A Day in Pictures – San Francisco (Plus: Reader Survey)

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I get a lot of flack for uploading too few photos to Flickr. Perhaps a professional can help.

One of my favorite photographers is Corey Arnold, an all-around bad-ass who can often be seen on Deadliest Catch aboard the F/V Rollo in the Bering Sea. He recently sent me these shots from a series he dubbed “A Day in the Life of Tim Ferriss,” which captured us roaming through SF messing around and getting in trouble.

Beginning tomorrow, I’ll be taking a road trip with my brother along the Pacific coast through Portland, Eugene, Seattle, and Vancouver at a minimum. For those interested, I’ll be posting my most interesting findings and disasters (we’re winging the entire trip) here on Twitter.

Reader Survey – Vote for Future Posts:

Question 1: If I could only write one more post on this blog, what would you most want to read?

Question 2: (Javascript poll below)

Posted on: June 17, 2008.

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105 comments on “A Day in Pictures – San Francisco (Plus: Reader Survey)

  1. How about ‘How to learn a language with Twitter as you escape from the Amish down the Amazon’?

    I’m pretty sure that’s never been done before and I’ll take a stab in the dark that the domain name is even available if you want to make it into a book or movie.

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  2. Very interested in the language post, but not sure what “Escaping the Amish” is?? The first language post you did was VERY cool, looking forward to another!

    Have a good trip with your bro, and hello from the mountains of Colorado!

    -Erik

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  3. Tim, Been waitin’ to see part two of the language lessons since the “old” blog. . .looking at the numbers, seems like I might finally get the chance! I’ve been working on using your tips to learn Chinese, so any more help is always good!

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  4. Tim, why’d you take off the previous blog entry?

    ###

    Hi Aaron,

    I just moved it down to around June 6th. The comment count was showing an abysmal response rate, so I downgraded it. More to come soon on how I manage the blog :)

    If you search “e-mail bankruptcy,” you’ll find it immediately, or you can just scroll down.

    Cheers,

    Tim

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  5. Hey Tim,

    If you’re going to be in Oregon you have to hit up some microbreweries! I’m not sure if you’re as big a fan of beer as you are wine but Oregon hosts some of the best.

    If you’re in Eugene, head to the Steelhead Brewery. It’s a bad-ass place to sit on some very comfortable chairs and sample some excellent brews. Also, if you get to Bend, you must stop by Deschutes Brewery.

    Oh, and make sure to stay at the Oval Door. The girls there are from CA and one even went to the Culinary institute. A very cool place with amazing food. (As a fellow fitness geek, you’ll dig the homemade granola!)

    http://www.ovaldoor.com/about.shtml

    Cheers and let me know if your guys’ travels take you near Whitefish, Montana. Only a half-day drive from Seattle and Glacier National Park in the back yard. Good hikes, great food, and laid back people.

    -Nate

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  6. Quality pics Tim!

    Next time lets see a windmill in the middle of the SF streets at night time with a slower shutter speed. It just may be a good one.

    Lewis

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  7. Q1: I would like to see what “other” assumptions you live by… in the interview with J.D. you mention that you live under certain assumptions — like, long life is not a guarantee — I would like to see some of your other assumptions.

    DB

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  8. Hons Won Ton – there are at least five of them…. a must eat when you get to Vancouver. Oh the sweet pot stickers……

    As a Canadian now living in the states let me tell you that this is what I miss even more than the sights!

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  9. Hi Tim,

    My first thought re: the poll was, “Do I have to choose one of these?” Learning greek (or any language) sounds cool, but I guess I’m looking for deeper or more exciting ideas.

    Not sure if anybody else was confused, but the photo set “day in the life of tim ferriss” is below the fold on his flickr page.

    Thanks!
    Alex

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  10. Hi Tim — my lifestyle re-design continues!

    I arrived back in VANCOUVER last thursday with my wife and two young kids (age 7 and 3) after 20 years living overseas — Hong Kong, Philippines, D.C., San Luis Obispo etc. Also joined Toastmasters on monday. I nearly passed out so I liken this to the thrill/fear of sky-diving. Yes?

    Now, we’re officially in Vancouver for 2 months (a mini-retirement of sorts). So, I figure I have a few weeks to convince her to leave her parents in Normal, Illinois (yes, Normal) and move here permanently. Yikes!

    While you’re in Vancouver, if you are up for some great red wine, a tango dance (I’ll have to take the class) or ??, just give me a shout.

    Ernst

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  11. Cool pic, I would love to see a post about future innovation and where you see the world of business moving in a futurist perspective. Please do add how you think the ideal lifestyle would fit into it.

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  12. Hi,Tim, YOU KNOW I’VE JUST READ THE BOOK “THE 4-HOUR WORK WEEK”. I JUST NEED HELP, PLEASE ADVICE ME HOW TO DEAL WITH THE THINGS WELL IN LIFE.
    BY THE WAY, I AM FROM CHINA.
    I JUST GRADUATED FROM COLLEDGE , LIFE’S PRESSURE MAKES ME A LITTLE BIT UPSET. I WANNA FIDE A WAY OUT, WOULD YOU PLEASE GIVE ME HAND? THANKS

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  13. Hey Tim,

    Of course you absolutely MUST go to the Heart of Oregon Wine Country, Carlton, Oregon, the tiny, charming town of 1500 with more wineries than any other city in Oregon :-).

    You’ve got my email through this, so let me know if you’d like me to arrange some private tastings right in town. But there are plenty of tasting rooms open regardless.

    For restaurants, Cuvee serves up very nice French food, but I tend to go to Cielo Blu for Italian. You can’t miss them. The downtown is only two blocks long. Nice restaurants, as you might guess, since good food sprouts up around excellent wine.

    We have a few nice B&Bs also, but I hesitate to make a specific recommendation since I haven’t stayed in them myself. I’ll pass on the “buzz” if you really want it.

    Let me know if I can help.

    Sarah

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  14. Tim,

    Do you need a free place to stay in Seattle? Our very large laundry room/guest suite with private bath is yours if you want. In one of the best neighborhoods in Seattle.

    Heather

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  15. As for the last post on your blog, I personally would love to know what other business or sources of incomes you have other than the book, Body Quick, and the speed reading program. Your lifestyle is a huge inspiration to me and I am very curious to know how else you provide for it. I am a professional guitar teacher and I am working on setting up my income to be on auto pilot. I have recently release my own series of guitar instructional videos called “Rock Guitar Power”.

    Thanks for keeping us all updated on your daily activities!

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  16. Tim, let me know when you’ll be in Seattle. I’ll show you the greatest “hole in the wall” German bar. It rocks! Have a great trip.

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  17. Hey Tim,

    You’re gonna love the trip man! I know your a wino (I am too)… there’s some damn good wineries here just outside of Portland (between Portland and Salem)…

    … and you’re hitting Oregon right in some pretty decent weather.

    Hey man, keep the twitter updates going while you’re here in Portland… and I’d love to catch up w/ ya and have a drink (or two ;-) w/ you.

    Have a great trip and I’ll chat w/ ya later.

    Cheers,

    – Trevor

    http://www.twitter.com/tmauch

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  18. Tim, I admire you greatly, but do you do anything but self-promotion? Also, I didn’t see that you got any photos of all the gay weddings in SF. All the rage these days you know. I live in Northern Cal too, and right now abroad is looking a whole lot better. Enjoy your gas bill.

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  19. I’d like you to post about what you’ve learned since publishing 4HWW and what things you’d change or modify. With all the interaction and attention your book received, I’m certain you have updates you’d make if given the chance.

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  20. Tim,

    For your ‘last’ post, I’d really like to figure out a process for creating/generating ideas for business muses. Any inspiration you can give us?

    If you are interested in wine, the Okanagan Valley is only 4 hours east of Vancouver and some of the wines are really quite good.

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  21. Hi Tim,

    Q1: The general tack should be to remain true to the people who read your book in the first place.

    Tales about Japan, chocolate, and Buffett, while interesting, don’t add much to the 4HWW user experience.

    Usable nuggets, on the other hand, about scheduling, emailing, auto-responders, and how to keep the world off my back, get read.

    So here’s a suggestion for what I believe many of us ex-investment bank, ex-dot-com, thirtysomething, “have-time-and-money-but-still-too-busy” company owners would like to read about:

    1. The 4HWW For Company Owners: How do I sell my entire majority shareholding in less than 2 weeks and still ensure a decent valuation?

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  22. Yesterday was my Greek evening class’s end-of-term test. Boy, do I need all the help I can get. Forget the “in 1 hour” gimmick, just tell me how to learn vocabulary in half the time and make it stick in my head, and I’ll be grateful forever! ?????????!

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  23. I don’t know how far your car intrest goes, but my dad has a 2008 e92 m3 he’d probably let you take for a spin(pretty much any fri, sat or sun. otherwise hes working in seattle). also happening in town are a milonga on the 27th(I dont know where their skills stand with yours, but a few have studied it it BA argentina). along the north side of the lake whatcom theres a waterfall you can climb to the top of that isnt on many maps. the only other must see view view i can think of is from the stone tower at the top of mt constitution on orcas island. in the edibles department anthony’s is is really good and i think only in washington. i’m not sure you’ll have time this time around, but the west coast trail is a hike to do before you die (http://www.i-needtoknow.com/wct/)(http://www.besthike.com/northamerica/canada_west_coast/west_coast_trail.html) on the other end of dance is world class b-boy crew massive monkees in seattle (http://www.massivemonkees.com/)(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RroP1cAu8w) e-mail me for any further information on any of this stuff or questions.

    JOAT in Washington,
    Eric

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  24. @Christian
    Wild… I’d never heard of Galiano Island before I visited 3 weeks ago. I was told there are only about 900 people on the island. Too bad I didn’t meet you. There does seem to be a contingent of designers, developers, filmmakers and writers there… And a lovely restaurant with an impressive dessert wine tasting menu right near the ferry port.

    @Tim
    Anyway, regarding the question at hand… I’m going with none of the above. I’d rather be schooled in the ways of handless headstands – just to see the world from that point of view.

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  25. VANCOUVER EATING RECOMMENDATIONS

    Vancouver is well known for its fabulous sushi but the latest IN thing is IZAKAYA. For down home authentic Japanese food, not fancy but plenty of atmosphere, check on any of the GUU restaurants. Like short order cooks at a diner or like Starbucks baristas repeating back orders, imagine a running soundtrack of orders yelled out Samurai style. Grab a seat at the bar on Robson for a fun experience, reminiscent of bar-style food in Tokyo.

    http://www.guu-izakaya.com/robson.html

    PLACES TO STAY

    This is nothing fancy but is ooooold Vancouver. Try the historic SYLVIA HOTEL. What’s great about it is the location. You’re right on English Bay so you can easily jog on the beach or walk to the many restaurants. If you don’t stay there, at least catch a drink at the bar as the sun is setting to watch the sailboats go by and people watch.

    If you want to play the part of bestselling author, you can always stay at the chic, uber-hip Opus Hotel in Yaletown.

    If you write me directly, I can also hook you up with some friends who can have you couch crash.

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  26. Hey Tim, this is completely off the topic, but i was reading your post on losing 20lbs in 30 Days, and though i dont want to exactly loose 20lbs cause id be extremley emaciated, i do want to loose at least 5 – 7 kilos, i wanted to know if it would be possible for someone like me to lose weight on the eating plan you suggested, im 145 cm (4ft8inch (yes im short) and weigh 49 kilos and although my bmi is relatively normal, i have a lot of fat on my body, i gain weight mostly around my stomach and chest and have an apple body shape, oh and im a 20 year old female. In terms of physical activity, I try to do an exercise video everyday, I have heaps from Amy Bento to Womens Health Videos and Cathe Freidrick. Your suggestions and opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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  27. Last post? Great way to mine suggestions :)

    In your book, you mention that over 100 people are working for your company. I’d like to hear how you grew your company from 1 – you – to whatever it is today. Over course every situation is different, but it would be tremendously interesting to see how you got to where you are after the dust settled. Related – did you ever grow too fast and have to pull back?

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  28. Dear Tim,

    Recommendation for ONE POST ON THIS BLOG i’d like to read…

    On RELATIONSHIPS – How you manage your relationships, with friends, family, girl friend, co-workers (as you rarely personally visit your company) and what matters most in these different relationships.

    Im sure many would like your advice on this topic :)

    Take care

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  29. Future post suggestion/question:

    You wrote some blog posts (e.g. From Geek to Freak) about training and diet for staying in shape and getting hypertrophy. But how do you combine that with your travelling lifestyle? Do you always look for a gym in each country, or fall back to bodyweight exercises, or don’t workout at all?

    In Western countries most hotels have their own gym, but how do you work out in other countries? How do you stay in shape while travelling abroad?

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  30. One more post: would love to see detailed vision from you on what the education system should be like to best serve the future.

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  31. Tim:
    If you are heading up the coast, you really should check out Hood River/the Columbia River Gorge as one stop. The Lyle Hotel is quaint & has a kick-ass Flamenco Guitarist that used to teach at Harvard on June 28th playing. The food is impressive, the chef/owner moved there from Vegas.

    My vote is on investments. It’s getting challengings to figure out where to hide your money these days where it won’t lose money in the market other than oil companies!

    If you are heading up to this neck of the woods (Seattle) there should be a meet-up spot. Love your work, and it would be brilliant to visit in person.

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  32. How about a post about investing in your future health? You said somewhere (maybe that Google conference video?) that you have Parkinson’s disease in your family and you also have data on every single workout you’ve done since you were a teenager, plus you’ve done quite a bit of research on fitness and have posted about it several times on this blog. Surely you’ve done some research and maybe even some experiments to set yourself up to avoid diseases like Parkinson’s.

    The reason I want to see a post on this is a little selfish – I’m 23 years old and I have both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s on my dad’s side (is there an emoticon for Champ Kind’s “whammy” face from Anchorman?) but I also have longevity on my mom’s side. Any research out there to suggest that the scales can be tipped one way or the other? Any practices you employ specifically in an effort to avoid debilitating neurological or cognitive diseases down the road? Daily mental exercises? Meditation? Raw almonds and an apple everyday?

    Enjoy the northwest! Definitely check out the Experience Music Project in Seattle (EMP):

    http://www.empsfm.org/

    You can bang on some drums, record your own demo (then post the results on the blog!), see Hendrix’s guitar from Woodstock, plus get a full-on history of the golden age of the Seattle music scene (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden… you rocked the flannel and ripped jeans in the early 90s, admit it). It’s located in the really cool looking building right near the Space Needle. I was there on a ski trip to the Cascades this winter – awesome.

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  33. My first choice was investing.
    My second choice would be the amazon post.

    I’ve asked before and I’ll ask again, even though I know your adverse to giving out any personal info, how would I submit a book for you to review?

    Please send me an email with it if you don’t want to post it on here…..

    Thanks,

    Sean

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  34. I would like to know if you are going to apply yourself to any greater purpose or mission — or if you are simply going to play around for the rest of your life. We see pictures of you all over the world having fun, learning languages, eating, dancing, hiking, and taking your time to do anything you want. Now that you have total freedom, is there any sort of work that is truly important to YOU?

    ###

    Hi Dr. Zoltan,

    Please search this blog for “LitLiberation”, “education”, or “Donorschoose” and you’ll see a few larger purposes I apply myself to. Search “Vietnam” for the most recent.

    All the best,

    Tim

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  35. Ah-lo Tim,
    I want the Amish! Please!

    Have fun with your Brother for your road trip. I hope you bring your charge card for gas! I would say if your Brother is adventurous as you, you guys could go kayaking around San Juan Island, (north of Seattle). You guys can tour the islands, see Orca whales and work up a sweat!
    One of the tour companies is http://www.outdoorodysseys.com/

    Hugs and Have a safe Trip!
    Jen

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  36. ohhh brrrrrrrrrr.

    I can’t believe my luck! one month ago I took a bloody information diet (it’s a L-I-E!!!!) from the net (and your blog) and missed your Oz party.

    Not Fair Tim.

    When I saw your Twitter post from Sydney (after the fact), I literally recoiled from the screen and yelped like a chihuahua at the sky. Ok maybe that sounds a bit dramatic, but nevertheless, you did say that weaning oneself off these things would have a positive effect. And I feel utterly, tragically, woefully short changed. Ok, maybe that also sounds a bit dramatic. The truth is I am a little, teeny bit disappointed. That’s all. Sooooooo, when are you coming back? :-)

    Does your recent jaunt now exclude any likely trips Down Under for a while? (Hey, I know you were on Bondi, but did you do the actual Coogee to Bondi walk and check out the view from the cliff top cemetery? Worth a look)

    Signed, Grumpy bum, Bella.

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  37. @Andy: check out the book Biology of Belief. It is about research showing why DNA expresses itself in the first place (has to do with cell receptors selecting what comes in).

    I like a lot of folks ideas: I like what RTW had to say though: keeping it somewhat on track to the tone of the book. I also love when you have included videos from interviews & panels because they do just that.

    That being said I’m interested to hear your strategy and use of twitter. thus far I can’t see why it would add anything to my life.

    I also agree with Mana’s request: relationships. I have wondered that too.

    Enjoy the west coast trip.

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  38. How about adding another selection to the post poll.

    “Learn how I stand on my head, motionless enough to take a photo and not break my friggin’ neck.”

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  39. Hi Tim,

    If you only wrote one more post on this blog I’d love to see something about what you would teach your children (other than the principles you set out in 4HWW).

    Cheers,
    Dave

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  40. Timmy

    How about a post on learning mandarin chinese?
    I’m learning chinese and i know that you recomended using GR, but the materials are almost nonexistent (aside from chinese primer), so Im using pinyin.

    thx

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  41. Tim, I’d love to read more about how you deal with negative/unproductive emotions and keep them from standing in the way of your goals. This is something I struggle with everyday.

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  42. Hi Tim,

    for another blog post I would especially be interested in other parts of your life. For example:
    – which other blogs/websites/magazines/books you read
    – which gadgets you use and how you use them
    etc.

    I had much more on my mind but it slipped.

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  43. Hey Tim, I can hook you up with Seattle night life, etc. Let me know… And for any of your other Seattle folks…would you be interested in getting together?

    -d

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  44. In answer to question 1, I’d love to read about neural acceleration techniques. I’ve been dying to know what they are ever since you mentioned that you taught them to powerlifters.

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  45. Thanks for all the great suggestions, all! Les agradezco mucho.

    @Dr. Zoltan,

    I play hard, but there is no shortage of more serious projects.

    Please search this blog for “LitLiberation”, “education”, or “Donorschoose” and you’ll see a few larger purposes I apply myself to. Search “Vietnam” for the most recent.

    All the best,

    Tim

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  46. @Tim: The *must see* thing to check out while in Portland is the ‘International Rose Test Garden’. Yes, it’s something that your mom would drag you to when you were small. But it really is cool. A bunch of different kinds of roses and a breath taking view of the city.

    While in Eugene, check out ‘The Beanery’ for a chai milkshake [152 W 5th Ave]. (They are the bomb!!) Not far from there, go to the top of ‘Skinner’s Butte’ for the best view of the city.

    Following on Tim Pearson’s offer, I will buy you dinner in Portland if you get a hold of me: 971-533-7461. BTW – I scheduled a Parkour meetup in Portland. It will be a bunch of newbies, but it should be fun nonetheless. There’s about 5 people signed up. It’s Sat @ 2pm.

    You rock!!

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  47. Re:Q1–With the current whackedness of the US economy, would you significantly alter or add any advice on business muses and/or proceeding with them given in 4HWW? If so, that is what I would like to read.

    BTW, I pointed out a problem with your supplement website a while back and mentioned I’d found the link in the Powerlifting USA my dad made the cover of for that 551lb benchpress at age 65. Just wanted to let you know he beat his own world record 2 weeks ago in a meet in PHX–he’s now the only 65 yr old to bench 556 in competition. He also lives in Vancouver and has read and enjoyed your book (that’s his website URL, BTW.)

    Have a great time in my old stomping grounds!

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  48. Tim,

    The biggest challenge for many people is the need to create a muse to replace existing income. The range of possibilities and internet marketing products that could help in muse creation seems endless.

    Regarding one more post, is there anything you would add to the 4HWW info to sort of narrow the focus, to help get beyond a feeling of shooting in the dark?

    Thanks!

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  49. I second the comment of “sb.” More on muse creation, please. I realize that it is individual, but are there more rules of thumb, potentially profitable general areas, etc.? For most of us, financial breathing room, if not freedom, is a necessary prereq. to more travel, hobbies, enthusiasms, and all the rest.

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  50. Tim –

    Assuming you mean Vancouver, BC… (Not Washington)…

    If you’re up for it (and if there are enough other people interested) we could do a “Ferriss-Wheel” pub-crawl in Vancouver.

    It would give loads of people the chance to hang with you and also meet each other and connect in this awesome city.

    Just think… a “4-Hour-Ferriss-Wheel”!!!
    ;)

    – Paul

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  51. Your book is not about money. Your entire existence and its overwhelming influence on us at its core, has never been about money. “John,” I then had to remind myself, “Tim’s about to get eaten by zombies and has one final post to give us. Don’t follow your hollow impulse to have him further your investment strategies.”

    I discovered you from your original post on foreign language. That post that so many of us fell in love with embodies your super hero like ability to cut through the fat that prevents us from simply sinking our teeth into life. While I’m sure you have some wonderful investment advice, you shine when you’re writing about the concerns of the soul. Whether you’re writing about dancing tango or speaking Arabic, the subtext of your dialogue is fashioned in such an unconscious and universal method that the central concept of your words resonate throughout an infinite number of personal applications. Those are the writings that take out entire flocks of birds with a single stone.

    While the majority of us appear to want to eat your delicious brain meats for investment advice, not all of us our among the undead. Personally, I’d love a last post from you to end with where it began for me – with more knowledge on how to converse with the fellow human race through foreign language.

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  52. Dear Tim,

    After changing the life of your readers, i suggest that you write about how you fill your free time. After all, what afraid alot of people is having free time (mean time with no tasks given by a chief).

    Cheers from Paris

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  53. Michael — from some of the pics it appears standing on one’s head (is this Buddhist?) and feeding park squirrels is how Tim spends at least some of his free time. I’m actually too fearful to try this — if I get bit I would have to subject myself to those terrible anti-rabbies injections. Yes, I definitely do NOT live on the edge. But I think that’s the message of the 4HWW. Fill your life with whatever gets “your” juices going.

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  54. Hi Tim!

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

    If you vanished off of the interwebs forever, I’d want your last post to be a definition of the word “task”.

    Specifically, does “length of time to complete the task” fit into your definition? If a task will necessarily take more than 8 hours to complete and cannot be outsourced, should it be defined in terms of several subtasks so that progress can be tracked day-to-day? Or should such subtask-breakdowns be avoided (as meaningless extra work) if all subtasks are essentially identical in process?

    With such long tasks, do you consider attention span to be an issue and assume that the longer a task is worked on in a single sitting, the less effective you’ll be at it? Or do you recommend powering through the task to get it off your plate ASAP? (If the latter is the case, tips for how to make it not feel like chewing on the same wad of grass for 8+ hours would be nice =) .)

    Keep up the good work and/or play!

    Nico

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  55. Tim, Good evening, morning, whatever. Just finished your book and am digesting. Saw your trip. What should be a must do… Hood River, Oregon. One hour east of Portland. Windsurfing/ Kite-boarding ‘meca of the world’, 30some vineyards/wineries, breath taking views, awesome beer. The drive up the Gorge is worth it in and of itself. Columbia Gorge Hotel is cool, also many B&Bs in the area. Pizza at Double Mountain Brewery.
    Have fun,
    Rod.

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  56. Mr. Arnold did a great job. Nice poses, Tim! I voted for the language question (being a linguist, I felt compelled to read Part II), but I’m curious to learn about your experiences with the Amish. Can we choose “all of the above?”

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  57. Tim,
    I’ve experienced a lot more of life after reading your book and pushing myself towards those eustress moments, as you would call them.

    You are going to Seattle. I live there. It is wonderful.

    How to have an orgasm of chocolate: Dilettante Chocolate
    http://www.dilettante.com

    416 Broadway E
    Seattle, WA 98102
    (206) 329-6463

    Go at 11pm. Walk up and down Broadway to get a feel for some Seattle youth culture.

    An amazing Sunday Brunch: 5 Spot
    http://www.chowfoods.com

    1502 Queen Anne Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98109
    (206) 285-7768

    The restaurant picks a city for each quarters theme. I don’t know what the theme is now. Just got back from Athens.

    University Ave:
    This is THE college street of Seattle. You’ll find some amazing cheap food here. I HIGHLY recommend Thai Tom’s. It’s about the size of a bread box. A bread box full of Thai fire deliciousness.

    There’s also a great Pho place as well. Recommended. Bring it down to the Lake. Just ask (last time I did this someone offered me Hashish–but that was in Florence so who knows.. It’s Seattle, it could happen).

    For Wine: Esquin Wine Merchants
    http://www.esquin.com

    2700 4th Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98134
    (206) 682-7374

    Great selection. My mom used to work there, so if you are nice to me, we can probably get you 10% off.

    Pike Place Market: Saturday or Sunday from 9-12 noon. Packed. In a wonderful way. Go to the Crumpet Shop on 1st. It’s amazing.

    Gasworks Park: 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle
    Go at 11pm on a clear night to see the city lite up, reflected on Lake Washington.

    Belltown: (an area) go for drinks.

    Contact me if you want to borrow a bike or eat dinner with my family. I’m still convincing my dad to read your book. The title is short of bullshit (sorry–I’m a full supporter) so I understand his skepticism. Anyway. Seattle is a beautiful city with character. Walk the streets, especially Capital Hill.

    If you let me know what days you’re in town I can let you know more specific regular/cool events.

    Enjoy it.

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  58. Tim Dawg,

    I think everybody wants to have control…and the main thing we want is control of our lives what we do and how we do…So I don’t find it surprising that most people are interested in finding about lifestyle investing..When people see you the see the freedom they so long for…your book has put words and practical steps to what has been burning in so many hearts…..No everybody may want to see the world..but with free time.. I am sure people have so much they rather be doing rather being a job they hate and living to pay a mortgage payment..ya dig……thanks for everything

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  59. @Raina Gustafson re: Galiano … We have a small but growing contingent of tech-heads to go with a more established set of art-heads. Yeah… 900+ish in the winters. 2 to 3 times that on a warm summer long-weekend. Contact me via the link under my name if you’re headed out this way. Co-work for a day? Where are you from?

    @Tim : hopefully the sailing trip caught your attention enough to plant a seed, but that would ideally be a weather dependent option. What if I looked into in some Volunteer Fire Fighter training and a tour through an area of forest recently hit by a wild fire that’s now rebirthing? :-)

    @All : any sailing enthusiasts (or wanna bes) in my area are invited to visit with that purpose in mind.

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  60. @ Tim

    Loved your pic in this post. Very unusual.

    MAY WE PUBLISH IT IN OUR MAGAZINE?
    If yes, can I have the pic in higher resolution?

    Looking forward to your reply.
    Thanks

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  61. I can not believe it! You are finally coming to Seattle and I will not be there (I am in Paris and Morocco right now). Have fun in Portland and be sure to visit the Doug fir at the Jupiter Hotel and Blue Hour (in the Pearl District). When you go to Eugene, You have to go to Cafe Yumm! They have this amazing thing called the Yumm bowl with Yumm sauce (a special sauce made with Hummus). My two favorite places in Seattle are La Carte De Oaxaco (Ballard). This is the best Oaxacan style mexican food. You will love the Lamb Birrira and the Pozole. The other is May (In my Nieghborhood, Wallingford). I have not had better Thai food than this. Try the Pad Thai and Phad Kee moa. Also my favorite Drink Garuda’s Perch, its is like a Mojito made with basil. Also for hotels, I have some great connections for Seattle and Portland. How about Hotel 1000 in Seattle? I am back from Morocco on the 27th if you are still in Seattle send me an email. If not I go to Vegas once a month and have some great F & B conncections and we could go to some great resturaunts.

    Thanks again for all your tips, especially for Buenos Aires. I went in this May. I am living it.

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  62. Hey Tim,
    You’re in Portland for a beautiful weekend. Tomorrow (Sunday) the powers that be are closing a 6-mile loop of streets in North Portland for a “ciclovia” called Sunday Parkways. It’ll be a moving street party for cyclists, walkers, runner, whoever with food and live music. I’ll be there with my 2 kids in tow! Afterwards, head to southeast Portland and go to Hopworks, a super-cool micro brewery with great beer, great calzones and a very interesting urban sustainable restaurant concept. Cheers!

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  63. Last Post concept would be to explain why this would be your last post!

    My company is having a day party in Seattle on the 5th of July — email me for details if interested.

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  64. Tim,
    Have you considered creating a podcast as you travel? Many of the companies that you discuss would probably be thrilled to help you underwrite your nuevo rico/global arbitrage lifestyle. I for one would subscribe via iTunes if something like this were available.
    Thanks

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  65. I am so jealous that you are in Portland! My favourite band, “Stars of Track and Field” are from there! If you see them, tell them I say hi!

    Tim, when you coming to Toronto?

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  66. Tim, why not do a group meetup in Vancouver for your blog readers?

    Yaro Starak did one last time he was here. Around 20 people showed and it was a blast. He’ a dude.

    If nothing else, it’s a great opportunity to let people buy you drinks…
    ;)

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  67. Tim..You didn’t read these comments, don’t you?
    But if you do..Consider of writing your biography..I’ll be very very interested in reading it….

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  68. I’m trying to submit an article to be posted on the blog- it’s related to travel and I thought it was fitting for the 4 Hour Work week.
    Any suggestions on how to get this link recommended?

    http://www.wherethehellismatt.com/?fbid=BHvrDw

    This guy was out on a trip and decided to do a silly little dance every place he went to show friends back home where he was +at. Evidently the movie got real popular and he got a sponsor to pay his way all over the world to do the dance. I thought the movie was sort of heart warming.

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  69. I would love another post on learning a language quickly– foreign languages are a topic in which I have considerable interest, and your method of learning languages quickly is worth a post or two. :)

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  70. Hey Tim, if I’m not mistaken, I’ve seen some signature capoeira poses in your flickr photos and now what looks like a capoeira mestre on your yellow shirt. Have you tried your hand at capoeira at some point in your adventures?

    Best,

    Cherie

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    Hi Cherie,

    I have done some capoeira, but it came after — not before — the bboying. Fun stuff, but no back gainers out of me yet :)

    Tim

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