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Some Unexpected Time Off

Well, it's been a while since I've blogged. But I've got some interesting news now, so here goes. I've ended up with at least a couple of weeks of somewhat unexpected time off work.

You see, I've been a bit unhappy in the sales role I'd been transitioned into at the beginning of the year. It's just not in my nature to do the kind of things that sales requires. Anyway, I stuck it out for six months, but my manager and I both agreed that it was probably time for me to move on. I don't like the job, and he can probably find someone better suited to it.

End of Winter Doldrums

Well, it's getting towards the end of winter, as March is nearly a week old now. It seems like March is coming in like a Lion this year, with a snowstorm hitting Friday, the day of course that I was returning from a work trip to San Diego. That disrupted the second leg of my red-eye trip home, leaving me theoretically stranded in Washington, D.C. until a coworker arranged for us to fly to Montreal and rent a car to get home.

Turns out, by the time we reached Ottawa (after a bit of a nerve wracking drive which included having a driver spin out on the highway in front of me... first time for that for me...) and I found that the people on the shuttle bus to the Park n' Fly lot with me had just come in on a rescheduled flight from D.C.. Oh well, at least we got there.

Down with Cubicles...

Even the inventor doesn't like them according to this article. I actually use the 'Personal Harbours' that are mentioned in the article when I'm at home in Belleville and go into the office there. They're actually fairly decent.

At work here at the Big Nerd Ranch, I'm stuck in a sea of cubicles... actually, where I'm camped right now I sit next to the windows, so it's not all that bad, and I've got lots of space too.

Viva Las Vegas

So, I was in Las Vegas last week for my company's sales conference. Quite unreal really. I didn't get a chance to gamble. In fact, I didn't really make it outside my hotel except for a brief run down the strip (which really, was a run/walk/run/walk until I got frustrated by the number of people and escaped down a side street) and then a trip with some other folks out to a casino after the reception on Tuesday.

I was staying in the MGM Grand, which was pretty interesting to say the least. The place was freaking huge! I mean, I had to walk a kilometre between my room and the conference centre. Parts of the place were just like a mall.

Blogging in Memphis...

Well, I'm about to start my last day here in Memphis... It'll be nice to fly back home, see Meghan and settle into my own bed :)One question... why is it that hotels provide soap, shampoo, conditioner and possibly a bunch of other things.... but not toothpaste?  Isn't oral hygiene as important?? (Note: I brought toothpaste, this is just one of the mysteries of the world I was pondering the other day.) Yeah Graceland!

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