07/30/2001 Entry: "Preparation"
For the last three weeks, I've been working 10-12 hour days so I can get enough time off to take an extended vacation. I haven't taken more than a week off at a stretch in almost two years. I leave exactly one week from today on an motorcycle ramble from Atlanta to Los Angeles, with a stopover in the Bay Area to see old friends on the way. I'm trying hard not to overplan, but it's hard given my nature. I wonder if that's part of being an information architect, that fanatical attention to detail.
Some things I'm bringing that I'd probably be better off without: computer; mp3 player; cell phone.