Saturday, June 27, 2009

Trip to Rockhampton, Australia

Date: June 30, 2007

Time: 17:10

Location: PDX

I’m about to embark on a 10 day paid vacation to Rockhampton, Australia – actually it’s a business trip with World Airways, but it might as well be a paid vacation considering I’ll only be working 10 hours total this trip in ten days. It will be a long 15 to 20 hour day for me headed over to Rockhampton, but the resort-like hotel on the other side will be a welcome change from the office where I’ve spent the past month focused on business and wedding photography. My partner Hunter allowed me to borrow his HD portable camcorder to record my journey, so I’m excited to try to conduct an insider’s perspective to the lifestyle of a flight attendant, which I commonly refer to these days as the Breakfast Club, a term used to describe the fact that breakfast seems to be a top priority and deciding factor of life for the flight attendants I commonly work with.

Life’s been pretty sweet but also hectic in these final days of preparation for my trip as well as last minute details for some projects at the office in addition to the mission trip to Uganda next month, which still has some viable kinks to be worked out with.

It’s also been a tight month for me with no work coming in from my day job and a new tenant who’s consistently late on paying me rent and keeping a consistent job. From the outside it seems that he’s more concerned with watching tv and downloading music, but on the bright side, he has completed paying all his dues so far even though it’s a constant chore to keep him in line and try to steer him into consistency – its like babysitting a 34 year old who’s still a kid trying to grow up. In some ways, it kind of reminds me of myself nearly 7 years ago to date. That gives me hope for him, that some day it all could change into a brilliant transformation for him, although when I am not certain.

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