Packing the Personals!

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My much anticipated graduation vacation is right around the corner.  My husband and I have not been on a vacation alone (just for us) since our honeymoon (yea...four years ago...you would think we had kids or something!).  We have gone on vacation....but it has been to see family...or for work.  Needless to say I am SUPER excited about our trip to Puerto Rico and our cruise of the Caribbean.

If you know me, which I am sure most of you do by now, packing is always a process.  Its not that big of a deal when going to visit family.  I normally do it the night before....and throw EVERYTHING in the suitcase.  I have been known to pack 8 pairs of shoes for a quick weekend trip.  There was never any problem until the damn airlines started charging for the bags.  Now I am limited to one bag UNDER 50 lbs!  HUGE PROBLEM. 

                                         I prefer to pack like this:

                                   I now however have to pack like this:

                                                                          NOT FUN!

So I started to plan out our stuff for the cruise.  My guest bedroom has turned into an oasis of stuff I HAVE to pack.  New magazine in the mailbox? straight on the bed.  Found an extra deodorant under the sink? straight to the room.  It's kind of a type A person's dream (or nightmare).  I placed my husbands clothes from our honeymoon in Tahiti on the bed (his hawaiian type shirts that are kept in the guest room closet because he can't wear them normally without being made fun of...TRUE STORY). 

Just fifteen minutes ago, as I was putting away laundry, I decided to pull the essentials, ya know the undies.  Now I fully respect anyone that has the balls to go commando but for me....I prefer to cover my assets.

Packing underwear for guys and girls is very different.....let's take a look at what just transpired:

HIM: I counted the days we would be gone...and added 2 for just in case (there is nothing worse than needing an extra pair of underwear and not having it!).  There he is done.  Pulled them out of his drawer and moved on....

Me:  I counted the days we would be gone.  Then I counted the amount of times I think I would wear a thong.  I decided its hard to really know when you will wear a thong without knowing what outfit you are planning for each day.  I can't think that far ahead.  So to be clear..I'll just bring all thongs....OH but wait....I don't really like to sleep in thongs....so I need to bring some boyshorts/briefs (not granny panties)!  Maybe I will bring half thongs and half boyshorts/briefs.  No but what if I need one more than the other?  I'll just bring enough of both. 

I won't even embarrass myself by letting you know how much undies I packed.....let's just say its more than my husband has packed (times two!). 

Thank god, they don't take up too much room! 

Now on to shoes.......


Ashley said...

Haha too funny! I am the same way with packing! I always bring way too many pairs of panties and shoes and just about everything in general. Good luck getting in under 50 pounds! :)

Candidly_Andrea said...

I just laughed out loud in my office reading this! Good luck with the packing! I always bring way too much and vow next time to pack lighter.

Katie said...

HAHA, I can totally relate to this post, only my husband packs like a woman so BOTH of us have issues packing for trips. We are going to NYC for our anniversary next month and have a similar dilemma as far as the weight of the luggage. Good luck, girl. I hope you can pack it all in!

Busted Kate said...

Oh I'm so happy (and jealous!) for you!! You must be getting sooooo excited. Where does the cruise go again? And how many days? And when do you leave? And can I come too??

Kaitlin said...

I'm extremely anal about packing. I make lists! Of everything! With sections! So I know what you're talking about.

Good luck with packing! I hope you pack everything you need!

Holly said...

lol yeah packing is tough! I used to be a HUGE overpacker but last year DH and I went to Europe for our anniversary and could only bring one bag each that we could easily carry around (pseudo backpacking). I never thought I could do that but I was and now I always pack light. Although if I were going on another cruise I'd probably take full advantage of the baggage allowance and pack tons of stuff again lol

subfertilefrugalista said...

A girl after my own heart! I am exactly the same way and I absolutely loove packing! To me, it is preparing to have a perfect outfit EVERY day! Love it! But I'm with you...plenty of panties, lots and lots of shoes and at least two outfit options per day. And the cruise is even worse, because, for example, the days you have excursions, you have to pack an excursion outfit & shoes PLUS a cute cover-up for that day's bathing suit (I packed like 4 bathing suits and at least twice the number of dresses/skirts *just* for pool cover-ups), plus then something for dinner that night! Pure bliss!! I say you can never be too prepared. We actually went over the weight limit with our luggage for our cruise...hmm, wonder why? But really, I'm pretty sure it was due to the 2 bottles of wine we brought. And all the shoes.

I'm so excited for you!! And sooooo jealous! Can't wait to hear all about it.

lindsey said...

LOL! you and I are so alike! I pack at least three pairs of undies (all different) for each day. then double it. I think I own at least a 100 pairs of undies :)

liberalgranolagirl said...

Hahahaha! I am the same way when it comes to packing!