It feels like Christmas: I am in the Air Canada lounge, on the way to Whitehorse via Vancouver and our secret project is in beta, closed closed beta that is. OMG. I don’t even want to go to Whitehorse, I just want to run to the office and use it and plan, plan for the release. OMG. OMG. I have not been this excited in a while. Paul is like a horse ready for the Kentucky Derby: he can’t sit still. He can’t sit period.
I am going to share a little statistic with you today: one out of every 10,000 images online is a Google logo. I will tell you later how we know. So so so much work on the plate and here I am heading to the end of the world.
This time around – I mean for this travel – I am incredibly organized: I just scored a coat in less than 3 minutes of shopping… I have a hotel room in Whitehorse, car booked and plane tickets. No gloves, no hat, no long johns; but who cares since right now the weather in Whitehorse is warmer than Toronto! I also have a giant pile of magazines from work, 2 books, 1200 emails to catch up on and most importantly 16,000 photographs to trim to a manageable number so that I can move all my catalogs to a new machine. It will be a relaxing weekend and I am going to have fun with the delete button. I know what you are all thinking: since hardware storage is so cheap why bother deleting anything, well… this is really just to force me to organize my photos so that I can post the interesting ones, delete the lousy ones (lots of those) and forward everyone I owe photographs to the photos I have been promising for months. So it is coming your way!
My running is looking good. I can’t believe that some days I wake up and actually think that I am too tired, too exhausted, too whatever the excuse is, not to run. I should never ever let my brain talk me into not running. Got to run, got to regain control of my mainframe!
This weekend is Whitehorse weekend: what it means you ask: I am flying to Whitehorse on Saturday, a day to get there, a day to get back and a day to spend out in the wilderness, running, enjoying the weather and most importantly discovering the great North I have this odd fascination with Canada’s North and I very interested in getting it out of my blood! Let’s see what I find up North! Will keep you posted. Of course at this time of year some friends are running the Yukon Arctic and I can continue dreaming about a cold race! It will eventually happen.