I'll be off to Thailand for most of the month of November, taking
the vacation time I need to use up before the end of the year. Obviously, I
won't be blogging much, if at all - the three of us who are going have decided a moratorium
on email and internet access is probably a good way to come back refreshed and fired
up. Besides, we're going to Thailand to get away from our usual world of bits
and bytes - oh, and to take a cooking class or two!
Unfortunately none of us are quite able to cut the technology
umbilical cord - we'll all have our digital cameras and either a PDA or an MP3
player. I'm taking my iPAQ and headphones. That way I can have my e-books (hey,
a whole library of light reading on a CF card! That *rocks*!)
and my MP3s, and I'm only carrying one lightweight device, a spare battery and
a wallwart. I've already promised my partner Eric that I won't hide any technical
books amongst the fiction, hehehe. Mostly, I expect the reading will happen
during travel times - two very long flights, and a train ride or two. The cameras,
on the other hand, will get used constantly, I'm sure!
I'm looking forward to the trip, but oddly, I don't have short-timer
syndrome yet, even with a trip that has a huge hold on my imagination rapidly approaching.
My current projects are both interesting and challenging enough to keep me from being
impatient, I suppose. We'll see how I'm doing next Thursday,