Letters from Thailand











{May 29, 2007}   “Procrastination is like Masturbation; In the end you’re just screwing yourself.”

I just found this quote online while doing exactly that (procrastinating, that is!) and how appropriate it is at the moment!  I’ve just come back from the travel agent having finally booked my flight to Thailand this Saturday! 

I would love to be one of those people who can get really excited about a trip, but I can’t.  This is because I am the world’s least organised packer.  Being a girl, travelling light isn’t easy for me – I once went away for 2 weeks in the sun, but packed about 100 outfits for each season – just in case the tropical island I was staying on was struck by freak rain or snow storms, you understand.  I also packed outfits of various sizes in case I miraculously lost (or less miraculously, gained) several kilos during that two-week stay. Now, I find myself having to pack for at least a year (and with a 20kg limit) and this scares me.

As well as the quantity of items I take, I can never pack in good time.  I always end up leaving it until the very last minute, very often the morning I’m due to depart – a morning that almost always follows a big, minging-drunk night before.  As a result, I arrive at my destination with too much stuff, very little of it being appropriate for the climate or my current body shape (I’m a bit of a yo-yo’er when it comes to weight)

 Still, thank heavens for this latest distraction.  Along with daytime TV, chocolate ice-cream and cigarettes, blogging will ensure that tradition is maintained and that my head will remain in the sand until Saturday morning.  I mean, there are worse ways to screw yourself, aren’t there?

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