Wednesday, October 8, 2008

OCPD..Aint that a B..CH!!


I love to travel to exotic and exciting locales, yet I HATE to pack. I am literally plagued by OCPD (obsessive compulsive packing disorder) and I stress and worry that I won't have enough or that I have way too much. Of course, I have to try everything on to make sure it fits, first. There's fat clothes and skinny clothes (I have to admit that right now I am leaning towards the fat ones), sexy clothes, cute clothes, sporty clothes and comfy clothes. I then have to imagine myself doing various activities on my vacation while wearing the ensembles I've put together. Can't forget the shoes, make up, toiletries and accessories, then there's reading materials, money, credit cards, passport,camera, computer, more make-up and a fabulous tote to carry it all in. A job that should take an hour or so turns into an all day affair. Thanks to my sister's crash course in folding clothes that I graduated from Suma Cum Laud, (she is the MASTER) I always manage to fit it all in to my suitcase. My Guy says I must have been a personal valet in another life and he enjoys the fact that when we are on vacation, he is accompanied by his very own personal valet.

I have to take into consideration the climate and plan outerwear accordingly. Dinner plans? Will we be eating fancy or casual? These are pertinent questions that need answers. We will be walking, biking, shopping, eating and there is an "order of the outfit" that accompanies each activity. I also have to consider leaving room in my bag for the purchases I make while in the City of Lights. This is essential, considering I already have a list from various family members who have put in their Parisian requests. What to wear when I go see Jim Morrison's grave? Dreads and a drug rug? Or a Doors t-shirt? I'll pack both just in case. The Eiffel tower? Maybe some Chanel, but I think Lulu Lemon would be more appropriate. (so many stairs) But as you've already guessed, I'll have both. Which brings me to the question, "Would Karl Lagerfeld wear Chanel while climbing the stairs of the tower?" Yes! he would. Problem solved.

3 comments:

Tova Darling said...

Oh, yes. If I go on a trip that will last 3 days, I pack enough clothes for 9 days... just in case. It's a sickness.

LYDIA said...

I am a serious overpacker myself - I just know that if I only bring enough for the days that I will be there, I won't want to wear something and it will just make me grumpy because I have to. This is a true story...

LYDIA said...

Yes - why do we love the bad boys? Becks is beautiful, but is he bad enough? The man purse may make up for his lack of badness. Tiger has such a nice smile, plus he is so talented. I don't play golf, well I have a few times, but I dated numerous men who play very well before I married Josh. I kinda think Alan Iverson is hot - him and Kobe. Did I mention my husband is a Sagittarius? I like Sags :)