Here's the view out of my hotel room in Austin tonight.
Why is it that when you mention to the waiter that you don't eat meat they act like they are doing you a favor when they bring you a big plate of over cooked veggies mixed with pasta and no seasonings? None! Zip! Zero! Nada! What do you do when your dinner is sub par? I've lived in the south too long and it's only been a year. I didn't say anything. I just poured a little of my wine on the meal. Instantly dinner got tastier. I need to write a book for traveling vegetarians.
Chatted with The Boy tonight:
The Boy: do you guys still get hbo?
8:42 PM me: no
8:43 PM why?
The Boy: theres this show about new orleans called Treme
i'll bring it with me
8:46 PM me: I've got 5 channels of hotel tv crap, 4 of sports and 3 news channels and that does not include Fox which I don't consider news
The Boy: oh you're in austin?
me: my hbo channel has some sort of wwii thing on
8:47 PM watching pbs
The Boy: nice
8:48 PM me: well, what can you do
The Boy: what are you there for?
8:49 PM me: I'm going to chair the first meeting of the Texas Digital preservation meeting
The Boy: congrats on that
The Boy: how big a meeting we talking about here?
me: we'll see if I totally fuck it up
8:50 PM The Boy: haha
you'll do fine
you're quick on your feet and you can bullshit pretty well
8:51 PM me: turns out to be a blessing
Special Days this week:
Today is Garlic Day. You would have never know it from my dinner. The cook must not have gotten the memo.
Tomorrow (or really today) is National Upside-down Cake Day. Can't we have a cake kind of day everyday?
Wednesday is Kindergarten Day, everyone go visit VodkaMom. She's the only kindergarten teacher I know. Well, I don't really know her in person but I feel like I know her in a totally unreal blog sort of way. That does too count.
The wildflowers blooming along side the road on the drive here were just lovely. In fact, so pretty I was even more distracted while driving than I usually am. Ranging in colors from soft pink to violent magenta, gorgeous yellows, blues, and oranges. Where are the pictures? It's well you should ask. I forgot to bring my camera. I contemplated sneaking out one of my D300 Nikons (yeah I have access to more than one) but decided that with my luck I'd break it. This is not the time to break an expensive camera. Tomorrow is my one year anniversary. I'll be out of my probationary period tomorrow. Breaking things will have to wait until Wednesday.
Well, I think that is probably enough out of me today. You all have a great day. I'm going to try not to make a fool of myself and then drive home.