I’m going to the Bay Area this week, leaving bright and early Wednesday morning, and coming back on the Red Eye Saturday night. I’m stoked to be able to spend some time with my brother and his pregnant wife, hopefully my old pal Daws and do some siteseeing. Oh yeah, I’ll be there for work, but that’s really only Wednesday and Thursday (maybe some of Friday). I started a list of things to make sure I pack:

  • clothes:

    • jeans

    • hawaiian shirts

    • t-shirts

    • underpants

    • socks

    • pj’s

    • shorts

  • batteries for camera and cd player

  • digital camera

  • MP3 CD Player for the plane

  • MP3 CD for the plane

  • The Orange Book

  • Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

  • Sidekick and recharging cord

  • Powerbook

  • Atom docs (if I can find some to print out)

  • Mom’s box o’ stuff for Tim impending daughter

I think that’s it. I went out this weekend and bought a laptop backpack, because I realized that lugging my bulky old laptop case around NYC was a royal pain in my back. The backpack is light, has lots of cool pockets and should hold all my digital and analog entertainment for the plane-ride.

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.