Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Rambles

  • Busy and productive week at the office.  I have a short of list of must do items for Monday. 
  • Making progress on planning a trip for next summer, Air is booked, three nights hotel are booked, I have about 10 more nights hotels to figure out.  The Euro is very low against the dollar.  We were in Italy in February 2000, just 6 weeks after the roll out of the Euro and the Euro was about 98-cents.  It is about $1.12 today, it was up around $1.50 the last time I traveled in the Euro zone.  
  • I have a business trip coming up.  I have a meeting in Huntington Beach, California and then I am doing five days of training.  The training agenda is challenging, we present from 9-4 on Monday, 9-noon on Tuesday and catch a 2:00 flight to the next venue, Wednesday we train from 8:00 am to 3:00 PM and catch a 5:00 flight to the next venue.  The Thursday we train from 8:30 to 3:30 and catch a 6:00 PM flight to the next venue, that includes a change of planes, Friday we train from 9 - 4 and catch a 7PM flight, I spend the night and fly home on and overnight flight.  Yea lots of work, a grueling schedule.  That is the bad news, the good news is the first two days are in Honolulu, then Kauai, then Maui, then Hilo and fly home from Honolulu.  I have three days in Hawaii between the meeting in California and the training in Hawaii.  
  • With the upcoming trip I will be down to two states I have not been to, Idaho and Wyoming.  
  • I saw some political action this week, there is an issue I have been following for six years, through a couple of Congresses, and we have a bill in the new Congress, that is a good bill.  
  • I am ready for spring. Enough winter. 
  • Edited at 4:54 to add:
    • I am anxious about getting done what needs to be done in the office, so I drove into the office mid-day on Sunday to work for a couple of hours.  I parked, got out of car, looked a the door and realized I had left my building access fob at home.  I took this as a sign from the universe that I shouldn't work today, and headed home.  


  1. Now that's a schedule! I thought I was busy. You'll forget which city you're in with that much hopping around.

    Have fun!

    Peace <3

  2. David,
    Idaho and Wyoming . . . . sounds exciting!

  3. you ain't missing anything in ID and WY; it's fulla homophobes and redneck evangelicals.

  4. But they are BEAUTIFUL STATES! I have never seen a sky as beautiful as the night sky over Wyoming. And Idaho has no compunction about renting the honeymoon suite to three unrelated adults - 2 men and a woman!

  5. They have potatoes in Idaho.
    i don't know if there is anything in Wyoming.