January 3rd, 2004

mutts earl


so to be explicit, what is happening is that I leave Monday for the Mojave Desert where I am going to be solo camping for about a week and friend b suggested I get a cell phone before heading off for the wilderness so I did but as it turns out I will only be able to use it during those times that I am near the highway.

but I figure I will be near the highway every couple of days so if you find you need to say something to me between Jan 5 and 13 send me a text message using the link on my profile page. I'll see it eventually.

need I mention how badly I need to spend time alone in my tent.

need also I mention that I can't decide whether or not to bring my laptop. on the one hand it would be nice to be able to check my email the two nights I plan on sleeping in hotels but on the other hand I would constantly be worried about keeping it secure while I was, say, hiking. I could put it in the car and lock it to some solid part of the trunk for instance but what if someone came along and took the whole damned car. I mean fuck the car. I would be heartbroken about the computer.

I'm thinking I should leave it here. which of course triggers my anxieties about burglaries and earthquakes.

it could be that I am too attached to this thing but it does, after all, contain pretty much my life.

which reminds me to back up.


did I mention I'm going to the desert?
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mutts earl

ok now I'm bored

the novelty of the phone has already worn off. well not completely as I have not yet played all the games available on it but all of the phone numbers are in it and all of the email addresses are in it and I've chosen a color scheme and downloaded custom ringtones and assigned icons to all my friends. I suppose I could make some calls with it. although only long distance would be worth the ¢.

it will take some will power not to play tetris in my tent. although knowing that I can only charge the battery on the hotel nights might keep me from running it down. tents you see are for lying quietly and listening to what the desert has to say.

am experiencing the pre-roadtrip thrill. Monday morning with coffee on I-280 will be splendid. the first night camping out will be splendid. hiking will be splendid. taking pictures will be splendid. showering once every three days might be kind of stinky but it will be splendid actually to take those showers. so far the weather forecast is splendid and happily and inadvertently I scheduled this trip to coincide with the full moon. will see how the camera does with night photography.

note: bring tripod.
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