Travel Mode

In just a few hours, I’ll be heading out to the airport to catch a flight to Utah, where I’ll be visiting the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals to catch the premier of Brian Keene’s Ghoul. I’ve never been out there before, so I’m looking forward to an exciting weekend.

I’ll be putting the blog into travel mode. I may or may not blog from the road, I will probably post a few mobile pics, and if all works properly this time, my Twitter timeline will go onto the blog around 10pm central daily. The plugin which handles this hasn’t worked in the past, but maybe it will surprise me following the various updates to both Twitter Tools and WordPress over the last several months.

I should be sleeping right now. Instead I’m up doing laundry. I’m going to attempt to write on the plane, but I suspect I’ll end up passing out instead. Our group will probably all be worn out tomorrow night anyway, but that gives us all day Saturday and Sunday to cause chaos at the festival.

I’m also practicing my ninja packing skills. I’m not paying bag fees, so everything goes into a carry-on or it doesn’t go. The TSA says my knife and my Zippo stay home, which is going to feel weird. My workout clothing may be the first to go, because who am I kidding? I’m going to be too busy hanging out with my buds to get a workout in. I’m better off packing an extra sweatshirt for the cold.

Less than four hours of sleep before the trip. Yeah, that sounds about typical for my con trips. Tomorrow’s going to be rough, but the weekend will make up for it.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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