Here's what ten pounds looks like. It's been ages since I last flew out of LAX and let me tell you, that place SUX! After figuring out the line situation amongst all the chaos, it was announced I was ten pounds over my checked-bag weight limit. I told the gentleman I'd pay whatever the cost, but quickly opted to lighten my load after he explained that I'd have to stand in a whole new mile-long serpentined line to pay.
It took no more than a few minutes to figure out what items weighed the most and could fit in my carry-on. I was back on track in no time