Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On the road again: DragonCon, day 0


Sometimes, I'm so dumb I can barely believe it.  Today, I had one of those times.

I got up after a modest amount of sleep and went straight to work.  I wanted to be completely caught up before I got in the car to go to Atlanta and DragonCon.  I finished all my work, showered, and was getting ready to go.  I rushed out.

After driving to Hillsborough, where we planned to eat lunch, and after walking almost to the restaurant, I realized I had changed my dressing ritual by rushing and in the process had left my wallet at home. 

Dumb.

Back home we drove, so I could get my wallet.

Total time cost was about a hundred minutes. 

Dumb.

The rest of the car trip went well.  When I wasn't driving, I was working on my tablet, but I could not keep up with the volume of email that was coming my way. 

I did tweet a picture of the butt-crack side of the giant metal peach; you won't want to miss that.

After checking into the hotel and finding the room to be completely fine, I headed to dinner.  The meal was a tasty one, courtesy of Alma, a place that offered an interesting combination of Brazilian and Mexican dishes.  None were great, but all were good.

Back at the room, I found a giant maelstrom of work email, which took me until the wee hours to finish.

Tomorrow, the con starts.


6 comments:

David Drake said...

Dear Mark,

Are you in the Tesla?

Dave

Mark said...

No. The charging options didn't look good for this road trip, so I didn't take it.

Anonymous said...

everyone has a moment like that at some point. Please don't use the word "dumb" about yourself.

Love that giant peach. I have not seen it in many years.

I know y'all will have a great time at DragonCon.

Mark said...

Thanks for the kind words. I don't mind saying I was dumb, though, when I was dumb.

Anonymous said...

I guess I prefer the words "error" or "mistake" as the words "dumb", "stupid" and other words of that ilk bring back painful memories. Just my personal preference.

I bet your comedy show at DragonCon will be a smashing success!

Mark said...

Fair points. I tend to prefer to be hard on myself.

I fear no one will show up for the show. I very much hope to be wrong!

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