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Going On Vacation

By - July 14, 2006

Empty Mail Box

I very rarely, if ever, take a day where I don’t check email, my feeds, or work.

That is going to change this coming week, starting Saturday morning. I’ve cleared out my email, and set the autoresponders.

For one week, I intend to not answer email. I will not post on the site. I will not answer phone calls.

I will be in the mountains, away from cel coverage, with my three kids and my extraordinary wife. We will be singing silly campfire songs and playing a lot of frisbee golf. Much wine will be consumed. Much hiking and yoga and fishing will ensue. And I for one can’t wait.

Melanie will hold down the fort while I am gone, and for that I am thankful. Onward, to the Lair of the Bear.

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  • Webmetricsguru

    Lucky You! Have a good vacation – wish I could get away too!

  • Sterling Camden

    Good on you. I recently took a similar e-less vacation, and it was a great break. Of course, I then had to wade through an e-snowdrift when I got back, but…

  • SorenG

    Have a great time, John. We’ll make sure nothing much newsworthy happens this next week . . .

  • jf.sellsius

    Search and ye shall find … the blackberry that grows on a bush :) Enjoy!

  • dave mcclure

    yay for silly songs & frisbee golf :)

    have a great time john!

  • Billiger

    Nice vacations – i hope i can get away in 3 weeks.

  • Kristen Owen

    Sounds wonderful. I need to take a chapter from you on vacations.

    Just watch out for “leaves of three” especially after consuming much wine ;)

  • Al Wasserberger

    Now if you can only find a way for us all to monetize your foot trafic through the woods…….

    Have a great trip!

  • Armando Filoteo

    I just got back from a trip to Michigan and Indiana. It was the most inspiring vacation for me ever. I guess it was because I finished The Search on the way back, pun intended.