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Oh yeah...and I'm very excited about a business trip I'm
taking the 23rd through the 26th. Usually when I travel for
work it is primarily to the Bay area or Boston. I get to
go to Austin for four days!!!! I'm spending the Sunday before
my meeting with Meg, a dear friend who moved away from us
and I miss her, her husband and their son IMMENSELY! I also
(hopefully) get to see Lethe on one of the days after I get
out of my meeting.

The good thing is that they scheduled the meetings only from
9 am until 2 pm, so that we could get 'other work' done and
account for time differences with others on the call. That means
that if I get a good deal of work done in the mornings (which
since my boys usually have me up at the crack of dawn won't be
any problem), I will have a good portion of my day in Austin.
When I go to the Bay area, I don't feel like I have any time
to do anything. They work you until 6 pm (8 pm to MY BODY) and
then I'm dead tired two hours after getting out of work!

(Can you tell I'm actually looking forward to this trip?)

Lethe - email me! When do you want to get together?


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May. 15th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC)
are you seeking suggestions on Stuff To Do In Austin? I have travelled there on many occasions and have a List O' Stuff if you friend(s) don't think they can fill your busy agenda. :P

Are you driving or flying?

May. 15th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
Certainly, I'm open for suggestions.

And the answer is yes. I'm flying and
I'll have a car while I'm there.
May. 15th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
Okay, Trish .. being the Party Animal that you are (!) I'd suggest some live music; some shopping; a few million bats (this is very cool); and a trip under Interstate 35 (accidentally discovered cave). No need to wear yourself out in 4 days!


live music: Austin Live Music

shopping: The Arboretum

winged critters: bats @ Congress Street Bridge (rent a boat from below!)

spelunking: Inner Space Cavern (under I-35, tour is ~90 minutes)

generic: Austin Metro Entertainment

official: City of Austin, Texas
May. 15th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
Hippy Hollow
by the way, i did NOT mention the (in)famous Hippy Hollow. I would never suggest anything not G-rated, for fear of the Gematriculator.

Also neglected to mention Must Places To Feed:

The Oasis (sunset)
6550 Comanche Trail
512-266-2442 (reservations recommended)
May. 17th, 2004 06:06 pm (UTC)
Any day is fine with me. I get off work at 4:30. We can get together after work, whichever day is better for you. As of this point, I have no plans. Let me know which day, and I will think of something uniquely Austin to do.
May. 18th, 2004 05:06 pm (UTC)
I'll let you know something later in the week.
Today at 4 pm I find out whether I even have
a job, and so I wouldn't find out one way or
the other BEFORE then, my boss hasn't approved
my travel request yet in the system.

So...if I have a job, I'll be in Austin. If not,
I might be in Austin anyway, cause it won't matter :)
May. 18th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
O.K., it would totally suck if you did not have a job. What do you do for Sun anyway?
May. 18th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
Well, my main thing is to manage the strategy
for the US, Canadian, and worldwide Partner web
sites. I work on different projects, such as
defining the partner web experience (how to
improve it), managing the collaboration environment
for our global sales organization's interface
with customers and partners, either lead or work
on teams to develop new tools for our partners,
and anything else I need to do at the time. I
sometimes do partner training and speak at different
events, whatever is needed from me. I hardly
ever do actual HTML anymore, but have kept my
hands in it just a bit.
May. 18th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
My Friend Connie Vasquez-Imler who works at Sun in austin was wondering if she knew you. I didn't know what you did so it was hard to explain to her.

I can't wait to see you...it has been way too long!
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