Have you voted in the photo contest? Only 1 day to go!
Four of our trip pictures have been entered in a photo contest run by the good folks at easycar.com. Oh happy day - all four photos are currently in the top 10 out of 371 photos. You can vote for each by clicking here, (remember 10 is a good vote! *smile*) here, here, and here.
Yes, you CAN vote for all four photos.
You can only vote once from any given IP address - this means you can vote once for EACH pic from both at home and at work! If you have two computers networked at home, you can only vote on one of them, however. If you have a Blackberry though, that is a third vote. If you send these links to friends, relatives, or people who bug you with unwanted e-mails - just think of the of votes! It boggles the mind.
Heck, do what I do - vote at every hotel, conference centre, and friend's house in which you find a PC attached to the internet. Don't be shy at all. :-)
Last year I posted this as my 'plan' for the year . . .
To visit more wineries in Ontario, Paso Robles, and Italy.
To explore Savannah, Georgia.
To laugh and carry on on Montisi.
To glide in a balloon over the fields, forests, and vineyards of Tuscany.
To visit the capital of slow food.
To drink a glass (or case, whatever might be best) of brachetto in Piedmont.
To ride a bicycle along the walls of Lucca.
To balance work and life better.
To continue the shrinkage of my waistline (42 - 40 in 2006, 40 - 38 in 2007, can I make 36?)
To explore more local food and produce.
To pet the cats more.
To learn to turn off my blackberry.
My posting prompted the following comment from a sad soul:
How refreshing, Jerry. I love your resolutions to travel, indulge and imbibe more in the new year. There are too many folks with the same old January proclamations of donating more to worthwhile charities at home and abroad, becoming more spiritual, being a better friend, and greening the planet.
What boring saps. Brava to you for admitting that less is not more.
PC (JC's twin)
Who knew that blogging could give rise to such drama? I hope that PC/JC were able to find some happiness this year - it sure sounds as if they could use some.
Of my list, I was able to complete 6 of the 12. 50 % isn't something to be proud of. No, not at all!
What does 2009 have in store for me/us?
Back to the gym!
Eating lobster, fresh from the ocean, in Maine.
Finishing my Italy and San Diego trip reports as well as San Diego restaurant reviews for Slowtravel.
Shopping less, saving more.
Hopefully a new election campaign here in Canada, followed by a new government.
Continuing to use local, seasonal foods whenever possible.
Paul would suggest that balancing work and life needs to continue to be a focus AGAIN - as does turning off the bloody blackberry!
Probably camping some more this summer. Sitting around a campfire watching shooting stars . . . gliding through still waters in a canoe. . .
JC/PC - if you feel the need to comment (although after the exchange of angry e-mails prompted by your New Year's comment you've been rather silent) bring it on - nothing says happy new year like a bout of rudeness! *smile*
To the rest of you - have a safe and happy new year. Judging by what is happening around us it may be a stressful one - it will surely be a year to re-examine one's priorities and focus on the truly important things in life!