What I Did On My Vacation From Vacation

Posted: August 26, 2007    Categories: Site News

A quick summary of where the last several weeks have gone:

– I got a 160gb Firewire hard drive for my laptop. This pretty much solved the “where do I put my photos” problem with a vengeance. Between this, my old ipod and my laptop, I have more than enough room for anything digital. I’m also sending DVDs with photos burned onto them back to the US.

– I got a 12-24mm lens for my camera. This should be much better for taking landscape and wide angle photos. I’ve been using only one lens up until now, a 18-200mm lens. I found the limits of what I can do with it on Rennell. It can zoom, but its not really a zoom lens. I would have failed on my national geographic assignment. I’m already thinking ahead for what I’ll do in Africa. I’ve read about places that rent out camera equipment. Renting a huge zoom lens is probably my best bet. I’m certainly not going to buy one and lug it around the world.

– I also purchased a second laptop battery. This should make it easier to do stuff away from the grid. It was an issue on Rennell.

Amy sent me two pair of ExOfficio boxer briefs (the official underwear of Everything Everywhere). Seriously, these are the best purchases I have made for this trip.

– I got my epic flying mount and got my hunter alt to level 70.

– Read about seven novels and “Punctuated Equilibrium” by Steven Jay Gould.