Monday, June 23, 2008
My first business trip in two years
This week I'm in Hollywood, FL, near Fort Lauderdale and Miami, for an accounting systems user conference. For the past year or so I've been the backup IT administrator for our Unix-based accounting system at work, and one of the privileges (or drawbacks) to that role is that I get to go to the annual conference for this particular system. Last year it was in Vegas, this year it's in Florida. So far it's been a relatively uneventful trip. My flight landed at the Ft. Lauderdale airport just before a major thunderstorm stalled over the field, so we sat on the tarmac for 90 minutes while the airport shut down to wait out the storm. Once I got to the gate, I had another hour-long wait for my luggage. But by late afternoon I was sitting in my room enjoying the ocean view from my balcony and watching another thunderstorm roll by. Tomorrow morning my plan is to get up and work out, then go to the beach and/or the pool before going to a some tutorials in the afternoon. This trip is as close as I'm getting to a beach vacation for a while, so I'm going to try to make the most of it while I'm here.