Limited Access

That’s the state I will find myself in for a little while. Okay, actually Arizona is the state that I will find myself in for a little while, but I think you get my drift. I’m not sure if high-speed internet has actually made it to Arizona yet, so if you find me in a Starbuck’s, please look the other way and know that I am only feeding my internet addiction.

Note to you early-morning readers: Remember that Arizona is a few time zones behind Atlanta. So if you wondering why I haven’t posted by the time you are normally reading, keep this in mind.

The Nights Are So Short
I thought that I had more than enough time to get my shit situated last night but I still found myself scrambling this morning. I already know of one thing that I failed to pack, although thankfully it is not crucial.

I am nervous for many reasons right now, but mostly because this will be my first big solo photography trip. I have packed my tripod legs and monopod into my checked suitcase and am hoping that they come out on the other side, and come out unscathed. The rest of my gear will be with me (in First Class on the way out w00t!) so I am not too concerned about it.

I think that I’ve nailed down the particulars of this trip and have figured out that there is more of Arizona than I can cover on one trip. Oh well, that may just mean that there is a return trip in the future.

ITP Flickr Pic
Serenity now! Serenity now!

Your Moment Of Zen

I don’t like the way that I feel about things right now. One of the goals of this trip, much like last week’s excursion, is to put life in perspective and figure out what I want to do when I grow up.

It’s Not That I Hate The Braves, It’s That I Really Hate The Braves
I have to tip my virtual cap to the Braves because it appears that they have the Mets’ number again this year. At least I didn’t waste my money by going down to the game last night.

I Can Rebuild It. I Can Make It Better Than It Was Before
Yesterday I decided to bite the bullet and order a new hard drive to replace the one that failed the other night. In the process I also decided to order a 1GB stick of memory (and am praying that I ordered the proper version because for some reason I ordered from memory) to replace the 512MB that the laptop currently has (my stupid HP laptop only has one memory slot). Hopefully this investment will be rewarded by providing me with a decent media-playing laptop and that it will curtail any desire to upgrade my computer hardware in the near future.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – nervous, excited
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing St. Vincent — “Now Now” (never heard it before, won’t care if I never hear it again)
Website Of The DayMashable the social networking blog. It’s so jam packed with Web 2.0 goodness it’s going to explode, or perhaps implode; I’m not sure which.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing, spent all night getting ready
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car

May Goals
1) Lose two pounds. (starting weight 200 lbs)
2) Exercise at least five days per week.
3) Read two books, specifically
3a) “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York”
3b) “The Evolution Of Useful Things…”

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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4 Responses to Limited Access

  1. Stacy says:

    Happy Trip to you! I’m assuming you leave tonight? If I could survive Texas (and I did! unless death is delayed from Texas?), you’ll surely survive and thrive in Arizona.

    However, I do not care for these excuses you’re already making…. get up early and write for your East Coast readers, dammit!!

    (just teasing — have a happy trip!) 🙂

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:


    Getting up early will be reserved for taking breathtaking photos at sunrise — or recovering from the previous night’s drinking binge. Remember, Fat Tire is served there…

  3. Steve says:

    And remember… a lot of outside places (zoo’s and such) have really early hours out there. Why? Because it is so FREAKING hot at midday. Get up early and siesta later. You’ll thank me.


  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I took a one-day work trip to Scottsdale in 1997-1998 and still remember how 110 degree “dry” heat feels.

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