Friday, July 2, 2010

My bags are packed

It's really only one bag and one personal item, but I can't wait to go to Boston for the long weekend. I'm leaving my computer behind, but as I'm pretty deep into a new novel, I will have a few old fashioned writing accouterments with me. Like a Moleskine notebooks and a Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. Just thinking about it makes me excited and nervous all at once. I mean, what will I do without a spell checker or Wikipedia?

Not that I'm planning on getting much writing done (or much reading, for that matter, contrary to what the four books I'm bringing along indicate). I get to see my little brother for the first time in more than a year. With a month of shore leave, he's been visiting the rest of our family in Chicago for a couple of weeks, and because I'm such a great sister, I told him to pick a spot on the East Cost and I'd make sure to be there for the holiday weekend. Lucky me, he picked one of the coolest spots to be for Independence Day.

Maybe "coolest" isn't the best word choice. I just checked out The Weather Channel, and it's supposed to be in the high 80's to low 90's all weekend. Good thing I packed shorts and a bathing suite.

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