" The number of things that are essential for a trip increase proportionately with the volume of the suitcase being considered for their packing, and the increase continues ad infinitum"
I've noticed that everytime I have to go on a trip and start out with a pile of stuff that I ABSOLUTELY have to pack, and a specific suitcase (preferably the smallest that I have) to fit it in, there's never enough space. So I rummage in the closet for the next biggest suitcase, and inexplicably the pile of things that have to go in ALSO increase. And I can actually spend a really long time trying to get the two variables to correlate to a manageable extent (my final and last ditch effort is to give a stern talking-to to the pile of stuff that has to go in the case).
This is my oh-so-subtle way of intimating my loyal readers of my imminent departure to colder climes (cos unlike birds and other rational creatures, we sophisticated humans, move to colder places in winter sometimes), for the holiday. Yipppeee. More on the other side of the year. Have a great christmas, you guys.