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I was all ready to begin uploading the first of my Portland photos tonight but that will be delayed as Webshots is currently upgrading their servers.  As soon as they get the final kinks worked out (and I can access my account), I'll begin the uploads.  I'm really anxious to share these photos with friends and family.

I did finish backing-up all of the video I shot onto DVD-R — all five-and-a-half hours of it.  Frankly, I'm not sure how I'll edit this down into a watchable length as most of it is very high-quality and entertaining.  I didn't talk over very much video as I was shooting it (the exact opposite of the UK and Asia videos in 2003) and the sounds the mic captured are often as interesting (or more so) than the views.  A couple of friends have already requested the "uncut" version so I may just make one director's cut with multiple chapters.

With the DVD's, I also plan to include photo slideshows (now that I've mastered how to make good ones), complete with music.  The main problem with that is (for once), I didn't buy any local music while traveling.  (I did buy a karaoke VCD of 2005's "Best of Thailand", but there's only one really cheesy pop song on it that I'd consider using.)  I'll remedy that buy ordering a few CD's from an online Thai music retailer — one of the music they play during the Muay Thai boxing matches, one of traditional, and perhaps one pop CD (I really like some of the girl singers I saw on television); it's just that I really don't know what I'll be getting so some of the music may be useable, some not).  I really wish I knew the name of the song that Tim would often sing to me (we did look for it in one shop on Bangla Road but weren't successful).

Looks like I'm going to have a busy weekend...