Well, off to Sydney in 5 hours, on what is the closest I have come to a business junket in my short career. 2 days harbour side. Unfortunately, I have left my packing a little late. Having moved out of home this year, let's say my closet isn't stocked with hanger after hanger of clean, pressed clothing. Instead I have a floor of unwashed & smokey t-shirts, a hoodie I threw up on last weekend & a really wet pair of jeans. This wouldn't have be a problem had the laundromat I planned on drying all my shit at had stayed open past 10 o'clock. This I found out after lugging my load to the convenience store, breaking a 5 to get change & lugging over to the closed laundry. To rub salt all up in my wounds, some cunts in a parked car laughed at my sorry ass trying to open the very locked & very closed door. Bastards.
Looking sans uber ironic or uber uber at Australia's premier design conference is nightmarish. My current option is Adidas snap-pants & an oversized Sweathogs hoodie... come to think of it that'd actually be a bangin number. Maybe next year. This time around I'm pinning my hopes on two jackets which are close to 1000% polyester, them shits should dry heater side by morning.
The lesson I have learnt tonight isn't preparation, & it isn't the dangers of leaving things to the last minute.. hell, I enjoy the pressure, it's more knowing where Melbourne’s late night amenities are located. A valuable skill set that would be.
Along with business cards, shaver & pens, I'm thinking I'll be bagging & packing a wet set of clothes for Saturday. Hopefully I'll have more luck finding a late night laundromat in Sydney. Here comes fun!
Republika is now a second-hand goods market on Fridays & Saturdays, 12-5. Once I'm back from my business junket, I'm pencilling in a visit.