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Massachusetts

Posted on 2009.10.24 at 21:45
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Mamma Mia!
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The mouse I use was purchased in Massachusetts in the year 2000 and just stopped working. (Mousepad courtesy photogoot.) I think, while I'm there, I'll buy another. drax0r used to pocket the ball to force me to go out and smoke with him - a tactic I both hated, and admired for its effectiveness.

Its been nearly ten years since I've been to Massachusetts and I leave again at 0400. I haven't even packed yet, just made piles of stuff I know I'll need on the bed. My co-worker usually goes, and packs only a single carry-on bag. And while I think that's all kind of smart, this time I think I'll pack a suitcase and see how it goes.

I've gone 14-days without MONSTER or Scooby-Snack (moist smokeless tobacco) but I wonder if the long hours and boring evenings will drive me once again into her arms. I hope to see somebritinmass while I'm there, but this trip caused me to miss meeting uniqueblog while he was here in DFW.

When I was a manager and a travelled a lot, I used my boss' secretary to book all my travel. That was easy. Prior to being a manager, we had an agency that we called to book our travel. That too, was easy. Nowadays, talking to a person is forbidden, because its more expensive than the online option, which we're mandated to to utilize, and while I usually prefer the online option - I'm not a travel agent! So I have nfc what it is I'm doing. I mean, it sounds easy, but the number of rules associated with the order of defaults in the software really make up for its simplicity.

But I did get some good deals - round trip ticket for $400 with a non-stop flight back. (I pay for all my own business trips after not getting reimbursed in a timely manner on a coast-to-coast-to-coast-to-Hawaii-and-back $10,000 trip on the corporate card - guess who's credit took a hit on that? NOT CORPORATES!) But despite that extremely inexpensive flight, I still got an email reminder chiding me for not allowing 10-days booking prior to traveling, because the seats are cheaper. I just don't see it.

So I bid you all adieu. Hopefully I'll find some hot-spots along the way (I have a two-hour layover in D.C. on the way there) but if not, I should be set up prior to my Monday-morning start time. I'm leaving a day early because Monday is going to start with a shot and I'll be the one out the starting gate with some small man sitting on my neck and beating my ass with a whip.

Comments:


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-10-25 06:47 (UTC) (Link)
I'll be the one out the starting gate with some small man sitting on my neck and beating my ass with a whip.

This comment is useless without pictures. ;)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-10-26 07:57 (UTC) (Link)
If Monday doesn't kill me first, I'll look into it.
catttitude
catttitude at 2009-10-26 01:49 (UTC) (Link)
Glad you made it there safe and sound. Wish we could have gone with you this time. Damn education system. Do the kid's really need to go to school?

Sleep well my love.

Edited at 2009-10-26 07:38 am (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-10-26 07:58 (UTC) (Link)
God I forgot how gorgeous the Northeast is this time of year. The foliage has already turned - its breathtaking! And yeah, you'd love this suite, nestled amongst the trees...HGTV on two screens...
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-10-26 03:46 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-10-26 08:00 (UTC) (Link)
Given that my passport photo was taken 12-years ago I wish for nothing more.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-10-26 03:51 (UTC) (Link)
I was awoken by your text message this morning. It warmed my heart more than a cup of coffee on a cold winter morning.

I hope your trip goes off without a hitch. I love traveling and wished I could do it more often.

I was surprised that you didn't attempt to get together with photogoot.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-10-26 08:05 (UTC) (Link)
I was awoken by your text message this morning.
Are you on call?

It warmed my heart more than a cup of coffee on a cold winter morning.
Touching.

I hope your trip goes off without a hitch.
Flying with a head cold is one of my least favorite things to do.

I love traveling and wished I could do it more often.
Traveling is for the young and unencumbered. I used to do it often. Too often one might argue. You're at a good point in your life where you should.

I was surprised that you didn't attempt to get together with photogoot.
Ah, because I respect him. Were it a weekday, maybe - but I certainly wasn't going to rouse him from his bed early Sunday morning so he could drive an hour to the airport for my entertainment. Plus, they weren't going to let him in the holding pen, and I wasn't about to disrobe again by leaving security, then returning. Instead, I watched Hyperdrive on my Touch. What a great show.
nicetwins
nicetwins at 2009-10-26 14:22 (UTC) (Link)
Well, your presence here is definitely missed! Have a safe trip, hope it is not too dull for you. And don't forget to get Halloween pics this weekend to share!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-10-26 14:36 (UTC) (Link)
Hey you! Yeah, what was up with that short morning meeting? It was FANTASTIC! Nice and cool here - you know I like my long sleeve shirts so me & Mass are whistling a happy tune today.

I promise to not forget Halloween pics, because I'm thinking of making an avatar out of it if it turns out good! And remember, Halloween pics go BOTH WAYS ;)
dentin
dentin at 2009-10-26 17:01 (UTC) (Link)
It reminds me of a Babylon 5 Thirdspace capital ship.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-10-26 18:31 (UTC) (Link)
HA! I was going to say something eerily similar in the text! As these things sometimes go however, I got off-topic and omitted it completely.

WELL SAID, SIR!
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-10-26 21:38 (UTC) (Link)
Travel well! The Monster is awaiting! ;)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-10-26 23:40 (UTC) (Link)
In Anna, Texas MONSTER is often sold 2-for $3. Imagine then my dismay when I saw it here on sale 2-for $5. God bless Texas. I'm glad I quit this trip.
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ehowton
ehowton at 2009-10-29 02:49 (UTC) (Link)

Slightly updated:

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