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I forgot something! (2013 version)

October 17, 2013

Hey, lazy-butt blog guy. I read this post last year and the year before, too! What gives? Lazy, lazy, lazy!

I forgot something.

You’re right. Every year we run this post. And guess, what. Every year someone forgets something. It might even be you this year and won’t you feel silly, hmmmmm?

So, Mr. Smug…uhh…Guy, here’s your yearly rundown of what to do when you inevitably figure out you forgot something.

  • I forgot what time my appointment was with the agent, publisher, or editor. Don’t worry. A member of the conference staff can work with you to get that information.
  • I forgot to bring the toiletries I need to make myself look beautiful for the agent, publisher, or editor. Don’t worry. The Orlando Marriott Lake Mary is conveniently located across the street from a Publix supermarket and a Walgreen’s. Besides, you’re beautiful already. Probably.
  • I forgot to check whether the iron is off. Can’t help you there, but your clothes are going to be all wrinkled after you unpack them, so just use the iron in your room.
  • I didn’t bring my excerpt for my meeting with an agent or publisher. Have we mentioned not to worry? The hotel has a complimentary business center, including a printer. The business center is open 24 hours a day for your convenience.
  • I forgot the cord to my laptop. There’s a major electronics store close by where you might be able to get a replacement.
  • I forgot that I want to work out in the morning. Chris will be up mighty early doing Insanity or P90X or something. Do you have what  it takes to participate? Well, do you?
  • I forgot my 70s disco pants. And for this, we thank you.
  • I forgot my toothbrush. Walgreen’s and Publix are there for you.
  • I left all my clothes and my suitcase at home. There are a number of department stores available within an easy drive from the hotel. Pretty sneaky way to get a new wardrobe.
  • I forgot my sense of humor. The hotel has a bar.
  • I left my work-in-progress on my flash drive at home. We’ve got you covered. The rooms have high-speed internet. Just ask someone at home to e-mail it to you and you’re good to go!
  • I forgot where I left my car keys. Try the top of the dresser or under the sofa cushions.
  • I forgot my money. The hotel has an ATM. Publix and Walgreen’s can give you cash back if you use plastic with a purchase. Just don’t forget to pay Bank of America its five-dollar fee.
  • I’m a Mets fan and I’m not sure I can handle the depression. Dude, there’s only so much we can help you with.
  • I forgot how to get to the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary. The hotel website has a handy map included.
  • I forgot my son McCauley Culkin at our impossibly large house in Chicago, next to the Buellers’. Relax. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern will look after him.
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