Picked up a rental car this morning and whoever had it before me had the cabin temperature set to +29.5 C.
Uh, was the sauna at your hotel not working? Damn.
My usual MO is to spend the entire day before I leave doing nothing but packing and getting progressively more short-tempered as time runs out.
This time I’m starting a week in advance. One week is enough to get all of this crap organized for a 15-day trip. Or should be.
Three cameras, chargers, spare batteries. Underwater housings for same. Card reader and adapter. iPad and charger.
Scuba gear. Wetsuit, regulators, BCD, fins/masks, spare parts kit.
Hot weather clothes. Sunscreen up the wazoo. Sandals, flip flops.
Passport and local currency. Rental car confirmations. International driver’s license. Books to read and sunglasses to look extra cool while doing it.
Hey, I feel better about it already. Making a list is, like, 80% of the work.
Reliable Realists are down-to-earth and responsible-minded. They are precise, reserved and demanding. Their most prominent quality is reliability and they will always make every effort to keep any promise given.
Reliable Realists are more quiet and serious persons, they do not talk a lot but they are good listeners. They sometimes seem reserved and distant to outsiders although they often have a great deal of wit and esprit. Their strong points are thoroughness, a marked sense of justice, doggedness bordering on pigheadedness and a pragmatic, vigorous and purposeful manner. Reliable Realists do not dither about if something has to be done. They do what is necessary without wasting words.
This personality type not only expects a lot of himself but also of others. Once Reliable Realists have set their mind on something, it is difficult to persuade them otherwise. They do not like to leave anything to chance. Planning means safety to Reliable Realists, as well as order and discipline. They have no problem respecting authorities and hierarchies but do not like to delegate tasks. They are certain that others would not deal with them as conscientiously as they do. In management positions, they are very task-oriented - they make sure that things are well done; however, they do not have a great deal of interest in personal contacts at work.
In relationships too, Reliable Realists are reliability itself. As partners, they are faithful and consistent, well-balanced and sensible. Security and stability are very important to them. They have little time for extravagances and flightiness. Whoever has them as friend or partner can rely on them for a lifetime. However, it takes quite a while for Reliable Realists to enter into a relationship or friendship. They have little need for social contacts; they therefore take great care when choosing partners and friends and limit themselves to a small but exclusive circle which meets their high demands. They tend to show their closeness to people who are important to them by deeds - their partner should rather not expect romantic declarations of love.
Adjectives that describe your type
introverted, practical, logical, planning, tradition-conscious, organized, persistent, objective, tidy, conscientious, cautious, loyal, peace-loving, sensible, down-to-earth, responsible-minded, reserved, careful, independent, punctual, precise, demanding, ability to concentrate, trustworthy, pedantic, reliable, persevering
Wow. Not bad. Try it yourself.
Perfect on a midwinter day.
Providenciales is one of the Caicos Islands in the British West Indies.
21°45’ N, 72°17’ W