November 16, 2005

a la semaine prochaine, mes amis!

...cause i'm leaving for paris, bitches!!! YAAAAAAAAY! hopefully i won't come back on fire / scorched / rioted a la frenchies in some other way.

so last night i was packing up my stuff, as well as a number of items that my american-friend-in-paris requested i bring over from the good ol' US of A. turns out those items are kinda bulky. also her sister mailed me some clothes and stuff to bring over with me, too. normally, i pack a carry on, and ONLY a carry on. there is no trip under 2 weeks that i will ever take that i honestly believe needs a checked bag. i HATE checking bags. i worked throwing bags at philadelphia international airport for a few days last year... trust me, NEVER CHECK A BAG. if you can at all avoid it, don't do it. you have to wait forever for the bag to show up on the carousel, and seriously? after seeing the inner workings of the PHL baggage area, i am truly shocked that ANYone gets their bag at the right destination at the right time. really. don't check. this has been a message from your friendly former airline employee. thank you!

so anyway, against my better judgement, i'm bringing an enormous must-be-checked bag, what with all the american food i'm bringing. "how much could you REALLY be bringing, alice?" you may ask. HA. i will show you.

exhibit a: the suitcase i packed last night.


exhibit b: the actual amount of stuff that is MINE in that suitcase.

what this REALLY means is that i now have a CRAPLOAD of room for bringing back french food / wine / clothing / everythingmoooooahahahahahaha in my suitcase. whee! la france! je viens! bientot... bientot.. i'll see you kiddos on tuesday. yeehaw :-)

19 comments:

  1. Tish ... I mean Alice .. I love it when you speak French!!!

    I thought I saw a thong in there!?!?! The French don't have thong underwear or Stove Top Chicken, goldfish or slinkies. Ba$turdz!

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  2. I'm jealous!! That packing job is pretty damn good too. Very impressive. :) Have a WONDERFUL time. I look forward to the many colorful stories that I am sure you will have to blog about. ha!

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  3. Have a great trip.

    I'm with Marie on the packing thing. You could teach classes for crying out loud.

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  4. I don't know what I adore more - that you're going on a big adventure or the diagram of your packed suit case.

    Bon voyage, mon ami!

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  5. do they not have goldfish crackers and little cherry pies in paris?

    ayez un voyage merveilleux, Alice, et ne vous faites pas attraper impliqué dans une émeute !

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  6. Have fun in Paris!

    Are those pizza goldfish or cheddar?? I LOVE the pizza flavor...I could eat 3 bags in one sitting probably. Not that I've ever tried. But now that I mention it....

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  7. Have fun my dear -- and think of me, your friend in Colorado who draws you amazing stick pictures, when you are buying French wine to bring home. In fact, if you have France adventures, I will do a stick drawing of those. I'm wearing a little sign right now that says "will draw for wine."

    I like white wine. Especially champagne. : )

    HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME!!! BE SAFE!!! I'LL MISS YOUR FABULOUS WIT WHILE YOU'RE GONE!!!

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  8. Ayez un voyage sûr en France. Ayez une maison sûre de voyage. Veuillez prendre un bon nombre de photos. Veuillez prendre les photos de votre lanière. N'attrapez pas une maladie sexuellement transmise. Ayez un beau jour. Bon Voyage!

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  9. Damn, I've barely been out of California, and you're going to Peris! I'm so jealous! Hopefully you will french kiss a french boy! That would be cool.

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  10. Just remembered.... French kissing a french boy in france will probabally make your boyfriend mad, and therefore I don't recommend doing that.

    So delete the comment above.


    (I'd hate for him to be mad at me)

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  11. My prediction is that Alice is there 12 hours before the French government surrenders to her.

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  12. Lucky lucky you! I’m sure you won’t get set on fire or bombed or burned. I wouldn’t be too concerned. ;) Enjoy your trip, and don’t forget to take plenty of mental notes for your fabulous Paris blogs!!

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  13. They don't have all those foods in Paris? That's a travesty! My father was just in Ukraine and said it was overrun by Nestle.

    Have fun!

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  14. I'm sooooooo jealous! Have an awesome time Alice!

    By the way...love Stove Top.

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  15. Holy crap! thats a shit load of food!

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  16. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I think the real reason, she is packing all that food stuff is that she's not to keen on eating snails and chocolate covered grasshoppers....

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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