Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Five: What You Absolutely, Positively, Can't Leave Home Without

Over at RevGalBlogPals, Singing Owl writes:

We will be at a chaplain's convention when you all are answering the Friday Five Questions. I'll look forward to reading your answers next week when I get home. At the moment we are trying to get the car loaded so we can hit the road, so this will be a simple F.F. This running around madly in order to leave has me wondering: what are the five things you simply must have when you are away from home? And why? Any history or goofy things, or stories?

Hmmm... must-haves. Much of it depends on the situation. For example, I must have my The Boy if I'm on a road trip that will possibly permit bringing along a dog. But before this turns into an essay question, I'll move on to the list:

1. Fake Dog. Ask Mid-Life Rookie or anyone else who has roomed with me on any kind of overnight travel. It's a gray-and-white plush dog about a foot high, and was The Alpha's first gift to me (on my 17th birthday -- yes, we go waaay back).

2. Expensive high-tech toothbrush. It helped me get rid of periodontal disease years ago, and now I'm spoiled. I can hardly brush my teeth the old-fashioned way anymore.

3. Mobile phone. And I always stock it with appropriate numbers to coordinate potential meetups, RevGal or otherwise.

4. Curling iron. I'm generally pretty low-maintenance, but my hair is so stringy that I don't feel right if I haven't tamed the ends.

5. Great attitude. Back on our honeymoon, The Alpha and I decided that there was no such thing as having a bad time on one of our vacations. So, if something goes awry? "We're having an adventure!" This approach has gotten us through rainstorms, mudslides, persnickety fellow tourists and more with plenty of good memories.

11 comments:

seethroughfaith said...

love your last "must have" :)

Mrs. M said...

I'm really curious about electric tooth brushes...

RevDrKate said...

Any person who has a must-have travel list that starts with a fake dog is someone I want in my life (and I'm glad I do!)

hedwyg said...

Love the fake dog! And I'm sooooooo with you on the electric toothbrush. I hate it nowadays when I'm stuck brushing my teeth manually. That Oral-B really did save me from periodontal disease, which I've only recently learned comes with the territory when you have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Happy weekend!
warriormare

Jan said...

What a use for an electric tooth brush!

Mary Beth said...

Excellent about the attitude!!

RevAnne said...

Love your #5. I used to have a #1, too...not given to me by Ben, but by a much earlier bf. It was...displaced...when Ben and I got married.

revabi said...

Oh now that is great, the attitude.
I like that.

And that dog is not a fake dog at all, I have been with the dog and I should know.

Zen Otter said...

I agree. Rufus is so not a fake dog. He's adorable and oh so snuggly! Am doing the meme on my blog right now... should be up in a few minutes or so...

Processing Counselor said...

Re: you fake dog- I had a fake man...When I was in college I made a huge head in art ed.class (I was an art major.) When it was done, I jammed it in the space between the seat and the ceiling of my car. My parents got numerous calls about me driving around with a man.

mid-life rookie said...

I should have taken the time to do this one Friday. If I had I might not have left home without my pillows! You are good at having a great attitude inspite of it all.