Old Tricks

Old Tricks

It’s a deceptively simple notion, the trick with toiletries, keeping a bag packed.

In a tailer park in South Austin, “back in the day,” I spent the better part of a decade – or more – with a single, now very beat up, suitcase that stayed packed.

It was, and is, one of my best successful habits.

Very simple notion, when I land at home, the first – sometimes second – gesture? Unpack the dirty clothes, empty out the tools and toys, and pack again, so I can remember all that stuff I forgot. More than just toiletries, though, for me. While I carry very few “expendable” supplies, I refill those items. Usually, a dozen or so blank CDs, business cards, and sometimes, a new sharpie. I got through very little else. One occasion, I forgot the correct power adaptor plug, so as soon as I got home, I made sure that was back in the travel gear.

Starting in August, I’ve back to a semi-regular schedule at the rock shop in Austin.

I keep my daily carry slimmed down for that, as I really only need a phone, business cards, tarot cards, and the laptop, with just enough wires to plug that in, although, concievably, I could just run on battery power the whole time. While not required, I’ve been using an iPad, too, mostly for wesbite tweaks and images, but that shouldn’t be required.

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