Okay, first things first. WAHOO!! This time next week, I'll be blogging from the rocky beaches of Portugal. And that is precisely why I have become high maintenance. Blogging.
My first few questions to my dad in preparation for this trip were not the ones out of a hundred questions I should have asked: What clothes should I bring? Do I need a doctor's note for my prescription medicine? Can I bring you any comforts from home? No. My first questions were: Do you have wireless? What kind of converter do I need? What do your plugs look like? Because, you know, I'm not paying $40 per minute to use my phone and I might die if I go 11 days without tweeting. Besides, I have a responsibility to my loyal readers (all 3 of them... I used the all 1 of them joke on Twitter and 3 of you responded, so I must be up to 3 readers now... or at least I was before I recycled jokes that were lame the first time I told them) to take them to Portugal with me virtually.
After a little bit of research and a whole lot of online shopping, I am now properly armed to enter the Portuguese Blogosphere:
(Psst... Jenny. Click on the picture. I figured it out. Aren't you proud?)
Of course, this is in addition to my laptop, laptop charger, camera-to-laptop cord, etc. It should be noted that I also looked into getting a laptop power cord for the airplane (that's how deep my
technology addiction devotion to my readers runs), but my crappy cheap flight doesn't have such technology yet.
So now I probably have to pack an extra bag just to carry all my tech accessories, but I promise you, nice-man-who-will-have-to-help-me-lift-my-bag-into-the-overhead-compartment, it will all be worth it-- because now I'll be able to document my trip day-by-day as it's happening, instead of trying to remember the details three years from now when I finally get around to scrapbooking it.