Tuesday, 17 August 2004

Packing, packing, packing

It's fantastically exciting that I am off to Athens tomorrow night, but I hate the packing involved. Sure, it's basically pretty easy right? There are some things that I must take:

- event tickets

- flight tickets

- passport

- camera (& charger)

- airport car parking details



and some things I would be well advised to take with me:

- big brimmed hat

- sunglasses

- sun block (it's upwards of thirty degrees)

- washing stuff

- contact lense stuff

- etc.



and the rest I can pretty much get out there....



but that's not how it works is it? I'm currently wrestling with:

- the number of t-shirts to take

- the contents of my wash bag

- my roberts radio

- the contents of my cd wallet for the car

- the fit of my glasses (no really - I know this is the first time I have mentioned it here, but this is something that obsesses me on a regular basis... it's a nightmare and I have substantial obsessive-compulsive tendencies. I may yet pop in to see Merv in Vision Express before I leave. The man's a legend.)



and so on, and so forth.



The good news is that tomorrow is when I leave, and all the worrying (about the packing anyway) can stop. The bad news is that I have until about 3pm to be thinking about it).



Got some tickets for the swimming today. This means that my first day will consist of:

1) Land at 4am

2) go to swimming pool to watch some heats

3) go to the old olympic stadium to watch some archery

4) go to tennis



I suspect that with that and the overnight flight, I will be well tired come Thursday night. But as this guy says - it's the olympics! Ready on time, and looking pretty damn good.



I'll try and update when I'm out there, but we'll see, eh?

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