Be Good Not Bad by Brian Warren

30 September 2007

Been Gone

Howdy folks. Yep, I’ve been gone from here for awhile. All for good reason. The wifer and I took a nice long trip to the East Coast to unwind a bit. We enjoyed a lovely time in Long Island hanging with my dad, his wife and their (honestly too adorable for his own good) puppy. We saw some great sites, relaxed with the family, and I enjoyed amazing wine and beer while in Empire State.

As if vacationing wasn’t enough, we took a vacation from the vacation and headed over to Boston for six days. There we got to do some nice touristy things while chilling in a bed and breakfast on Beacon Hill. Anna was amazing, hoofing it all over town while over five months pregnant. While in Boston, we had a splendid evening with some of my Boston bretheren, Misters Cedarholm, Marcotte, Sims, and Smith. (In doing so I got lots of dirt on Ethan, so if he starts defaming me, just remember I have pictures.) All joking aside, Boston’s a great town. It was all very charming, and my friends there make it enticing. Now if only they had good weather more than six weeks out of the year…

Brooklyn Bridge

While in New York, we didn’t stay on Long Island the entire time. In fact, we did head into the city for an entire day. We did a nice blend of both the touristy and the non-touristy. We capped off that day at a dinner with Ms. Danzico and the Misters Santa Maria, Murray and Morrison.

We’ve been back for over a week, but I’ve just been busy as a dog (What a terrible simile, by the way. Most dogs I’ve known are pretty lazy). Going out of town is both relatively easy and extremely difficult when you work for yourself. There’s so much project planning to be done so that you don’t end up needing to work while you’re gone (I did work for about an hour one day in the two weeks we were gone). And now that I’m back, it turns out there’s still much to be done. I’m thankful for understanding clients and some amazing fellow freelancers that I work with who make taking vacations possible.

More vacation photos can be found in this flickr set.

Back to work!