I'm currently full on into Operation Eliminate. Just now cleaning my garage, looking through old boxes and stashes. Only moments ago I saw an old fork on the ground. Just an ordinary old fork, nothing special. I picked it up and just as I was about to throw it in the trash I took note of it's design and realized it belonged to my mother, part of her old dinnerware set. And my mind was instantly flooded with childhood memories of countless family meals. Good memories and bad memories alike.
After years of thinking about it, we're finally going to do it. 'It' being spend a year or two traveling the world in search of epic adventure. This is a big deal for us. Sure, when you're young and single, traveling is easy. And I did my fair share of traveling in my days sans wife and kids. But now with a family in tow, it's going to be a challenge. But we welcome this challenge knowing it could mean memories to last a lifetime. So stoked.
I hate being called an Apple fanboy. One often calls another that in the midst of an argument as if to say, "your opinion is not objective, you'd buy anything that's shiny and has an Apple logo". In my case that is just not true.
I switched to Mac a couple years ago and it's made a world of difference to my productivity in my line of work. But I still have Windows and Linux PC's around, though I don't use them much.
Early tomorrow morning I'll be flying to San Francisco to attend Drupalcon. I'm sure I'll post more about Drupalcon soon, but this posts not about that. It's about packing light.
I wanna see how little I can get away with packing and still be productive. I still have web development work to do in between conference sessions and in the evening when I'm not partying. I'll only be away one week.
So this is my list of stuff:
- Travel size tooth brush and paste
- A few pairs of underwear and socks