When I am at work I carry a cell phone and a palm pilot + a host of other electronic gadgets. My desk has two computers on it; when I am not at my desk I carry a laptop (at least most of the time)
When I am not at work I am on call.
My idea of a superb vacation is to say goodby to all things electric.
To achieve this ideal state of affairs I usually spend a fair amount of time at the local marina. This year I don't have a boat, but I will be sure to find a clunky old wooden day sailer, or something similar during the next few weeks.
Then you just have to go. The ideal destination (for me) is no destination. I usually sail around the US and Canadian Gulf Islands.
Have a great holiday.
PS: I might take a Perl book; but I will try to avoid the temptation.
I resigned in November 2001 and have been unemployed for 6 months. I moved away from California to the East Coast to hopefully be able to survive and find suitable work. Nothing at all here for work, and nobody's hiring, not even McDonalds. $83.00 to my name now, and that's not going to last long.
Maybe I should have stayed in California.. but at $2,000/mo. for rent, I would have lasted a month without a job, no more than that.
It's bleak, no jobs, no money, no vacation for me.
My vacations usually stack up as a couple of long weekends with a few extra days off around the Christmas holidays. I try to structure them around holidays and the various weddings that always seem to sprout up during the summer months.
Most of my vacations are spent traveling to Wisconsin from Michigan so that my girlfriend can spend time with her family as well.
A couple dozen hours in the car is a small price to pay for harmony, and hey, I can always bring the laptop and code / play half-life when it's her turn to drive. She became more open to traveling with the laptop when she found that we could play a DVD and hook the sound through her car stereo to help her pass the time. *grin*
Vacation for me are allways around december, last time i didn't have because that stupid company, this time if everything continue good and i can balance my credit card i hope that i could go to dominican republic, abd have a lot of "Presidente" Beer, a lot of sun and sea :)
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I'll hardly be at home during the summer (that is, if I pass my exams).. 2 weeks in July, 3 weeks in August and uhm 3 days in Muni..uhm September. Between that, I have to book a hotelroom, clean my room, finish the talk and send out a draft or 2, meet some friends I havent seen in ages and probably get a summer job too. Does this qualify as "Other"?
... Quidquid perl dictum sit, altum viditur.
I too picked other My summer vacation this year will entail working on a mantience crew at a summer camp. I do this just about every year. It's nice to get away from school and work, to a place where I can work with my hammer and tools during the day and code in C,Perl and Assembly by night.
I am, this year, for the first time since I started working, going to have a full four weeks of semester in a row. My previous record was three, and that was rare, at that. :)
I am starting my vacation this upcoming friday, and early monday morning I start off by going to the Roskilde festival in Denmark. There goes the first week, probably in a drunken haze, but it is going to be great! :)
After that I don't really have any plans for the rest... just gonna lazy around, I guess. Maybe I'll go to yet another festival at the end of my vacation, ArvikaFestivalen in my old home town.
The most important thing right now though is to get out of this office. I really, really, really need a break, from working in general, and from this hellhole specifically. Maybe it'll feel better after the vacation. I sure hope so. :) So what I do is of less importance...
You have moved into a larch place.
It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by something completely different.
My family is converging on Omaha next week. We'll talk each
others ears off, visit a museum or two , and visit the zoo. Even though the
College World Series will be over we'll still take in
some baseball in Omaha.
My pager will be sitting silently on the bookshelf for the
What about a "I don't do vacations".
There are a lot of people like myself who have long since maxed-out their vacation accruals and only take vacation or comp days when our managers threaten us with extreme violence. And even then, we still work. We just find ways to do it without anyone knowing until it's too late.
Working for an ice cream distribution company has it's drawbacks.... like no vacation time during the summer months!
Who says that programmers can't work in the Marketing Department?
Or is that who says that Marketing people can't program?
I am so jealous. I've gone the last two years and enjoyed it greatly. I was out of work for 10 months, so my wife and I are still readjusting our finances. We are going to Vegas for our 7th anniversary, but that's at the end of September and just a weekend.
A friend of mine uses his vacation time to take weeks of three day weekends in the summer and spends it with his wife and family. Myself? I am not going to get a vacation. Self employment... you get to live your job.
Well I don't know that but in my next vacations plans, I'll go to the beach to get sun and un-stress from work and co-workers. Or maybe to a Rain Forest Hotel to do the same if go to the beach. Read and enjoy the view. And maybe find someone that made all in great vacation.
Any opinion that you monks may bring me about change my vacation plans or help me to made a desicion between Beach or Rain Forest are wellcome.
God help me always to see the other face of the coin. And prevent me from accusing of betrayal those who don't think just as I do.
This is the first summer.. since out of college where I'm actually going places! Vegas Vegas Vegas.. ("You're so money baby, you don't even know it!") - that's one trip. All the other trips involve backpacking.. good ol' nature. Going to the Sierras for a few days, then going to another weekend getaway.. all to have fun and train for the final backpacking trip of the summer - Mt. Whitney! Yay! It'll be a blast - I hope.
my 19 year old daughter is a little depressed so i'm driving her, her boyfriend, and her best friend to the liberace museum in las vegas. it's a 12 hour drive and we're going there, spending one night and coming back. why? good question. because it's a silly thing to do and we all work too hard and worry too much - we need to be silly and get a away.