Friday Free-For-All – 06/23/17

Photo Jul 14, 10 05 37 AM

I’m off to San Francisco! I’m taking a half day from work today and flying out this afternoon. I probably won’t be posting much here, but you can follow my adventures on Instagram. I’ll be back home some time on Tuesday night.

I’m a packing ninja. I bought United “basic economy” tickets, which means I don’t get a free carry on bag for my flights. Because buying last-minute tickets was already so expensive, I didn’t want to pay the extra $25 per flight for a bag. This means that I packed everything I need for a 3 day, 4 night trip to San Francisco in a backpack. Are you impressed? Cause I know I am!

Today is Ben’s first day of summer vacation. And he’s such a good husband, he got up early to drop me off at work so I wouldn’t have to pay for airport parking. While I’m madly jealous of his summer, I know he worked is ass off this school year, and deserves the break. Now, someone remind me of that later this summer while he’s gallivanting around Prague and I’m stuck here…

If you’re interested in a sneak peek at Dogfight the Musical you’re in luck! Stowe Theater Guild’s promotion team is killing it this year, and they made a great little video, which you can view by clicking right here. It’s our first time running through Act 1 with the accompanist so it’s a little rough, but many of you have asked for more video of me in action, so here you go!

Do you tend to overpack for trips? I usually do, but this time around I had to FORCE myself to pack light.

11 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 06/23/17

  1. txa1265 says:

    Loved the pics from San Fran! I have heard nothing but bad stuff about the United ‘basic economy’ … but so long as it got you there for an affordable price, that is all that matters!

    Trying to pack sensibly is not a trivial thing. When I got stuck in Boston in March due to the blizzard, I had packed enough for a couple of extra days just in case – which was smart. Not everything, but I got to mix & match my way through – and always enough clean undies :). So as we are preparing for our Europe trip we’re going through that – we get one free checked bag, plus carry-on. We are trying to be reasonable since we assume we’ll pick up extra stuff along the way πŸ™‚

    Loved the Dogfight preview when you shared it on FB πŸ™‚

    • Rae says:

      Yeah, packing is always tricky. Enough, but not too much, accounting for weather and events.. Blergh. I am so excited you guys are going to Europe! I’m sure you’ll have a blast πŸ˜€

      • txa1265 says:

        Thanks – this is our first real vacation in several years (college visit trips really don’t count) and first trip without kids since … well, before we had kids! I posted that thing from Twitter three years ago yesterday, where we honestly thought we wouldn’t ever be able to save enough money for this trip while paying a significant part of two private college tuitions … so it is doubly exciting πŸ™‚

    • Rae says:

      Haha, thanks, Dana! Basically it just forced me to be very frank about what I was going to need and not need, and not bring 15 extra shirts “just in case.”

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