12 days til Tokyo

Another week has gone by and I am a bit closer to Tokyo. We’re down to less than two weeks to go. I have given up on being nervous and have completely succumbed to being a bit excited about this. I’m trying to get all of my ducks in a row and make sure I have meetings set up. As of right now, it’s just a small handful, and then the hopes riding on a much bigger mass emailing that I sent out this weekend. Those hopes lie in the fact that I hope I get a few responses from this round of emailings, because the previous two, I have not. I have a feeling it’s going to be a lot of hit and run meetings and grabbing people as we see them. And, I am sure we will have to stalk a few people for meetings.

I am picturing this in my head and plan on documenting as much of the trip as possible with my trusty smartphone by my side. It records better video than any camcorder I own, so I should be able to get myself at least SOME decent footage while I am in flight, landing, and en route to and from everywhere we go.

I am looking forward to spending a week and a half away from the day job. I am looking forward to the fourteen hour flight. I know that my legs are going to be killing me after an hour, but I don’t care. I’ll dope up and knock myself out if it gets bad enough. The planning has begun in my mind to prepare said smartphone for the long trip out and the return flight. There are only so many movies and television shows I can cram onto a tiny micro sd card in order to keep us occupied for the trip. I’m still trying to figure out how to take my favorite quilt onboard with us. And snacks. Fourteen hours of airline food isn’t going to be that great.

I will say I am somewhat concerned about food for nine days in Tokyo. I have a feeling I will be returning home a good deal lighter than I am now. Nothing wrong with that I suppose.

So that’s where we stand. I have mere days left to prepare for Tokyo. I still haven’t put together my video presentation. I should probably get around to doing that.

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