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Remainder

Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Dave!Yeah, so here I am in Beaverton, Oregon.

I was supposed to be home tonight putting the Artificial Duck Co. Store back online, but such is my life. Instead I'm in a boring, smelly, noisy hotel room in the middle of nowhere setting my alarm clock for 4:00am. The only good news is that hopefully work will end early tomorrow so I can run into the city for my "real" hotel and catch up on sleep. I need it so badly. In trying to calculate how much rest I've had in the past week, I'm averaging 3.5 hours per night, and that cannot be good.

Now that August is coming to a close, it's time to do my annual "Remainder of The Year Freak-Out!" This is when I write up all the things that I haven't yet finished this year and try to find places to cram them into my travel calendar before 2009 rears its ugly head. For some reason this year seems busier than past years, but actually isn't. All things considered, it's been a fairly calm year for me travel-wise...

  • JANUARY: Milwauke, WI - Biloxi, MS - Cologne, Germany - Warsaw, Poland.
  • FEBRUARY: Seattle, WA - Portland, OR.
  • MARCH: Seattle, WA - Seattle, WA - Olso, Norway, Göteborg, Sweden.
  • APRIL: Salt Lake City, UT - Seattle, WA - New York, NY.
  • MAY: Philadelphia, PA - Chicago, IL - Seattle, WA.
  • JUNE: Seattle, WA.
  • JULY: Seattle, WA - Seattle, WA - Atlanta, GA - San Diego, CA.
  • AUGUST: Chicago, IL - St. Louis, MO - Salt Lake City, UT - Spokane, WA - Portland, OR.
  • SEPTEMBER: VACATION!!
  • OCTOBER: Austin, TX - Chicago, IL - Seattle, WA - San Francisco, CA - Orlando, FL.
  • NOVEMBER: New York, NY - Seattle, WA - Chicago, IL.
  • DECEMBER: Orlando, FL - Milwaukee, WI - Seattle, WA.

The above list doesn't include a few trips I can't talk about, but it's a pretty good representation of how things are going to shake out through December. Believe it or not, I'm not going to reach platinum status in air-miles this year (even though I hit gold last month). Usually I take a few international trips at the end of the year to cinch the deal, but thanks to the shitty value of our worthless US Dollar, that's not going to happen. Oh well. Gold is still pretty good for the frequent traveler, perks-wise.

And now I really should be going to bed. It's 9:30 and if I can force myself to get six-and-a-half hours of sleep before I have to wake up, I really should try to do that.

But, sadly, I think we all know what the chances of that are.


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Comments

  1. Jennine says:

    If you want, I can send my husband over to talk about Texas Hold’Em and all of his bad beats.

    THAT is sure to make you fall asleep.

  2. So no plans for Phoenix then? I wonder if 2009 will be the year of Davenix?

  3. Christian says:

    Crikey, that’s some serious traveling! And it doesn’t include your “secret” travels? Is bad monkey really a CIA agent, or maybe MI6? “My name is Monkey. Bad Monkey.”

    It’s got a ring to it, don’t you think?

  4. Kyra says:

    the few trips you “Can’t talk about”…. I KNEW YOU WERE A SECRET AGENT!!!

  5. delmer says:

    Please tell me the locals call it “Beavertown.”

    (And please forgive the juvenile nature of this comment. It’s early here and I’m mostly a 12-year old until I get enough coffee in me.)

  6. Poppy says:

    Woooooooohooooo, November!

  7. Michelle says:

    Sweet dreams. I hope you get a full nights worth of sleep.

  8. Hey i see you will be in NY in November! Maybe you can arrange for some sort of meet up? Or is this a work thing?? It would be cool to meet up with you guys!!!

    Michelle

  9. Avitable says:

    Isn’t Orlando covering October and November, or are you just listing when your trip starts?

  10. kapgar says:

    Can never get enough Chicago, can you?

  11. Miss Britt says:

    The super secret trips you can’t talk about – that’s when you do your ninja assassination gig, right?

  12. awytch says:

    Morpheus is absent this year for every one it seems…

    Sorry for you.

  13. Lewis says:

    Hey Big Boy, I apologize for you being in Beaverton. I’m afraid that I don’t think we can hook up with you for dinner. If things change, I’ll ring you up. Cheers for a nice day in our fantastic city.

  14. whall says:

    October, baby!

    Have fun on your vacation. I’ve heard you can’t “catch up” on sleep, but it’s always fun to try.

  15. John says:

    WOW! You ARE a globetrotter Sir! Hope you can spend much of the holiday weekend in blissful slumber. : )

  16. Sarah says:

    I hope you get some decent sleep at some point.

  17. Naomi says:

    Hu hu… Beaver ton.

  18. Bec says:

    The Duck is coming back?! I know at least five people in my town who will be smiling when I see them!

  19. ChillyWilly says:

    I’m guessing you get to visit Seattle a lot is due to the various places you need to fly out to, where Seattle is your hub city.

    I had forgotten you went to Warsaw, Poland. I’m going to have to go back to that post and recall that trip.

  20. YAY you are gonna be in NYC in November!!

    I might just have to take the train down to see you that day/weekend!

    Unless of course, it’s around Thanksgiving…then you could come up to CT for dinner and crash on my couch!

    you’ll have to email me with details, k?

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