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Off we go...into the wild blue yonder

Joy. Looks like I will be in California more than I expected. I went to check my work email (the major downside of working from home - your hours start blending together into whatever you feel like doing at the time...work, school, life) and found that I have an all-day meeting in Menlo Park on the 29th. I already know that I have to be there the entire week of July 12 - 16.

Maybe there's a chance I can get out of the one day. Going all week isn't as bad, because it doesn't ruin your entire week. Going for one day means travelling the day before, staying overnight, doing the meeting and deciding whether you want to leave on a 7 pm PACIFIC flight and get back in the middle of the night, which means you sleep all day and lose work. OR do you stay the night and leave first thing in the morning, missing work because you are on a place.
What's the difference? The price of a hotel room for that night versus my sanity.

They had better not give me grief over the extra night if they make me go to the meeting :)

On a lighter note, Scott actually went out tonight with a friend!!! If I didn't have to take my mom to the cardiologist in the morning, I would get up with the kids so he could stay out all night and sleep in all day. Since I have to take her, he has to be up by 8:30 to take the kids to summer camp. Sucks to be him, he's going to be hung over *laugh*

On an EVEN lighter note, a friend from my mothers of multiples group who is a Mary Kay rep brought over lots of samples this afternoon. PLAYTIME!

Comments

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genebob
Jun. 11th, 2004 04:33 am (UTC)
day trip to The Bay Area
a few years ago, a group in Santa Clara wanted to meet with me .. for an hour. but they didn't want to pay for the hotel. so, i left dallas on the first flight to SJC, rented a car and drove to the campus, met with them, returned the car and hopped on the return to DFW. time in the air? 7 hours. long day? you bet. would i do it again? nope.

FWIW, it *is* possible to return to DFW after the last direct flight has left SFO (something like 4:15pm). just fly through LAX or even SNA (Orange County) .. perhaps even more creative connections can be had .. Phoenix? Atlanta?!? The trick is to backtrack .. find where the late flights arrive from, and try connecting through there. Never could understand why the travel agents' computers can't find these, but I became quite the expert on weird connections, back in the days when I flew a lot.

-gb
trshtwns01
Jun. 11th, 2004 04:39 am (UTC)
Re: day trip to The Bay Area
Not on your life. *laugh* Call me crazy, but if I can
do 10 times the work, for the same pay, fly out for
a 9-5 meeting disrupting 2 days of my personal life:

THEY WILL BUY ME A NICE DINNER AND A RELAXING
EVENING IN A HOTEL :)

I think my time is worth $150. Let's see, what
would I have done had I been home:

- Cooked or went out to get dinner
- Spent an evening with my kids and husband
- Got my kids ready for bed
- Watched a movie or did some homework
- Cleaned up some of the house or did some laundry

Yep - I think that's worth $150. ;)
genebob
Jun. 11th, 2004 04:46 am (UTC)
Re: day trip to The Bay Area
update your TiVo! The Amazing Race will hit the TV again at 8:30p on July 6th. http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race5/

when it comes to airline scheduling, i'll take `em ALL on! they are ALL amateurs compared to moi! bwah ha^42 ...
trshtwns01
Jun. 11th, 2004 04:52 am (UTC)
Re: day trip to The Bay Area
AH! Glad you said something! I'll have to remember
to catch it. LOVE the show. I'm currently watching
Last Comic Standing again. I'm a bit miffed that
there are comics on there that _I_ know. Excuse me,
but what is the intent here? If they have their own
stand-up show on Comedy Central and regularly are
booked into all of the major comedy clubs...do they
REALLY need to compete with 'fresh' comics who are
just trying to get a start?
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