If I’m basically unemployed again, why am I so busy?

 | October 20, 2008 8:06 am

Now that the pledge drive is pretty much over (I have a couple more days worth of stuff to finish up) I’ve been putting off posting here because I’ve been waiting to do something worth posting about.

Don’t think it’s going to happen for the next couple weeks.

I’m down in San Diego which is going to be my home base for the next four weeks or so before I head out to Hawaii for two months. (No the car is not going with me). Between now and then I’ll mostly be finishing up work, packing and planning for Hawaii, working on a couple projects (including the website), hanging out with some friends, and a whole lot of cleaning and reading of books so I can get rid of them.

That’s basically what I’ve been up to the last two weeks and pretty much all I’ll be up to for the next month

I do have an article up on the Indie Travel Podcast website that I haven’t mentioned here, and I’d better mention it soon since I have another one going up later this week. The current one is about starting up conversations with people on the road. I’d love for you guys to read it and leave comments with the ways you start conversations with people.

You may have noticed that I’ve also added a page about tatting. Eventually I’d like to set-up a better page, but this is a start.

I don’t really know what to go and see/do in Hawaii. I bought the plane ticket because I had an airline voucher I needed to use before it expired and the ticket to Hawaii was just the right price as to be practically free. I’ll be going to Oahu, Kauai, the Big Island for sure, possibly to Maui, and anywhere else that’s recommended as well. I have two months, so plenty of time to see a lot.

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4 Responses to “If I’m basically unemployed again, why am I so busy?”

jack wrote a comment on October 21, 2008

just hope you will keep writing once you get out there. There must be awesome adventures to come.



Sonja wrote a comment on October 21, 2008

I’m so glad I stumbled upon your page, I will have check it out quite a bit more. I hope you have the chance to keep posting. I live in my van and seriously thought about ditching it for the winter and heading to Hawaii. I have since decided to stay in the van and travel around the states, doing some treasure hunting instead… I know someone who lives on Kauaii, and I know several people who have been there. I hear that the Garden Island is AMAZING. I know you will have an amazing time. One of my favorite books is the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, and i haven’t even been to hawaii yet. I do plan on living and backpacking out there within the next 2 years, and I just love that book. I wish you much bliss on your journey and would love to hear from you if you ever happen upon my page.

Chris Rasch wrote a comment on October 22, 2008

Hi Jessica,

Thought you might find this video interesting:


She bought an ambulance and drove it around the U.S., recording accents and dialects:

Jessica wrote a comment on October 27, 2008

Thanks J, I’m really looking forward to it.

Sonja, Thanks for the guidebook suggestion. I’ll check it out.

Chris – Very cool stuff. I love reading about people who have very eclectic loves like that and can make careers out of them.

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