The current landscape is shaky--filled with packing and repacking borrowed carry-on rolling bag in various geometrical patterns in order to find the perfect combination that allows me to bring all that I need in D.C.
AWP Conference Time (whoop whoop)!
I've never been a fan of flying. The thought of being trapped on a metal bird makes me want to vomit (yes, my fellow flying classmates are aware of this)...It has been quite some time since I've flown...I'm talking prior to 2001.
Therefore I've visited the TSA website so much, trying to figure out what I can and cannot bring on board:
Throwing stars? No.
Liquid bleach? No.
Snow globes? No.
Gel inserts? No.
Note: You can bring pies and cakes through the security checkpoint, but please be advised that they are subject to additional screening.
Imagining a gaggle of MFA students each carrying a pie aboard our flight to D.C. really sends me into hysterics. Apple? Pumpkin? Rhubarb? Pecan? What would they say? Would we have a pie party in flight?
But really, the schedule is hectic--being with 10,000 fellow writers, students (professors, professionals) and the likes is both exciting and scary. At least I'll know everyone from our program and a few from my undergraduate program as well.
To D.C. and Beyond!