to paraphrase the words of the Doc in Back to the Future…
packing for an interstate figure competition is certainly a different experience, in fact the whole staying in a hotel whilst competing in a figure competition is a whole different experience I mean there’s a lovely big bed – that I can’t sleep in because I don’t want to get fake tan all over it.
There’s a nice looking pool that I can’t swim in because it’ll wash off my nice fake tan and there’s gym that I can’t use because i’ll get all sweaty and….my fake tan will run,
I’m in Brisbane where its nice and sunny and I should be outside…getting a real tan, but I don’t want to get sunburn and….spoil my fake tan!
I paid for this? sometimes I think I’m not very bright :-p
and there there’s the packing…
have you ever packed for a weekend away – only 3 days – and your baggage somehow weighs an absolute ton yet there’s hardly any clothes…and no its not all shoes!!!
My main bag weighed in at a hefty 20kg – I can’t even begin to remember when I last went ANYWHERE with 20kg of luggage – I’m definitely the pack light sort of chick – even for Kilimanjaro I only had 16kg of stuff and that was for 10 days and was mainly mountain gear to keep me warm at-15C – that’s a LOT of clothes and a sleeping bag!!!
And what the hell did I put in my hand luggage?? Rocks? It was a serious workout lugging that around various airports!
It must have weighed 12kg at least! I think I’ve torn my poor shoulders out of their sockets!
so how on earth have I managed to bring 30+ kg of baggage for 3 DAYS!!!
Here’s my decidedly odd collection of stuff:
1 Tarpaulin (to protect bed from fake tan leakage)
3 old bath towels (to cover me at night in leiu of the hotel bedclothes)
2 pairs stripper heels
2 sparkly bikinis
2 bottles fake tan
2 types of sticky gooey top coat – haven’t decided which one to use
tan roller and paintbrush – just in case the spray tan lady doesn’t show up, even though I’ve confirmed the booking – paranoid? me? never!
2 stretchy exercise bands
2 fake hair pony tails
5 pairs of fake eyelashes (got to practice putting them on with the fake nails – thats going to be tricky!)
compartmented ‘INBA Muscle Nutrition’ food bag, – how good is the food bag!!! I think I almost like it better than the trophies and medals…almost…
pills – lots of pills! sorry supplements!
1kg cooked chicken
3 plastic tubs of steamed veg
2 chicken salads
6 packets of tuna
2 jars of nut butter
2 bars of chocolate
jar of jam
3 empty water bottles
2 pashminas – again in lieu of bedclothes
extra tracky top in case cold at night
oh, I almost forgot, here’s the clothes part:
1 pair of stilettos
just in case you’re wondering – I was wearing a tracky suit on the plane…hey I know I’m in great shape right now, but I’m not brave enough to get on a plane in my birthday suit…