I've never done this before. In the past 6.5 years, I can't remember a time when I took much more than a single week off for vacation. And given that I appear to now have just over 7 weeks of vacation time accumulated, it's high time I change that.

Running a Cloud Street in Utah (2005)
Originally uploaded by jzawodn.

Over the last year or so I've traveled a fair amount for work, and I think that managed to trick a part of my brain into thinking that I was taking lots of vacations. In reality, work related travel is rarely relaxing. I'm always struggling to keep up with... work.

So, starting Friday morning I'm heading out for a couple weeks. I may or may not post much here during that time but probably will post photos, so keep an eye on my Flickr stream if you're curious.

It's time to relax, clear my head, hang out with friends, and enjoy the outdoors.

If I do manage to spend much effort thinking about work, I hope it's the result of stepping back quite a bit to consider what I've been up to during the past few years and what I'd like to do in the next few. I really need to do that, but I find it exceptionally difficult to do when I'm immersed in the Bay Area tech scene on a day to day basis.

A wise man once said "an unexamined life is not worth living."

Posted by jzawodn at May 11, 2006 02:14 PM

Reader Comments
# Joseph Hunkins said:

Good for you. Examine life, live worthy, party on!

on May 13, 2006 10:35 PM
# Rafeeq said:

Cool post...But it could be more strategic

on May 14, 2006 03:15 AM
# Paul Pencikowski said:

Jeremy... Good for you. I've been missing from your aviation blog for a month, same reason "re-assessing".

The best part of your clip was "no schedule". That's the key. "Somebody smart" once observed "schedules" are the biggest stress-inducers in life, and stress-inducers are (in the end) what kill us.

And so from a Navy guy *Fair winds and following seas* for your mini-journey...

Paul P.

on May 15, 2006 10:01 AM
# renata said:

You was somebody that really trying to fly? :-)))

on May 18, 2006 10:15 AM
# Matt said:

Vacation is all you will ever need.

on May 19, 2006 07:53 PM
# Watches said:

Damn i really need a vacation looks like you enjoyed urs!

on May 22, 2006 10:44 AM
# Russell Perkins said:

I like the site man. Did you custom code this or modify some portal type site? I'm looking to start my own blog and I really like your layout and features. Any advice you'd have would be much appreciated. and have a good vacation!

on May 22, 2006 02:49 PM
# Mark said:

Hey Jeremy.

If that's your idea of a vacation, the I want to come!

Have a good one, I dugg your icetea story on DiggNation, and now that I've seen you blog I think I'll come back in future!


on May 22, 2006 02:54 PM
# Aaron said:

Jeremy - Hope you're having a great vacation. I was trying out the new Google Blog Search and discovered something scary about your blog and Google's new search tool... It's exposing the email addresses of your commenters. I did a search for my name and came up with a comment that I had left in one of your posts. Even though my email isn't exposed on your site as intended, it's showing up in the Google Blog Search result.

So I tested plugging in a few random strings from comments on your site on various posts and sure enough, I can see the email address of any comment poster on your site, if that comment has been indexed... I assume it has something to do with your feed?? Not sure if it's just your blog or a certain platform...

Here is a cut and paste of the entry from Google (i've xed out my domain, but if you search for my full name (with quotes) you'll see it:

URLs in Print Media Should be Blue
10 May 2006 by Jeremy@Zawodny.com
Author: Aaron: (aaron@xxxxxxxxx.com) Date: May 10, 2006 3:04 PM URL:
http://www.aarondalrymple.com/. I often find myself looking for the search button
on a newspaper page. Seriously, my brain wants to scan for what I'm looking for as I ...
Recent Comments on Jeremy Zawodny's blog - http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/

on May 24, 2006 02:55 PM
# irina slutsky said:

hey! vacation. does this mean you'll visit me in sf now?

on May 25, 2006 12:08 AM
# C.J. said:

If you're in the Everett/Seattle area during your wanderings, let me know and I'll make a point of chatting over beer or something. I like the work you and your krewe do.

on May 27, 2006 10:57 PM

Have a great vacation Jeremy.

on May 28, 2006 01:15 PM
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