Thursday, May 15, 2008

Less than a week!

Alright, we've now got less than a week before we board a plane at the Tulsa International Airport and jet off to Rome. Okay, we're actually jetting off to Newark and then we're jetting off to Rome (after a 5 1/2 hour layover). So, as you can imagine, I am quite busy getting things together. I'm making lists and checking them twice for everything that I'm going to take. This is the beginning of one of my lists with the things that I need to buy hilighted. Anal right? Hey, whatever. It gets the job done.

I've made a list for toiletries, clothes, medicines, accessories, art supplies, and the all important: miscellaneous. I've done a little research and found a couple good sites for those about to travel extensively:

Rick Steves' Travel Tips Rick is cheesy but his site offers great packing tips and lists.

TSA for Travelers A good place to check if you have ANY questions about what's safe to bring on the plane.

Europe for Visitors-Italy Good all around...explore.

Oh! Also, I went to Radio Shack and picked up my power converter:

It's dual watt so it has a setting for things like laptops, phone and ipod chargers, etc, and a setting for 1600 watt devices like hair dryers and curling irons. Guess what ladies? Did some research and it's not a good idea to bring your expensive ceramic flat irons to Europe. It's very hard to find a converter that will work with them and won't fry anything. So I'm just going to bring my tiny 1600 watt hairdryer and curling iron. I'm going to get some mousse and just go curly/wavy over there. I think it's probably best. I don't know how humid it is in Italy but I'm guessing there's a decent amount of moisture in the air and I'd be fighting the frizz anyways.

Oh yeah, I just checked the weather over there. Right now it's 4:30 in the morning over there, 54 degrees and 91% humidity. Sounds like home right?

Alright guys, that's all for me now. I'm doing my shopping this weekend to get all of my stuff together and tomorrow is the last meeting before the trip. So I have to go. Lots of stuff to do!

This is your intrepid (and tired) student blogger signing off!


  1. Good luck and send us a post card once in a while!

  2. I am getting so excited! I also had to get a converter at radio shack, and the plug adapters to go with it. So many things I need that I never even thought of. See you Thursday!