Creatures of Habit - We All Are
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In 2004, we went down to ROM on a rainy Toronto date
In 2005, we were in Chicago
In 2006, we were in Pasadena, CA en route to the Philippines
Week of December 9 - every year for the past 3 years
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then
One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, or ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then"- 1,2,3,4 - Feist
Thanks to Flickr's archives, I was able to track down the last 3 years and where we were during a particular week.
For 3 straight years - this being the 4th year - we were out for more than a day to be in a different place on the week starting December 9. Something in that date tells us to move our itching feet and get out of the house.
In 2004, I came from work (Yes, Virginia, I worked for more than a month in Canada and made a Social Networking site -ahead of Facebook, launched it and was successful for awhile in China...) and Mitzi and I converged at the Royal Ontario Museum for a night out in the museum (pardon the reference to the movie) and stayed in downtown til way past midnight. Those were the days that I was the one working outside of home, and we didnt have a car yet. Simple times.
In 2005, we both had back-to-back business trips. Mine was in LA, and hers was in Chicago. So we piggy-backed on each others' travel itineraries and were out of the apartment (to the consternation of our plants) for more than 2 weeks.
First it was 1 night, then 2 weeks, in 2006, starting December 9, we were out of the house for close to a month!
This year is no exception. We will be in the Big D for a week and then LA for a night and Houston for an hour and then home for the rest of the holiday season!
So if you are within the Dallas area, I don't want to be holed out in our hotel which is connected to a mall and spend the day shopping as I heard that Dallas is big in shopping. Let me ask my wife if she was responsible for picking up where her conference was supposed to be :P
Anyway, I want to see you!
You! and You! because I know you are from Texas, but am probably wrong to say that you are near Dallas :P.
I thought so.
Techonology is helping us become more and more "creatures of habit."
How many of us check our Blackberry as if email is received one per nano second? Or open our Nokia N95 in case a text message was sent since we last breathe? In my 2-months of Facebook addiction, I was checking 3x a day in case people were replying to my invitations, my pokes or if someone has sent me a drink. Apparently in the end I realized I wasn't really more important as the next guy.
Everything is gone now. I'm in therapy. I check the internet for Memento comments once a day :), email every top of the hour, and YM on BB every half hour. My only habit I need to address is the habit of travel...which is not bad at all right?