Weekly Wrap 122: Fatigue and a helpful waratah

My week Monday 1 to Sunday 7 October 2012 was a reminder that travel and on-stage performances can be more exhausting than it feels at the time. Especially when you’re working while everyone else has a public holiday.

Out of curiosity, I just scrolled back through my calendar to find the last week when I hadn’t been working in some way or other. I scrolled back more than four years without finding such a week. I decided to stop before it all become too depressing.

That said, I know the answer. It was nearly five years, when I spent some time in Bangkok.

Podcasts

Articles

Media Appearances

None.

Corporate Largesse

None.

The Week Ahead

So far I know that Monday will be spent producing the Patch Monday podcast, and on Tuesday I’ll head into Sydney for a media lunch with NetSuite boss Zach Nelson.

I’ll stay in Sydney overnight so that on Wednesday I can meet Allison Cerra, author of Identity Shift: Where Identity Meets Technology in the Networked-Community Age. I’m sure you can guess why.

The rest is a bit disorganised. There’s an Internet Governance Forum in Canberra on Thursday and Friday, though no-one’s asked me to go yet. Yes, that’s a hint. But I also seem to have less commissioned writing locked in for this month than I thought I did a week ago. I should probably do something about that.

[Photo: Waratah near Bunjaree, which I believe is a specimen of Telopea speciosissima, photographed near Bunjaree Cottages earlier today. Despite living in New South Wales for something approaching two decades, this is the first time I’ve seen the state flower in its native habitat.]

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3 comments

  1. 'Pong’s avatar

    Bangkok changes so much in five years. It’d be interesting to see how you see the difference.

  2. Stilgherrian’s avatar

    @’Pong: I’d like to see Bangkok again too. Very much so. Apart from our visit in 2007, I did spend a couple nights in Bangkok on the way back from Africa in 2009, but I was exhausted and didn’t really see very much. But from what I’ve seen in the news since then it seems like Bangkok has long since recovered from Tom Yum Goong Disease and is growing into the 21st century. That I want to see.

  3. Bob Bain’s avatar

    Ah that’s a Waratah – the emblem of the State of New South Wales.

    Bob the Observant !

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