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Exile in Atlanta Archive: July 2001

Monday, July 30, 2001

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.

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Posted by therman @ 10:19 PM EDT

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Time Between Stations
It's been a while since my last entry, so I guess I'm not being very diligent about this whole blog thing. But then, I haven't completely abandoned it either. I find that the blogs I like to read are the more personal ones. I read about six or seven regularly, four or five of these I read for professional reasons. The other couple I read as kind of a guilty pleasure. It's sometimes startlingly uncomfortable to get that glimpse into someone else's life. Recently, I've been reading bluishorange, which is written by a young woman who lives in Houston. She generally writes quite well, a major plus as far as I'm concerned, and it's interesting how often the things she says trigger memories of my own experiences from that time in my own life.

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Posted by therman @ 09:45 PM EDT

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