i bet your wife isn't completely excited about it. this is a great opportunity you have here though. at least you will get to see her a couple of times. get you some!!!! lol. i do have twitter. i will get right on that. keep in touch for sure, and GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!Yeah, I'm pretty stoked. It's been a little bit edgy the past few days, because I wanted to have as many story ideas lined up as possible -- there'll be plenty of days when I just don't meet any interesting people (interesting enough to write about, that is). The response to the recent Wired article has been tremendous, and its both confirmed ideas that we came up with and introduced a few new ones... so with a deeper pool to pick from, I'm not worrying as much about days when I'd potentially have nothing to say.
Other stuff... my wife isn't looking forward to it. We do about everything together; this is the first big trip that we've had apart since we've known each other. She's a little disappointed that it's not something that involves her, but she's okay with it. Besides, I'll get to see her at three points, so that's good.
Hey, if you've got Twitter, follow me @flyered. The feedback on that has been REAL big; over 600 followers in a little over 24 hours.