One of the big questions I have about my new Up band is if I will choose to wear it when I travel. I’ve gotten used to it a bit and it kind of feels comfortable on, but I’m not one hundred percent certain I want to wear it as I go through the airport. I’m thinking, for now anyway, I might opt to stash it in my carry-on, so that I can get through security with a minimal of questions, and then opt to put it back on as soon as I get into the terminal areas. Of course, this makes it yet another electronic device over which they will grill, I mean, “question” me as a try to gracefully master airport security (wish me luck on that one!)
Originally, I was going to leave the device home completely, but some have suggested it might be a great idea to wear it when I go on my photo walks. That way, I can actually see how much I’m walking and feel less guilty about eating more and different foods while I’m away. Sounds like a plan to me, so I’ll probably opt for that solution. Besides, I do not feel it looks that “bad” it just sort of looks like a rubberized bracelet (of sorts.)
In other, trip preparation news, I did a bit of clearing out this weekend. While I did not get nearly enough done, I do feel I started to make a dent in things. Finally, right? Oh, it has been so long in coming and the next week or two are going to be busy, busy, busy as I try to get my home in order and finish off the last of the few details before my trip. For example, I have to get my 10 images ready for my workshop (select them, print them, and the like) I have to get a jump drive, I have to get a new watch (mine died! Oh, my trusty Timex is no longer!) and I have to get a couple of things at the stores. I need to go to the bank and get a few last-minute things before I head out. In positive news, this weekend I did manage to get a new pair of athletic shoes, so that’s one less item to worry about. I am breaking them in this week, in the hopes that they will be in good shape for my trip to Vegas, which promises to hold a lot of walking and probably some good food too. (It’s always nice to balance the walking with the sitting and eating parts too.)
I got the last B&H order before leaving as well. They will be closed this week for Passover so no more Compact Flash orders coming at the last minute. I will have to go with my local crack dealer, I mean, um, “supplier,” er actually “merchant” (yeah, that’s the word I was looking for!) to get any additional compact flash. Believe it it not, I believe that, for this trip anyway, since it’s shorter and promises to be more night photography, I’m going to just go with what I have. I did order an extra hard drive, to take with my laptop, for backup purposes while I’m away, so it’s not all bad. Besides, I can probably purchase some flash memory there in an emergency. OK, so I’m not going to take 200 gigs of Compact Flash this trip. Somebody, please, shoot me. (It’s only about 100 or so. I think. Maybe even less.)
In other news, tonight will probably be the last grocery run before I leave. Let’s hope I can finish the milk before I have to come back and re-live that experience. Trust me on this one, dead milk is not a very fun thing to find waiting upon your return home. “Hi Chase! Oh how I’ve missed you. Oh my gosh, what is that smell?!?” Not a good conversation to have, OK?
Plans, plans, and more plans. Here’s hoping I can get everything done and I don’t have to stay up ’round the clock to do it all!
Until next time…
PS Somebody, please remind me I have to call and confirm my hotel reservations about one week from today. I need to call them 24 hours before arrival so that I can make sure I have a hotel waiting for me at the other end.