Saturday, 10 November 2012

A Story in Pictures

We make our own 'dried sausage' - very tasty. NB. Bells whiskey plus anti - stress meds (pink & yellow bottles - to take with him)

Home made venison jerky cutter


The wine glass is mine - shoes must be shiny. Black object is odd sock found in drawer

Everything must be polished

Just for fun I thought I would post a few pictures and see if you can spot the details of how my husband packs for a trip with minimum stress.

11 comments:

  1. Uh...he lets you do all the packing for him while he takes care of the drinks?

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    1. Absolutely correct. The wine stopped me from complaining about the shoes on my dressing table.

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  2. Well this will be the 3rd time I have tried to reply to this post. I keep going back to look at the photos and loosing my reply. Third time will be a charm. I am not sure what our mission is here so I will agree with and expand on Olga's answer. He watches TV (hence the remote) eats sausage and gets sloshed while you pack. But he gets the process started, drags out way too many shirts for carryon, discovers that he sat in a pool of oil at work with his favorite pants, and leaves everything for the last minute (shoe shinning and coat polishing). He has a wife that like china knickknacks and they have something risque on the headboard--my guess is a print of Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Garden_of_Earthly_Delights

    Or maybe Ingres' Grande Odalisque:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Grande_Odalisque


    That looks like a wood plane blade in the sausage cutter. I would recommend sobriety during its use, it could guillotine off a finger or two with no problem.

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    1. Clever of you to see the headboard in the mirror. ... I shall photograph the paintings that actually frame our pillows. Will also look up your references...intriguing! Yes, it is a wood plane. NB. The china knickknacks are not really my taste - but they were my mom's and so I love them. Brought them home on my last trip.

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  4. Fiftyodd, you are being spammed in the message above. Everything is a link. Don't click on them! Delete the message. I get email notifications like that everyday, but somehow Blogger filters it and it does not make it into my blog.

    Nice work man! Delete his message and mine as well.

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    1. Thanks, Sextant. I shall delete the above immediately.

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  5. Upon second thought I think I see your husband's MO. He launches into the packing with great apparent enthusiasm but quickly allows himself to be overwhelmed with too much choice and too small of a bag. It is the old male trick of showing helpless ineptitude for a task in the presence of one's wife, until out of exasperation she says "oh here let me do that." Then grab some sausage, a whisky, and go watch TV. Used it many times myself, especially with folding shirts to fit in the suitcase.

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    1. Yep. You men are all the same. So transparent, it's quite cute. You trade on the female need for neatness. And yes, I can't understand why hubby needs 8 shirts for a 3-day trip. It's something to do with his upbringing in a small town, coming from a humble background and having 6 siblings. His mother was fanatical when it came to clothes.

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  6. Well organised packing . Three shoes and one sock .... bodes well for the rest of the trip !
    Still , he's covered the essential in-flight catering very well .

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    1. Unfortunately, the sniffer dogs don't allow one to take biltong (jerky) from one country to another.

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