Thursday, July 19, 2007

What’s in my duffle bag?



My bag is packed and I’m ready to go. I'm taking the train to NYC early tomorrow morning. I’ve tried to really pack light. How much of a wardrobe do you need on a sailboat? Not much! I’m only taking one, medium-sized duffel bag. If it wasn’t for the week we’re going to spend in Edgartown, I would probably have been able to pack less than half of what I am taking. However, the good part about the stop on Martha’s Vineyard is that I’ll get to do laundry and recycle everything.

What color is my wardrobe?

I usually pride myself on being a “colorful” person. Most things I own and wear are bright colors. Somehow this trip is going to be different. Due to the white socks and white t-shits that I’ve packed, it’s predominately white. In fact, of the 31 articles of clothing I’ve packed, white socks and t-shirts account for 29% of it. Beyond that, the most predominant colors are grey, green and blue. There are only a couple of items each that are orange, yellow, or purple. Plus one pair or black shorts and one pair of khaki shorts.


I’m a brand whore.

I’ve spent my entire professional life pushing brands on consumers. Here are the brands you’ll find in my duffel bag, toiletries included:

Anders
aussieBum
Band-Aid
Bass Pro Shop
Colgate
Gear
Gillette
Hanes Beefy-T
ID
Johnson & Johnson
L’Oréal
Life
LifeStyles
Mennen Afta
Nike
Norelco
Oral B
Polo
Starter
The Black Dog
Timberland
USTA

But what about the food?

The menus are “coming along nicely.” In other words, I don’t have the slightest idea yet what I’m preparing every day to keep everybody fed and hydrated. But we’re having a meeting Thursday night after I get in NYC. Friday we’ll spend prepping the boat, and then set sail at 6:00 AM Saturday.

I’m looking forward to this adventure. Maybe I can post pictures when I get back in August.
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9 comments:

Lemuel said...

ooh - aussiebum! :)

Have a great trip! Enjoy!

Doug said...

Wow, this ain't no casual weekend getaway. I hope you have an unbelievable time.

TWISI said...

Have a great trip, I look forward to reading all about it!

Diesel said...

Why doesn't anyone ever put a duffel in their duffel bag?

Sorted Lives said...

Have a great trip. I look forward to seeing your pics.

Ps said...

hope u have a really good trip--and come back with lots of pictures and happy happy memories.

Blue said...

What...no UnderArmour? And you call yourself a brand whore. And you are a self proclaimed underwear junkie too...get thine ASS to a department store stat! I order you to buy some UnderArmour.
xo
Oh! And have a safe trip Paul and have fun on the Vineyard my love. Remember, no glove no love.
!!!! tee hee

Gawpo said...

Is it August yet?

Looks at watch.

Resumes drumming fingers on desk...

Gawpo said...

Where the hell have I been?!

Good God, Paul. I really don't know how I could have missed this much.

I will be working my way up.

You came back. And I must have dozed off.