Friday, December 07, 2012

Paper Umbrellas

Most people take real vacations and stay somewhere for a week at a time.  I'm the type of person that gets by on a couple of days in Hawaii to visit family and friends.  In this visit, I have scheduled a little time with everyone, but I often forget the time for myself.

What do I really want out a vacation?  I think it would be a nice relaxing tropical beverage with a paper umbrella.  Of course, it would be nice to be overlooking the beach, with a nice warm breeze, and no access to email or any other distraction. Although, it's hard to imagine life (or a vacation) without my technology.  Maybe I'll try that sometime. 


Friday, November 30, 2012

Another Round

It's been a while since my last update.  I've been through quite a bit in the last few years, and I've traveled quite a bit as well.  It all started about two years ago, when I became a victim of corporate America, and found myself looking for a new career.  I returned to another round as a full-time road warrior.  Unfortunately, it seems that I seem to have less time to provide updates to my various blogs.  In searching for a new a new job, I realized that I just don't think I can leave the wonderful weather and sights of Southern California.  Since my skills are somewhat specialized, I decided that I needed to find some work on the road.

I was also catching up with my previous posts, and I noticed that a couple of years ago, I was wondering how I ever gave this up.  I think I realized why.  It seems that there is a linear relationship between age and difficulty when playing the road warrior game.  So I'm not fresh out of college any more. At least there a few advances in technology that make life on the road a bit easier. I had mentioned this past week that my GPS has failed, so I had to resort to my map reading skills.  I was then asked what "map reading" meant.  Ha! 

Anyhow, I have returned from semi-retirement for one more round. There are still quite a few more stories to tell.  Stay tuned!