An old reminder, enhanced by puppies

It's one of my favorite old sayings, and it came back to me in the comments of my last post. I've been whining about having too much to do. While blogland appreciates a good rant, they don't like it when it drifts into whiny territory.

I've been at this point before, and I will be there again no doubt. How do you eat an elephant?

Task lists are the elephant. I'll do what I can, when I can, and it will all get finished. It's a constant effort to remind myself there is no supervisor that's going to be upset with my progress. That's the paycheck world.

Even puppies know that a bunch of small efforts can add up. It took two weeks, but they slew the giant.

Note: Otto is fine. He is regressing to puppy mode and plays with the girls constantly now.

My wife and I are taking our mini vacation, and I'm not going to worry about this stuff. When I return, my tasks will still be waiting, and the elephant should be properly aged to make for fine dining.

I never mentioned it, because I thought I might play the “Where is Craig” game with you. It didn't work out so well when we went to Jackson, Wyoming, so I'll skip it. We are spending our holiday weekend in New Orleans. Neither of us have ever been there, and we're both pretty excited.

We don't have an agenda, but we are booked into the walking tour of New Orleans Voodoo one night. I hope to take some cool photos and maybe buy some fun stuff. We will no doubt find some beignets and some good seafood. I want to sneak a peek at their telephone book too. I constantly struggle to come up with decent character names, and this could be a great resource.

We're going to be staying relatively close to a site where a big shootout went down in The Playground. I'm tempted to take a cab and see how wrong I got it, but that might encroach onto my wife's plans. Some of the sites in Panama burned down years ago, but I might do a quick search for them too.

Come back tomorrow for Lisa Burton Radio. I'll get to play in the comments, and share it everywhere. After that, I'll update from the road, but it might be sporadic.


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43 responses to “An old reminder, enhanced by puppies

  1. Sounds like a fun trip. Have fun. Need to consider that elephant saying. They don’t look very tasty.

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  2. Have a great time in New Orleans Craig!

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  3. The walking tours are fabulous. Daughter and I took one arranged by my wife and she read to us the history as we went. You have to get a Beignet at Cafe Du Mond and a cup coffee. If you have never had a Muffaletta that is another thing to get. We love New Orleans and I hope you have a terrific time. Lots of humidity now.

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  4. Ooh yes! The Mister’s never been, either. He only got to see backwoods bayous :/ You will LOVE it. Beignets, mmhm.
    Otto is tote dorbs, Craig! Those puppies with Otto, why, I almost can’t even with the cuteness!

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  5. Enjoy NOLA! It has so much character. 🙂

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  6. Killer puppiesez!!! … have a wonderful trip. 😀

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  7. Marie Cheine

    Enjoy your vacation.

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  8. I LOVE NOLA! You’re going to have so much fun! Put work out of your mind and just enjoy a late anniversary celebration.

    The elephant will wait. 🙂

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  9. I hope you have a wonderful break, Craig. A lovely “bite sized” post.

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  10. I know all about the ‘elephant in the room’…didn’t know you had to eat it!
    Enjoy your time out, Craig…

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  11. What I recall most about my trip to New Orleans was going to the French Quarter at dawn. My roommate is a photographer and wanted to catch the old buildings in early morning light. It was… interesting. We found a diner that was open 24 hours and had some really amazing omelets.

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  12. Wishing you and your wife a wonderful time! I’ve never been to New Orleans, but I’ve heard it’s awesome. Hopefully you’ll grab some good photos to share!

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  13. Enjoy and have a great time, I bet New Orleans is fascinating! I read a bit about it when I was researching Model For Murder. I’ll look forward to your posts, as an when you have the time 🙂

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  14. I love New Orleans – have a wonderful, stress-free vacation!

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  15. Sounds like you’re in for a great time.

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  16. Otto’s still adorable – and still a baby too! ❤
    I loved New Orleans – make sure to get out on the Bayous as well!

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  17. Have a great time! Nawlins is one of my favorite cities – I lived there when I was little. Have beignets at Cafe du Monde, for sure.

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  18. You’ll get a handle on things. Give yourself a break.

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