. It sounds like you're ready. I went to an event once when some pals picked me up super early so I just threw on sweats, grabbed a bag and jumped in the car. When we go to the hotel, I relized I forgot to pack underwear and a bra (since I didn't have one on at the time). We had an adventure finding a store close by to pick up my missing items and only 2 hrs to do it.

    Have a great time!!!!

  6. What hair straightener do you use? Is it the chemical kind or the hot iron variety? How does it work in humid conditions? Most of what I've tried merely made my hair frizzier, which is the opposite of what I'm after.

  7. Have fun!


    My TT is at

  8. Fresh batteries for the camera. Favorite snack to keep in room.
    Have a safe trip and a great time!

  9. I think you've got it all covered. Have a great time.

    Your blog is beautiful BTW. :)

  10. 'Remember the pitch! Note to self: WRITE the pitch!' - LOL! Hope you have a great time at the conference.