Of course, every other minute has been spent buying something for the trip, or trying to buy something for the trip, or finishing off a task.
supersniffles's CPU is crawling its way back to Tiger Direct. The RAM that the Fry's salesman swore would work fine has been inserted into my dad's laptop, not recognized, then removed again. I'll have to return it when I get back. In the meantime, Kingston has the exact one I want.
I solved a whole question about which jacket to take, given the weather, by packing one and wearing the other. So I've been walking around the airport with my mondo quilted leather jacket of DOOM, which is sitting beside me right now.
I've gone through all my bags, removing old useless stuff, and rearranging what was there. I can't believe what I was able to shoehorn into that suitcase...
I'll be making the whole seven days minus two belt pouches, which I'm sure will cause some minor levels of anxiety. But it's good practice for almost looking like a normal human being.
Speaking of which, I had to pack a suit for Thursday, when Debbie, electrichobbit, and I will be going to the opera. It's... formal... Heh heh heh...
Of course it'll also be wrinkled. Sigh.
timenchanter took me out to Rock Bottom for dinner, which was pleasant - but whoever I was talking to recently that was scared of it, who I told it was "just like BJ's," was somewhat right. It is different than BJ's. The food isn't as good.
He also dropped me off at the airport, which was nice. It takes about 40 minutes to get here otherwise.
In other side notes: Departing SJC at 10:25pm on a Tuesday means there is no TSA line. It was almost creepy. They even smiled at me...
Note also that I finally got the Treo modem interface to work with this laptop. Something technical has worked! Woo!