One month to go

I have one month left in the United States. I officially moved out of the apartment and into Joel’s house (temporarily) Friday. The weekend was filled with fishing and peaches and relaxing.

Now, it’s back to work. My to do list for the remaining days (not including substantial play time and peach eating):

  • Shopping. I have a long list, but big items include a small, portable speaker for the iPod shuffle, a backpack for laptop and camera gear, a sewing kit, an ultra-light tent, quality microphone (preferably an EV model).
  • Visa to India. I want a five-year multi entry option. The Kenya visa can be picked up at Jomo Kenyatta International in Nairobi. Thailand’s is available on arrival as well.
  • Buy that Thailand ticket. I need it confirmed before I can get the visa from India, because the country needs proof of onward travel on the first entry.
  • Mail various objects that I found while packing and meant to send to people a long time ago. David in Guinea deserves his shoes.
  • Continue Web site building. I’m almost sold on using SlideShowPro and need to pull the trigger. I also am working on a portfolio page.
  • Gear testing and sorting. I did an initial sort of all my gear — cameras, audio recorder, media, etc. — and I need to pair down further. As in: How many CD-Rs and DVD+Rs am I actually taking? Plus, I need to continue getting up to speed with the new Panasonic Gh1K. Expect a fun slideshow of Joel’s dog Blue. Or a peach being eaten.
  • Sourcing and contacts. This is by far the most important. but now that my departure is a lot closer I need to reach out again to a lot of people I spoke with earlier this year. And, of course, there’s lots of more new sources I need to wrangle. I have ideas for days (a later post). Anyone reading this who has editor contacts at newspapers should e-mail me:
  • Solicit donations for the school where I will be volunteer teaching next spring. Again, contact me if you’re interested in helping — either monetarily or with supplies.
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One Response to “One month to go”

  1. Odell Mitchell Jr. Says:
    August 3rd, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Hey Adam,
    I use Slideshow Pro. I has worked great for me. The thing I like about is that updates are free. I also have Slideshow Pro director, but have used it much. If need any help with, if you get it , let me know.

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