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My Priorities: Media, Music and Entertainment

There are 4 things I always bring with me wherever I go:

  1. my laptop,
  2. my Canon SLR with at least 2GB in memory, small tripod, extra battery, flash,
  3. my pink ipod,
  4. my headphones (see picture below).

Lisa's Headphones

These items are locked into my memory with a priority stamp that reads: Level one (High Priority). I rarely, if ever, forget to bring these items on trips with durations over 3 hours long.

4 Things I often forget to bring with me wherever I go:

  1. water,
  2. snacks,
  3. money,
  4. personal identification i.e., driver’s license.

Got your priorities in order? Yes. Definitely. Good.

I’m glad we worked that out.

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    April 17, 2007 at 7:15 PM

    Wow Lisa that is a lot to carry around! Good for you. You must have great upper body strength.

    I usually carry around a big bag that is loaded with everything from enough toiletries to get me through a nuclear war to authorized copies of my degrees and university transcripts.

    In terms of the photo equipment that I lug around I usually have my camera bag, an extra bag for flash, bracket, ect., and my tripod strapped on my back. It’s not very glamorous so I have to really work it if I’m out at a swanky party. Often people offer to watch or carry my gear for me but it never leaves my body. To risky…

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    April 17, 2007 at 8:48 PM

    I like your priorities!

    Hmmm, for me (when healthy of course!)…

    Bike, backpack with water, notebooks, art supplies, spare tube, mini-pump, lock , food food food!!!! and my phone, keys, and wallet…

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    April 18, 2007 at 11:45 AM

    Lisa: She uses a strap from one of our duffel bags that surprisingly fits with her tripod!

    1) Nikon D200+8GB CF card
    2) An old 40GB iPod
    3) The book that I’m currently reading
    4) Map of Taipei
    5) Paperblogging material (notebook & pens)

    I have a good National Geographic shoulder bag in which it all fits nicely, but since I got myself some second hand backpacks, it’s a lot easier to carry around. I use an Ospey Atmos 25. The compression straps hold everything nice and snug. It can expand if I need to stuff more things in it. The NG bag had a modular camera holder, so I take that in my backpack.

    What I tend to forget:
    1) Umbrella
    2) Raincoat
    3) Water

    I have those same headphones, although I used to use them to DJ!

    They are quite big. I have never seen anybody walk around with them on their head. I broke mine; the tip which fits into the headphone jack broke. I’m hoping I can get it fixed soon.

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    Lisa Belovely
    April 18, 2007 at 1:03 PM

    wow that’s a wicked camera. i’m jealous. between the two of you, you must have so much gear. how do you find room in your place? i have cables and cases and lights and tripods hanging out of every cupboard and drawer.

    PS. i do wear those headphones almost everywhere. it’s a bit ludicrous, and i get some looks, but i hate the ipod ear buds and i simply won’t sacrifice and sound quality. i’m very serious about sound quality. and with the right hat (i have two army type hats) they can look quite snappy.

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    May 12, 2007 at 3:58 PM

    I really like you header image.

    Can you tell me which font you’ve used?

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