I was born a traveling (wo)man

Traveling this year. I’ve already had 6 trips. Yes some of these were quick jaunts to my parents.

One was a weekend trip to the Bahamas. A few were with S in Memphis. Last year 13 of my trips were work related (travel nurse) when I was booking a hotel every week.

Hard to believe I’ve spent 17 days on the road this year. And I found out all this from TripIt. Hadn’t really payed attention to it until last night.

Products I can’t live without

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Every year Michael Arrington at TechCrunch does an article on Products he can’t live without.  So I made my own list. They are in random order.

1. iPhone
This was the game changer in the cell phone market in 2007. In 2008 with the opening of the App Store & 3G it took off even more.

2. Instapaper
Read Later. Never has there been better words when you are in a hurry. For those times that you don’t want a full bookmark, but you’d like to read it in detail later.

3. Evernote
Remember Everything. Notebook service. Much more useful than Google Notebook’s abandoned development. Offline/Sync-able clients are available for Mac, Window, iPhone & Windows Mobile. Will also store PDFs. More files types available if you pay for Premium membership.

4. WordPress
Wordpress runs my blogs. Nuff said. Can’t publish without it.

5. Delicious
Bookmarking service. Social bookmarks. Thanks to the Delicious extension for Firefox I use instead of the local bookmarks. That way if I go to someone else’s computer I can still access all my bookmarks.

6. Facebook
Thanks to Facebook I’ve caught up with a lot of people I had lost touch with. I just out of the blue received a friend request from a guy I was friends with in high school. I hadn’t seen him since high school. Now if I can just get all my cousins on facebook instead of myspace…..

7. Gmail
Email. I can’t live without email. I don’t always use the web interface, but I get it in Apple Mail and in iPhone Mail as well as the web interface. I use the IMAP to keep it all in sync.

8. Google Reader
My RSS reader of choice at the moment. I’ve strayed, but as they keep updating it I keep coming back.

9. Pandora
Internet radio. I’ve used it more on my iPhone than online, but I have discovered a few songs I like through it.

10. TripIt
I kept up with my work schedule and hotel bookings when I worked out of town.

11. Remember the Milk
There is a reason I pay for the premium service. There is an iPhone client for premium members. It will send me SMS texts & twitter reminders.

12. Twitter
I use twitter as an asynchronous group chat. Now that most of my RL friends use it we bounce messages back and forth. Arrange going out to eat.  And it sends their updates straight to my mobile.

Mourn
1. I Want Sandy
I miss Sandy so much. Email her something to remind you in plain english. And it would translate it into a to do, appointment or a contact. I was upset when it shut down.

So what do you use????????????