On Hiatus

February 29, 2008

Hiatus.  It’s a fun word to say.  Hiatus.  I’m on one.

On the Beach and In the Sport Coat

February 26, 2008

Another full day of people trying to sell me their stuff, interesting and informative but I’m not buying.  Anything.    There was a golf outing and a cruise which I neglected to sign up for, preferring to spend my evening on the beach. 

Other than a few hippies trying to roll me back into the bay, it did not suck.  Tonight is the formal dinner for which I bought the sport coat.   

Unflattering picture below the fold.

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My Own Private Florida

February 25, 2008

Last night I overindulged a bit, I met up with my rep for the firm who is springing for this trip, and I couldn’t buy myself or anyone else a thing, every-time I blinked I had a fresh drink in my hand or plate of food in front of me. 

I finally slipped away and went back to my room to put on my swim trunks.  The pool was totally deserted.

So was the hot tub.

It was great.  I’d jump in the pool and swim a lap, then amble over to the hot tub for a soak.  I must have done it for at least an hour, and no other guests intruded on my own private Florida resort. 


Made It

February 24, 2008

Finally.  The Airport was a fiasco, but I’m here now. 

 I’m going to go check this place out.  In the meantime, here is the view from my window:

Yeah baby
80 degrees, overcast, and freakin’ awesome.
I walked around the joint for awhile, it’s alright.
Ehh, it's OK
Main Entrance

It has it’s own private beach.

To keep out the riff raff

They stuck me way back in the private part near the harbor.

I'll be fine.

I’ll just have to make do. 

I’m Outa Here

February 23, 2008

Saturday’s Reality:

Well…this sucks

Sunday’s Forecast:

More Like It

I’ll be in Florida if anyone is looking for me. 

P.S. – Don’t look for me. 


The Clothes Make the Dog

February 16, 2008

does this jacket match no pants? 

I really, really hate to shop for clothes.  I’m about to embark on a journey to the men’s department, I need to buy a sport jacket for a business trip.  I have a suit…you’ve seen it, but it doesn’t travel well and the event is in Florida.  The event is business casual, but there will be a semi-formal dinner which will require a jacket. 

 I typically wear black or khaki slacks, so I’m leaning toward a navy-blue or gray sport jacket.  I’ve spent the last hour or so trying to get on-line color coordination advice from internet strangers.  I’m pretty much back to where I started, I’ll have to ask the clerk for advice on colors.  Teh internets have failed me this time.  I’m off into meat world to throw myself on the tender mercies of menswear salesmen on commission.   


Mission accomplished.  Went to 4 different stores and was studiously ignored by all clothing sales-persons.  I guess there is some sort of Abe Lincoln/George Washington Day sale going on.  I found what I needed off the rack and got the hell out. 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2008

Humorous Pictures