Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall Without Failing

Some pics of fall foliage

This is going to be a short post as I am about to head to Seattle for a real vacation, i.e. just having fun and doing what we want.

Feels strange. UnAmerican, somehow. Never mind that it's been over 2 years since we had a real vacation. Never mind that I often promote taking breaks from the work.

So never mind that if I don't take a writing tablet and the intention to "work on my writing" along with me, my anxiety skyrockets. Doesn't matter if I actually write, I have to know that I'm planning to write to relax.

Now that I've confessed my "fall" that really isn't a "failing" how about yours? What sort of goofy eccentricities do you find yourself doing as a creative person? Do they trip you up? Or not?

Come on, you know you have some!


Anonymous said...

Have a great trip! I don't think it's un-American at all, though I know that industriousness is prized. After all, you'll be burning oil, and that is culturally acceptable. ;-)

By the way, gorgeous photos!

Dave King said...

Great pics. Have agreat trip. I look forward to your return.

Swubird said...


You had better take your laptop with you if you don't want to get bad withdrawal pains. Stopping everything suddenly can be bad for the system.

Have a nice time in the rainy city, and come back dry and refreshed.

Happy trails.

The Muse said...

Have Fun!!!

I'm jealous, we don't get color like this. Well, we did until that tree I mentioned fell down. Otherwise everything is green or variations of green.

Take care!

Conda Douglas said...

Caryn--Thanks and I hadn't thought about consuming gas and just plain consuming--it's the American way! Stimulate the economy!

Conda Douglas said...

Thanks, Dave! I'm back but still staggering around a bit.

Conda Douglas said...

Muse--this fall has been particularly gorgeous, the weather really brought out the color.

Conda Douglas said...

Swu--no way, was I lugging my laptop through the airport...and the weather in Seattle was gorgeous, no rain!