THOUGH IT’S OFTEN certainly fun to set off into the distance with nothing but a tunafish sandwich and boundless optimism (rather like Calvin and Hobbes) sometimes a bit forethought makes life much easier.
A notebook and writing utensil – A notebook is an indispensable thing to have. You can write down what time you have to be somewhere. You can remind yourself to buy eggs. You can write down the phone number of the attractive stranger with the cool hat who sat across from you on public transit. You can draw a map that will get you to the nearest post office. You can try to write a poem about taxis that look like sharks.