Month: October 2011
I have kept this one pretty quiet but I am off again!. This time I am flying out to Seattle to do some work with a company we work with. Flying for the first time with V Australia, so that Velocity Gold is already coming in handy. Only thing is, since it is work, I am flying economy. This will be my first flight in almost 4 years in long vial economy. Not looking forward to that point all that much but to be honest I am not complaining.
To be back in the air is totally exciting to me and I am really looking forward to trying out new airline products and new hotels. The other thing is it is restaurant week in Seattle. That means uber cheap dinners st the best restaurants in the city. The choices!
No trip report this time as it is a work trip but look out for plenty of photos, plus some spotting at SEATAC next Saturday. Temps in Seattle don't look good though. 13c max yesterday Ouch! If the jacket I have (my trusty Vancouver Saloman) isn't up to the task ill just have to do a bit of shopping, horrible thought that.
Anyway my ride to the airport is turning out to be shorter than expected... Catch you on the flip side
Well It's about time i finished this book it has only taken me almost 2.5 months. I mean seriously this is like the biggest book I have ever read at almost 2300 pages. I started reading this book somewhere in Canada and had aimed to finish it before returning to Australia.... Wrong!
The book is one of those classics that people just try to avoid purely cause of the sheer size of it. I al not sure if it was a history book or a novel as st times Tolstoy blurs those lines and you are not sure if you are reading a novel about life during the war of 1812 or of a histroy book on the event.
In saying that it is a tough read. The book in the first half jumps around a lot back and forth making things confusing as hell, but by the time it settles down your over half way through and by that stage so dedicated to finishing it you won't stop. By the 1800 page mark you see the end and by 2100 your seeing those last 200 as though its 10 or 15 pages (my tablet battery died with 4 pages to go and no access to a power port or charger meant had to wait 🙁 ).
I am happy to of finally finished the book and can cross it off my list of classics so that in essence I have started another item on my bucket list (reading the classics), but if it was not for the tablet I would not of even tried probably.
Well tomorrow is a good day for me. A 3 day weekend essentially but not an ordinary one. It's the annual reward weekend for the top staff and since I came out at #1 I get to go.
Unfortunately it clashed with an event that I was booked into (sorry Trent & Bianca) and it pained me to have to cancel but I worked super hard for the last 12 months and the trip is to my favourite place in Australia.
Tomorrow, around OMG o'clock, I am off to Sydney and continuing on to Ayers Rock! I love the fact I get to add another 4 pages to the log book along with a flight into an airport with a carrier I haven't had a chance of using to that destination before (last time flew Qantas who had the monopoly till last year). Add that to the fact I'm a newly minted Gold Velocity with Virgin and we have the makings of some fun!
I am looking forward to getting out into the desert and getting some photos taken to both panos and some HDRs which I haven't shot in a while. Get to travel with a few friends as well who made the top sellers so that is always more fun.
Can't wait.. expect lots of tweeting if I have data range and plenty of photos on my return (although might have to wait till I've finished the current list of touch ups)
Now to get home, pack and sleep before getting up super super early