4:45 AM at the airport. There's some chance of thunderstorms along my route, but I don't care much once I get to the departure port for my international flight.
My gear weighs 37.5 pounds, which is a little more than I'd like. While I'm not carrying textbooks on this trip (I have a DVD I promised the university last year, and a letter and two CDs from students who have visited the university), the exomesh backpack cover adds a little weight, and all the tiny electronics add up:
ASUS eee computer, charger, Targus travel mouse
Olympus recorder, 4 AAA batteries, lapel mike, USB drive
iPod, connector, splitter, earbuds, charger
Canon camera, spare battery, spare SD card
Solar charger, USB connecter, charge connector, iGo tip (more about this later)
Nothing heavy in and of itself, but it's several pounds all together. I freely admit that knowing the tare weight for my suitcase and backpack would give me a cheap thrill.