Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I'm Gonna Freeze My Butt Off


I'm heading to Baltimore on January 26th to give a seminar at the 4th Annual Exciting Windows Conference. I'm a bit worried about my wardrobe for the trip. I do not even own a decent winter coat - after all I live in the freakin desert! Even though I travel a lot, most of my traveling takes place during the more hospitable, non chilly months of the year or I only travel to winter destinations that are sunny and warm. I'm afraid that even the heaviest coat I have is not going to be up to the task and even if I wanted to go out and buy a new coat that I propbably would only wear once I am out of luck. They just don't sell real winter coats here.

So I guess I will be doing a bit of layering and I probably won't leave the hotel if it turns out to be a cold weekend there. Now the only thing I'm worried about is weather delays and my fear of being stuck in a plane on the tarmac for 8 hours with no food or drink, clogged up bathrooms, and screaming babies. Boy, I love to travel !

8 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

why don't you buy a fur lined raincoat with a zipper for the lining - those are really versatile.
have a great and safe trip!
JOni

Pigtown-Design said...

CALL ME!!!! I am five minutes from where you'll be. I'd love to take you to dinner.

e-mail me mfairfaxf at juno dot com.

Antique Paperie said...

Reading this post reminds me of why I hate flying! I'll take a train any day! (The comfort of sleeping on a tiny cot, while being jostled around sounds better than a Plane full of clogged up bathrooms and screaming babies)

Wishing you a safe trip - but don't you wish you could just summon a Genie and blink your way to Baltimore?? Wouldn't that be a riot!
xo Sherri

Patricia Gray said...

Three words for you:
layers, protein bars, bottled water and you'll fare really well.

katiedid said...

Have fun! I hope you and fairfax get a chance to meet. :)

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Dear Jackie!!

Let us know how the seminar goes!!! :-)

I'm excited for you for teh conference!

what a lovely opportunity - aside form getting there and back!

Suggestions, take your favorite munchies with you, request a seat far away from the toilet and take ear plugs!!!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Suck it up darling! Love & a wink from Canada!

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Thanks everyone for the tips. We desert people are just weather babies. We're spoiled! LPE you are too funny - What's the temp up there right now? Baltimore is probably tropical compared with what you are used to.