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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, September 10

Overpacking and under-packing.

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Hello, all!

That’s Lucy Quinn at the top today.

Ramble of the Day

There are many observations to make from what one carries with oneself. I’ve always been a bit surprised (and perhaps impressed) by those who don’t carry a lot to and from places, and regularly don’t carry bags. I tend to be a bit of a heavy traveler when I allow myself to be — there are days where I’ll carry smaller bags and only drag so many things with me, but if I have my backpack, I’ll shove as much as I can in there.

I also tend to be a bit over-prepared, compared to many people I know. I usually have bandages, hand sanitizer, tissues, an umbrella, and a water bottle. Some I use more than others, and occasionally not at all. (I haven’t used a bandage from my bag in a while, but it did come in handy when I accidentally smashed a classmate’s finger in between two desks one time.) An item that never enters the bag, but is almost permanently on my wrist is a hair tie. (There are fewer minor disasters than not having a hair tie when you truly need to tie your hair.)

You might notice that phone charger hasn’t made the list, and while I always have one in my backpack, I’m pretty bad about remembering to have one when using other bags. (A recent event had me buying a charger off a street vendor, and then popping into a coffee place to charge it.)

I clearly don’t give much regard to overpacking (or under-packing) on a day-to-day basis, but am very sensitive to it for overnight travel. I did a one-night trip last year, and found it to be over the top if I packed more than one pair of shoes. When I went to Paris three months ago, I barely accounted for needing an extra outfit.

Regularly, though, I have quite a lot of items with me. I definitely don’t travel with a proper survival guide, like the one someone shared in the comments yesterday. It’s entirely possible that I should, but in case anyone needs some hand lotion I’ve never used, you can always ask.

tl;dr: I’m a bit of a heavy traveler, but only occasionally.

Links of the Day

Plans for a European super league have reportedly been shut down.

Huddersfield has hired Danny Cowley from Lincoln as the team’s new manager.

Today’s longer read: ESPN interviews the U.S.’ Kelley O’Hara on playing in the World Cup, changing positions, and baguettes for the annual Body Issue