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Packing List

August 10, 2010

Zoe McLaughlin ’11

As with last year, here's another packing list. Also as with last year, this is more things that might slip my mind. More obvious things like clothes, bags (I love bags), and my computer have not been included, though perhaps I'll later treat you to a full list of everything I bring.

  • Lab coat1
  • Food2
  • Recipes3
  • Some sort of lunchbox
  • Muffin tin
  • Post-Its4
  • Backpack
  • Hymnal5
  • Backpack
  • Books6
  • That one book about the early Christian church
  • Textbooks to sell back7
  • Toothbrush8
  • Toothpaste
  • Hairbrush
  • More soap than last year
  • Torchlight
  • Tape, thumbtacks, stapler, extra staples
  • Scissors
  • Alarm clock
  • Lamp
  • Room things (posters! there are more that you have hidden away)
  • Umbrella
  • Boots9
  • Snow shovel10
  • Dance things (don't forget makeup or hairspray!)11
  • Blank CD's12
  • Sheet music
  • Concert dress
  • Recorders of some sort
  • Notebooks
  • Spanish notebook13
  • Camera and necessary accessories (connecting chord!)
  • Phone charger
  • OCMR combination14

1This is for one of my lovely Asia House friends, who will be taking Cell Molec this coming semester.
2Including, but not limited to: ramen, canned soup, graham crackers, apple sauce, bread making materials, peanut butter and honey, cereal, rice, and assorted pastas.
3For bread, cookies, muffins, macaroni and cheese, and other exciting things like that.
4Last semester, I began sticking Post-Its with "inspiring" sayings on my wall. I intend to continue that.
5I can't begin to tell you the number of times last semester that I wanted a hymnal and didn't have one. There's only so much that HymnSite can do for me.
6But not too many. Continue to set limits. Especially on the Animorphs books.
7Because at the end of every semester I say I will get rid of the books that I no longer need in a lucrative way, and then I never get around to it.
8Still one of the things that I forget the most when going places.
9I have never brought boots to school before. And so far I've been fine. But this whole living off campus thing has gotten me thinking about walking a greater distance to class. It's made me a bit paranoid.
10See the previous note.
11My lovely teacher/Bharatanatyam compatriot is returning from her year abroad! This is exciting, despite the fact that it will quickly become clear how much I have forgotten.
12After an incident earlier this summer in which most of my music was lost, I have resolved to become better at backing up my computer's memory.
13I swear I will study my Spanish during the semester.
14Of course.

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