Things I have to do before I leave


Tuesday, I leave for So Cal at 4:44 am, and I have a lot to prepare. Here’s a checklist of things I’ll need to bring:

    Books to read, preferably ones put out by my publisher.
    Clothes that fit and don’t look terrible. (My wife spent part of this morning sewing buttons back onto shirts–I don’t deserve her)
    Thank you gift for the friend who is putting me up.

    The rough cut DVD of the low-budget film I helped produce.
    kiddie gifts for our former roommate with a new baby.
    My old laptop bag, which isn’t comfortable but is much more appropriate for crowds than my dumb backpack
    Checkbook for splitting expenses.

    A list of items I need to research in L.A.
    My sense of humor and adventure.
    A towel.
    A camera
    Notebooks and pens

I plan to update this list as I think of more things.

That doesn’t sound like much, but jeez.