In which I find myself going through my backpack

Be Prepared

I’m packing for a trip and going through the computer bag I carry with me all day, every day. In addition to five pens and two mechanical pencils, I also have three iPhone AC adapters, five iPhone / iPod / iPad USB cables, three iPhone headsets, three “regular” sets of headphones, six AAA batteries, and two USB automobile adapters.

Why, yes, I was a Boy Scout. Be prepared.

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