October 23rd, 2006

Call Me Papa

For a few years now, I’ve been hauling around a Darth Maul bag as my luggage. It’s the perfect size to pack for a weekend and I found out it’s also the perfect size to put in an overhead bin on an airplane.

…but it’s a little embarrassing. It hit me when I went to Canada this summer that I was now 34 years old and still hauling around a bag with a picture of a Star Wars character on it. I’ve never actually lived in my parents’ basement, but anyone seeing me with this bag would guess that, not only had I, but I still was currently.

A few months later, I went to Dallas. And I felt silly again. I found myself turning the bag in towards me so Darth Maul wouldn’t be glowering at people, but the end of the bag still says “Star Wars” on it, so it still wasn’t ideal.

It was high time for a change. One visit to Target later, and I was set. Here’s a comparison:


Much more grown-up, don’t you think? Slowly but surely, one step at a time, I’m finally advancing into adulthood.

Now I just need to figure out where I’m traveling next.

7 Comments on “Call Me Papa”

  1. daniel says:

    I got a nice slick bag that's perfect for overnighters as well. I got it from Sony during E3. I't not garish and videogamey either, but a rather professional looking bag. I wish it wasn't black though. Thing is – everybody wants a black bag because it looks cool. Problem is that everybody has a black bag.

  2. Lisa says:

    Nice choice Mup. If only you had had this when I first met you, my impression of you would be so different….

  3. Brandy says:

    You're coming to visit ME next.
    What has it been?
    2 yrs??

  4. the obscure says:


  5. wew says:

    My black bags that look like everyone else's have some burgundy and yellow yarn tied around the handle so I can tell which bags are mine as soon as they come up the ramp! Just put something noticeable, but unique, on your bags, duh . . .

  6. HorizonPurple says:

    Like a picture of Darth Maul!

  7. Meags says:

    I cured that problem by buying bright pink luggage. Never have problems finding it!

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