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26 July 2004 @ 03:23 pm
Obligatory Otakon Rant  
I am absolutely, positively, 100% terrified of the thought of flying. Have I mentioned that? Seriously, a good 70% of my travel anxiety can be tied to that. Another 20% goes to the fact that my fucking wig still isn't here, but my grandmother said she thinks she can get me one from someone at work. (Remember: my grandmother works at a nuthouse.) She also thinks she can get me a shirt and tie, but I am ready to buy all this stuff once I get to PA if necessary.

I rearranged the songs on my MP3 player for the first time since about June. Put on some Billy Joel and Polyphonic Spree, which will hopefully relax me. Also put on Paradise by the Dashboard Light to memorize it, and some Bon Jovi for no apparent reason. Other than that my playlist is mostly unchanged other than deleting some songs. (I may post my MP3 playlist from my MP3 player later, for the hell of it.)

I gotta remember to pack my travel pill container. It's a cylinder used for aspirin, but my mother got me in the habit of taking that instead of my prescription bottles with me when I am going to be out when I need to take my pills. (Since carrying around painkillers in a marked bottle isn't very smart and all.)

My mother tried to get me to wear a dress today. It was cruel and unusual punishment for me going through her closet to see if she had any faded blue jeans I could wear for my Maguruma costume (yes, I would actually wear women's jeans), so I am really pissed off at her over that. I mean, unforgivably pissed. She would have had me if the dress had fit. (It was a dress my mother bought for herself years ago. When I got depressed I stopped eating and I've lost something like 30 pounds since May, so she thought I might fit into that dress. It was a little tiny size 8, and I am presently a size 10 in women's.)

Really quick, things I have to remember to pack. If anyone reading this requested anything from me and has something to add, let me know:

-Clothes for when I'm not at the con.
-Satoshi costume stuff (Black jeans, red turtle neck, black shoes. Chrys is supposed to have a wig for me, but I am bringing the one Joanne gave me just in case.)
-Hojo costume stuff (black slacks, black shoes, lab coat, syringe pens, nametags for both me and Manda, shirt and tie if I can get it, and black wig if it EVER FUCKING GETS HERE.)
-Maguruma costume stuff (headband, windbreaker, any old shirt, faded blue jeans, and I should have brown shoes but I'll probably wear the same black ones I'm wearing the other two days.)
-CD I made for Kit
-Fruits Basket DVDs to give to Chrys
-Cardcaptor Sakura DVD, Jubei-chan DVD, and Battle Athletes VHS for Mars
-Trigun and Interview with the Vampire DVDs (Chrys's request)
-Kingdom Hearts (Chrys and Mars' request)
-Final Fantasy VII for the PC (to lend to Chrys)
-New ace bandages (I get them for a buck at the Family Dollar, so if anyone needs some let me know and I'll get you some)
-Seijitsu and Himiko plushies
-A book (almost done with the last Anita Blake one I have so I need to find another one somewhere)
-My notebook and writing utensils
-Assorted toiletries (tooth brush, toothpaste, hairbrush, glasses cleaning cloths. Chrys said she'd bring shampoo, et cetera)
-My MP3 player

The stuff I wrote in caps are stuff that I need the most but am dumbass enough to forget (and have forgotten before). It seems like a lot, but keep in mind most of this was packed in my backpack (which I am bringing with me) already, as well as a few other personal effects. Like I said, add anytyhing if you think anything's missing (I'll bring my manga for whoever is interested, too, but only if someone asks).

EDIT: Here it is, the complete list of songs currently on my MP3 player, subject to change (but that's unlikely) before the con:

1.) Air Supply - Making Love Out of Nothing At All
2.) Backstreet Boys - It's Gotta Be You
3.) Billy Joel - All About Soul
4.) Billy Joel - Blonde Over Blue
5.) Billy Joel - Downeaster "Alexa"
6.) Billy Joel - I Go to Extremes
7.) Billy Joel - Shades of Gray
8.) Bon Jovi - Always
9.) Bon Jovi - Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
10.) Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star
11.) Carol King - Jazz Man
12.) Clay Aiken - Invisible
13.) Crash Test Dummies - Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm
14.) Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
15.) Four Strings - Take Me Away
16.) Greenday - Minority
17.) Kevin Jungle - Crash
18.) Kevin Jungle - It's True
19.) Kevin Jungle - Sand
20.) Live - Lightning Crashes
21.) Meat Loaf - I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
22.) Meat Loaf - Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)
23.) Meat Loaf - Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire)
24.) Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light
25.) Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
26.) Meat Loaf - Man of Steel/Intermezzo
27.) Meat Loaf - Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through
28.) Meat Loaf - Why Isn't That Enough?
29.) Metallica - No Leaf Clover
30.) microClocks - Subvention
31.) Peter Cornelius - Mit`n Schmäh
32.) Moody Blues - I Know You're Out There Somewhere
33.) Night Ranger - When You Close Your Eyes
34.) Phil Collins - Strangers Like Me
35.) Polyphonic Spree - 2000 Places (Live)
36.) Polyphonic Spree - Hangin' Around
37.) Polyphonic Spree - Have a Day/Celebratory
38.) Polyphonic Spree - Hold Me Now
39.) Polyphonic Spree - Light and Day
40.) Polyphonic Spree - Suitcase Calling
41.) REM - Stand
42.) Rollergirl - Dear Jessie
43.) Rush - Spirit of Radio
44.) Stars On 54 - If You Could Read My Mind
45.) Supertramp - The Logical Song
46.) Toto - Roseanna
47.) Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
48.) Tracy Chapman - Talkin' Bout a Revolution
49.) Vienna Teng - Eric's Song
50.) Vienna Teng - Between
51.) Vienna Teng - Gravity
52.) Vienna Teng - Harbor
53.) Vienna Teng - Homecoming
54.) Vienna Teng - Lullaby for a Stormy Night
55.) Vienna Teng - Tower
56.) Wolfsheim - Kein Zurück
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: Twelve Girls Band. I only know the names of half their songs
jackals_bitch on July 26th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
That wig still hasn't arrived yet? o_o; Eee. I hope it gets there before you leave for PA. I'll keep my fingers crossed. And I already asked you for some extra Ace bandages, so I guess that's all I request that you bring.

And I know you won't believe me, but TRUST me--you'll be fine! All the stress and fear will be worth it in the end. *hugz*
The Boss: I AM a pop sensation!!!!rufustehshinra on July 26th, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC)
Commenting for the sake of commenting, but I don't blame you for being afraid of flying. *won't go near a plane*
slytherinblackslytherinblack on July 26th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
Good luck on the plane.

And my mom forgot our plane tickets once...it was great fun.