We’ve Flown A Long Way, Baby

Many who know me know that I spent about 10 years on the road, flying most every week. Well, that life is past for me now and I don’t get out near as much. So imagine my surprise when I log into Continental’s web site and discover that they are now posting your “lifetime mileage”. Below is the snippet of my actual lifetime miles on Continental:


That’s almost 700,000 miles! Of course, it would be more if I had learned the secret of benefit consolidation early on in my career at IBM. I only learned of this later on, and then only after deciding that American Airlines had it in for me. So, if you were to add up all the miles I wasted in my early career [I happen to know that this is over 250,000 miles on American alone] plus the several unaccounted for trips to Saudi Arabia to visit my parents, I would be well over a million miles.

Oh, that I had started with Continental from the beginning!

303K and I’ll earn “lifetime Silver”. Guess I need to circle the earth a few times…

Makin’ Some Room

Over the years, I’ve collected many thousands of pictures. I’ve spoken in times past of the “photo backlog” and how much work I have left to do. This started in spades after I got my 5D and I’ve been building a backlog ever since.

So, I’m about to go on a trip for training and I wanted to bring some photo projects with me – only I don’t have enough room! I needed about 10GB more space on my hard drive, so now I’m biting the bullet and finally moving some directories off to my archive storage. I guess if they’ve been there for over 18 months it’s likely I’ll never get to them or put them on the web. Sorry – you won’t see these any time soon.

I’m almost there, so I’ll have the space I need. Hopefully, I’ll get my new laptop soon which has over twice as much space on it. Soon…