This morning David left for Mississippi. He is speaking at a college conference this weekend...and I am wishing I were on my way down South to hear him! The office I work for is having a 5K this weekend though...one of our biggest events...so in Louisville I remain.
David is a creature of habit. A man of systematic thought and action. He has a detailed theory for just about everything he does.
Travel is no exception. Since the introduction of baggage fees, David's made an art of fitting all he could possibly need into his carry on bags so he won't have to pay that extra $15. This at times requires meticulous packing and liquid measurement. It is no problem for him though. Such meticulous work is like playing a game to him.
One other mysterious travel quirk of his: the blue plaid shirt.
When David left for Peru for two years, he travelled in his plaid shirt. When I met him at the airport two years later after his jungle stint, he was wearing his plaid shirt. In the airport pictures, it's hard to tell if he's coming or going unless someone else is in the pic with him. He now calls it his travel shirt and wears it whenever possible on flights.
Predictability is sometimes just as entertaining and amusing as spontaneity.