Friday, June 3, 2011

A little bit of this and that .... and bags

Well, the weekend is finally upon us and the heat wave has moved on ... at least for us here in the northeast.  So beautifully crisp and comfortable that I just want to take a blanket outside and take a nap!

But instead ... I should be pruning my azaleas.  So says our local newspaper this morning.  Geez ... a girl can never get a break!

I just want to spend a little time on the patio ... reading ... or doing nothing.

Or watching for visiting birds. 

By the way, where have all the finches gone???  I had dozens of them at my feeder last month and now ... just a few stop in and visit.  What's up with that?

Okay, back to the patio to soak up some rays.

You know ...  we are suppose to get about 30 minutes of sun a day .... fills up our Vitamin D levels.  And it feels so good.  Especially with temps like today.

Although, I can't take too long relaxing.  We leave Monday for Porto and I haven't even begun packing.

Since we only to do carry on ...  I need more time to figure out what to take and what to leave behind.  You see, as a technie nerd, I end up taking more electronics than I do clothes!!  A girl can never have enough electronic toys, I say.  Why should men have all the fun?!

So as a result, my electronic bag ends up being almost as large as my clothes bag.

And speaking of bags .... I must confess, I have a bag addiction.  Not purses.  Not shoes.  Not jewelry.  Not clothes..... But bags.   All kinds of bags that can transport stuff.   I am always on the search for just the right bag with just the right number of pockets and space and texture and lightness ... oh my, how I could go on!

Bag companies should hire me to test out their products and do reviews.

I won't tell you how many bags I own.  The Professor reads this blog.  But I do own enough to start my own realty show, Bag Hoarders!

 In my defense, and I do need one, different occasions call for different bags and different sizes.  Just like purses.

Take my camera equipment for example.  There's a backpack for long-distance travel that can hold all my stuff plus more.  Then there's a mid-size bag for, let's say, spending time at the book store to do some work or time in the city.  And then, there's a small backpack for just a lens or two with the DSLR when you may be in a crowd or need to be light on your feet.

See?  All are necessary.  A girl just needs to be prepared!

Aren't you glad you stopped by today for this unpaid announcement for travel bags.

How about you?  What do you use to cart your stuff around in?

By the way, I didn't even go there with my *clothes* travel bags.  Like I said, The Professor reads this.

Later friends,