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February 27, 2005

So I don't think Cake was singing about me in that song, but that's how I feel. I'm not really even supposed to be home right now, but I pushed to come home for a day or two. I've been gone for almost 2 weeks and I was supposed to fly directly to my next destination from my last one -- summing to almost 3 weeks straight, with 4 days worth of clothes. You see, I was only going to be gone for 3 days, and cleverly packed for a 4th. I then had to do laundry three times on the road. I've been adding up the time I've been gone recently, and I've put it in a couple tables here.Oh, and I'm leaving again tomorrow morning.

Posted by charr at 9:35 PM
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This totally reminds me of my friend Ezra who had a job traveling all over to explain technical details of software to clients. He eventually burned out and asked for a chance to be promoted into a desk job out-of-state. I think companies might realize there's a shelf life to traveling sales jobs and just run them as hard as they can 'til they complain.

Posted by Ellen at March 4, 2005 5:44 AM

Hi Ellen. Long time no hear. I can empathize with your friend. I really really need a vacation. I've even thought about going and flipping pizzas or something that is a little more predictable.

Posted by Cameron at March 4, 2005 8:02 AM

Uh-oh. Sounds like you are stressed out! Well, I talked to my old friend last night and he is ready to move on from his job. It's kind of a small company and I guess he's fed up with some of the people there and ready for something new. He wants to move to Miami.... I wish he would move somewhere that I want to visit, like NYC!

Posted by Ellen at March 7, 2005 4:22 AM

I think "burned-out" is a little better of a description, though being stressed-out on occasions has led to this. I'm crossing my toes (really) hoping that things are winding down and I can get back into life. I'm definitely thinking of going on a cruise soon though.

Posted by Cameron at March 7, 2005 10:06 AM

A cruise to Alaska sounds the best. Are you still liking your new house? I got a new townhome, and it's so awesome!

Posted by Ellen at March 8, 2005 5:27 AM

A cruise to Alaska would be beautiful, but I'm kinda thinking Carribean for this trip. I want to go scuba diving and the water tends to be a little bit warmer down South. As for the house, I may not have mentioned this before, but it's actually my brother's house. I'm just a renter. However, I am now actively engaged in looking for a house. I think I want a rambler that isn't too big but is spacious. I have found that in Utah (and maybe elsewhere), they cram as many bedrooms as possible into a house and it makes everything small. I don't like that.

Posted by Cameron at March 8, 2005 10:36 AM

Scuba diving in the Caribbean would be awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed my Caribbean cruise, but didn't get to do any scuba. Just watch out for jellyfish!New construction everywhere tends to have lots of small, funny-shaped rooms. Except the master bedroom and bath are usually large. I figure they're geared towards new families with young kids. That's probably one of the reasons why my family always bought 10-20 year old homes.FieldStone Homes here makes big, cheap houses, but they are also very cheaply finished and rather ugly. They seemed very customizable, though, so you might be able to get something decent out of them. The models I looked at were out in Herriman.

Posted by Levi at March 8, 2005 10:52 AM

Levi, thanks for the advice. I've been leaning towards a new house because they tend to require less maintenance (which I don't have a lot of time for) and they tend to appreciate faster if you get in early. However, I'm open. What I need to do is spend time touring model homes.

Posted by Cameron at March 8, 2005 10:59 AM

Why does everyone I know go scuba diving except for me?!I recommend getting a gas fireplace. You just flip a switch and it's a huge roaring fire. I have one here and it puts out so much heat. It warms the whole room.

Posted by Ellen at March 9, 2005 7:23 AM

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