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31 July 2005 @ 09:43 am
Name that list  
So, what do you think this list is for?

Shelf-stable soy milk
Egg replacer
Various flavours of Pocky (ポッキー, pronounced roughly like "poke-key")
Laptop with $1.99 (+ tax) plug converter
Various books and manga
Charcoal filtering breathing mask
Book reading device (the kind that holds pages in place)
Digital camera
DVD-R of music

If you think you know the answer, try adding to the list, because I probably forgot something.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Metallica: Star Wars Imperial March
Blessed Holocaust of Tolerance7leaguebootdisk on July 31st, 2005 10:46 am (UTC)
Going to Tokyo? Then again, why the soy milk and pocky (the flight?)? Hmmm, I was thinking the plug converter was for Japan (they are 110v, right? unlike everyone else other than us?), but then I recalled that most laptops run just fine on 220, so it's just the wacky plugs. The charcoal mask argues for bad air, I don't know that Toyko is that nasty. Mexico City is, but I doubt you'd need the plug converter.

Come on, tell us!
ashi: pirate kitty!ashi on July 31st, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
The snopes link should give you some hint. :)
(no subject) - 7leaguebootdisk on July 31st, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ashi on August 1st, 2005 06:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sarahemm on July 31st, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Mikhailasoquili_gitli on July 31st, 2005 10:56 am (UTC)
Do you know where your towel is?
ashi: arrrr!ashi on August 1st, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
Oi've got a clean one in the 'all closet ready to go. :)
(no subject) - soquili_gitli on August 1st, 2005 07:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
Nikithespatula on July 31st, 2005 11:24 am (UTC)
I know what the list is for :D hehehe

I second the need for a towel.
Pack extra hugs too.
Feel free to peruse (sp?) my bookcase for reading material, or i can leave a suggested reading pile :}
toothpaste and any other bathroom stuff you might want.
extra batteries for the camera
headphones for listening to things on laptop without bothering anyone
ashi: yuzu-kippeiashi on August 1st, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
TJcheeseboy on July 31st, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC)
Toilet water directional-reversing device (so you get a tornado of water coming up out of the toilet) =)

Cat or Cat hair (or cat hair removal device)
Any sort of weird medication/eye drops/ear stuff/pain killer that you won't be able to find there
An extra pair of converse?
A watch/pager w/ clock (If you often use your cell phone for time)

Can I get you to bring back a can and a bottle of regular pepsi for me?
ashi: arrrr!ashi on July 31st, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
Oops, comment below was supposed to go here. And I'll try to bring back Pepsi for you.
the Chickthechick on July 31st, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC)
Your Toothbrush!
ashi: toddletashi on August 1st, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
oh right, good idea.
ashi: arrrr!ashi on July 31st, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
I just flushed the toilet at work, and it went counter-clockwise. I was going to look for a good link about the Coriolis effect, and found this Snopes page:


Apparently, though I've heard it as fact several times, toilets flush one way or another depending on which way the water is fed into the bowl.

Unsatisfied, I checked 10 other toilets at work. Nine of them went counter-clockwise, though some more noticably than others. One didn't seem to have any spin on it at all.

I filled up the kitchen sink here, waited for the water to calm down a bit, and pulled the plug. It went clockwise! I filled it up again and stirred it up counter-clockwise, and it drained counter-clockwise. I will do a few experiments at my destination just to confirm, but it looks like that myth is busted.

Socks... I think I have a pair around somewhere. I'll look for a pair of cons too, and pack some pain killer. The pager will come with me, and serve as a time piece, though I doubt it will do much there (it has limited to no service even in Oregon). I wear it all the time anyway. I carry my house keys around even in other countries, so I won't lose them, and because I find them handy sometimes.

I'm sure I have already packed plenty of cat hair, and there's a local cat there too.
Wacky Lisawonky_diva on July 31st, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
your passport, tickets, etc
hmmm... what else?
hair ties/brush/etc
an eye mask and/or earplugs
Have fun!
ashi: arrrr!ashi on August 1st, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
Good ideas. Thanks!
"D" is for Doridzayde on July 31st, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
a snorkel.
ashi: snoeashi on August 1st, 2005 06:35 am (UTC)
Maybe if I liked swimming, and if it were summer. (:
Matthew Joelranamo on July 31st, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
small pillow? when i traveled in europe last summer, the buckwheat husk pillow i brought with me was a life saver many times over. it fit into my backpack real easy when i needed it out of the way.

enjoy your travels. :-)

ashi: Marmalade Boyashi on August 1st, 2005 06:35 am (UTC)
That sounds nice, and I've wanted to try a buckwheat pillow. Think a travel store would carry them?
(no subject) - ranamo on August 1st, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kiirikeelychan on July 31st, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
Comfortable shoes. REAL comfortable shoes.

--And THANK YOU for actually putting up the correct pronunciation of Pocky. I hate the pronunciation my friends use...
ashi: yuzu-kippeiashi on August 1st, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, I might do a lot of walking, and don't want a repeat of my Boise blister.

Pockey does not rhyme with hockey! :)
And I got my friend in Melbourne addicted to it...
Ricky Buchanan: Hugrickybuchanan on July 31st, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
cash for airport
extra hugs for Ricky!

Love you
ashi: toddletashi on August 1st, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
I thought about putting hugs for Ricky on the list, but I figured that would make the list a bit too easy to guess, and I figured someone would add 'em or I would. :)

I should be able to withdraw money from an ATM when I arrive, but I'll pick up a little .au cash just in case.

Tickets? I just have a confirmation number... Oh, and I have my ETA, the cool computerized equivalent of a Visa, attached to my passport number.

(no subject) - rickybuchanan on August 1st, 2005 07:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - cheeseboy on August 1st, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Ricky Buchanan: Forestrickybuchanan on August 1st, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)
BTW I have soy milk and egg replacer, am intolerant of both myself.

ashi: Double Lionashi on August 1st, 2005 08:35 am (UTC)
Intolerant of soy milk and egg replacer? :)

I was considering baking something while there, so if you don't mind me using a little egg replacer, I won't bother bringing it.

I think I'll bring some soy milk at least for the plane trip. And maybe some cereal... apparently they have food on the plane, but only for sale, so I'll bring what I can. Maybe I'll make sandwiches too.

just another strangerladyakumu on August 1st, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
packing list
kennitakennita on August 1st, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
A roll of toilet paper, for use in planes, airport lobbies, etc. Maybe half a roll, squashed flat if needed to save space. Too many times I have found that bathrooms have either been out of TP, or had that horrible folding paper that comes out of the dispenser one square at a time, or the almost-as-horrible rollers that rock and lock so the paper rips every 8 inches.
ashi: Red Lion Treeashi on August 1st, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
great idea. I should make more lists here where people can add to them...