Monday, April 2, 2012

Forget Something?

                Typically, when I take a trip I have a tendency to forget my swimsuit or favorite toothpaste.  No problem, just find the nearest Wal-Mart for a cheap solution to the problem (I now own five swimsuits).  However, now that I have begun traveling between planets the dire gravity of misplacing any number of essentials rises to a new level.  With each new adventure I take the list of things I need to remember grows.  So far, my experiences have contributed to the following list of items I need/ wish for:
ü  Good running shoes (who knows what will be chasing me by the end of the day?)
ü  A flashlight and glow sticks (I never know how long the sun will be up on any planet)
ü  A compass (as if that would help)
ü  A map (ha!)
ü  My translator/ personal shield ~ I have to choose one at a time.   Not always an easy choice.
ü  Sweet snacks (peace offering?)
ü  My digital camera with pictures of Earth saved on it
ü  Ray gun (of course!)
ü  A lighter/ matches
ü  Pen & notepad
ü  Sunscreen (1000 proof)
ü  The universal manual on alien etiquette

It’s the last item that I really wish someone would give me.  How could anyone even imagine that you have to pat your tummy when complimenting a Fre-ank or lay on the ground to address a Spaorn Monk?  Live and learn, right?  I’ll keep you posted and try to add to this list from time to time.
~ Clark


  1. I know you will be adding to the list as time goes on! I have a list for making camping trips that grows with every trip I make! Great to hear from you again, Clark!

    1. Oh, I don't even want to think about how long that list would be.

  2. Forget the compass David, arm yourself with a tricorder instead.

  3. dont forget your flask of tea as well:))

    1. Certainly! I'll have to add it to the list!