Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Hard Life

I'm slowly discovering that I'm terrible at being unemployed--mainly because I keep finding myself, despite all efforts otherwise, employed.

The entire time I was in Guyana, I daydreamed about sleeping in, baking bread, cooking and freezing individual-sized casseroles, transferring computer files, writing long letters, and maybe even finally (finally!) editing and printing my photos from Vanuatu.

However, three days into my official unemployment period and I have yet to spend an entire day at home. A day hasn't passed without a meeting, an appointment or a social engagement. This morning, I had to force myself to sleep past 10 a.m. Once awake, my natural inclination was to get up and work. I had to bargain with myself to laze about in bed reading. (It's a tough life, I know.)

In short, I'm the busiest unemployed person I know. I have a number of reports to write, notes to compile from my trip to Guyana and will be working for the next three days at the Cabbagetown Festival. (Come say hi!) And somewhere in between it all, I'm slowly updating my travel blog.

So until then, to tide you over, here is a video from my trip to Guyana. (This marks the first time I've ever posted a video, which is somewhat notable after 11 years of blogging. For some reason it uploaded onto YouTube quite a bit darker than the actual video file. Hopefully I get the hang of the video blogging thing in time for my next trip back to Guyana at the end of October.) Enjoy!


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