Saturday, June 03, 2006
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
At first, the email was going to be tossed as spam, but I clicked it open to check. Apparently someone wanted to talk to me.
JPennant: ok, did interview.
JPennant: 20 minute convo, probably ending up being a one line quote in the article :-)
McClint: how did it go?
JPennant: went great.
JPennant: I told her pretty much everything, answered her questions on the angle she is using for the article.
McClint: you'll have to buy up all the copies in the bay area when it gets published :-)
JPennant: yeah. at least I can say, I was interviewed by the NY Times :-)
JPennant: here is how that nytimes reporter found me
McClint: hahahah 'quit my job' and 'trip'
JPennant: and i popped up number 1 :-)
McClint: it just so happens that you had those words on your page withinn the past several weeks
JPennant: several times
JPennant: interestingly, according to my horrorscope, something special was to happen
JPennant: i was having a good laff over this one in particular
JPennant: Though your standard M.O. is to side step confrontations, the current Mars/Saturn combo in your money house offers a challenge worth accepting. Perhaps you'll even raise the ante a bit, pushing to the max. Why not? This week you can not only leap tall buildings in a single bound but afford to buy one.
I got a copy of The Martha Rules. :)
I'd seen it in the bookstore, thought it'd be an interesting business book read, but hell if I was gonna blow 25 bux for it.
Well, the other day, wasting time until the Indian Palace All-You-Can-Eat buffet opened, i wandered into the Fillmore Street Goodwill, and Lo: There was a pristine brand new copy of The Martha Rules for... $2.99.
Heheh, the universe provides.
The reason I was interested in a business book by Martha Stewart, was that I had once applied to work at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and her RFC for the job I was applying for was THREE PAGES LONG. Ungodly detailed and specific. I was appalled and impressed by any organisation that was that anal.:)
I think it will help me.
So, same as when I stumbled across the the entire 10 book collection of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman in the Bayonne Public Library that validated the concept of Dreams, to having a copy of American Gods - a book about road trips and journeys - when I started my cross country journey, you get what you need when you need it.
Now, I am loath to muss up this book.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Monday, May 29, 2006
I never used to be a hat-wearing person. Actually, I dont think I started wearing hats until I came out west, I think primarily to cover my crappy haircuts.
But this cheap bush hat I got in hawaii, I wear everywhere. It covers my head, keeps rain off my glasses, cuts down on the UV and glare in the bright sunlight and covers the viewfinder of the camera.
Yup, like Henry in M*A*S*H - I'm attached to my silly hat.
I'm gonna get more.
You will want to be on the move today - you just cannot abide having to stay in the same old place with the same old faces doing the same old things. It's about time you were a bit more adventurous and if you start making plans today it won't be long before you are in an environment that is more to your liking - maybe for good.
I am so ready to go. To move on. Hell, right now I want to pack a backpack, roll up a serape, strap on my tripod and ride the bus for miles, wash up in public bathrooms and wander while waiting for the bus to head out to the next destination.
Heh, the romance of the road.
My last road trip was my cross-country trip in 2002, and one of my favorite parts was riding up and down the California coast in the local Greyhound bus. Unfortunately, except for brief stops, i didnt get to see most of it and i swore I would see a bit of California before I went wandering other states and overseas.
4 years later, I am more than ready to go.
Before I came out here, someone said, if i go nowhere else, check out Monterey and Big Sur.
Done and done.
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Sad iPod icon appeared and it froze.
For the second time in a year.
Found out after 180 days, the 1 year warranty is subject to a "shipping and handling charge" or "service charge".
THIRTY BUX. #%%^$^!!!!
Which magically became $6.95 when i started snapping pictures.