Sunday, June 8, 2008

Trip Tomorrow

I have to fly to LA tomorrow. Just for the day. Get on a plane at 6:30am and come back by 6pm. I have to go to the DAC conference. DAC is the Design Automation Conference - that is currently what I do for a living and this is the biggest conference of the year. Usually I have to go for an entire week. Last year I got a terrible urinary tract infection and had to fly home early (well 4 hours early - but still early.) At this conference there are thousands (ok hundreds) of used car salesmen vendors that are all trying to sell you on their product. I'm a "buyer" so I'm looking at their products.

When I first went to my first DAC, I was so excited. I felt like "I HAD ARRIVED!" But, now, the novelty has worn off and I just dread it. It almost got cancelled this year because of cost cutting measures (which sort of sucks, because it's actually a really important part of my job - knowing what is currently in the industry and all.) But, I was able to convince those in power (clearly not me anymore) that I should at least go for the free day and that the plane trip wouldn't cost more than a few hundred dollars.

So, I fly to LA tomorrow. And I return tomorrow night. I look forward to the plane ride so I can read my book and maybe watch an episode of Weeds on my iPhone (damn I love that show.)

I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.

4 comments:

Katie said...

Via NaComLeavMo..
Glad to know it's not just me who looks forward to being away from home as the only chance to get any decent reading done. Enjoy your trip.

Amanda said...

I use my visit to see Dr. Man to catch up on my podcasts. I completely understand.

(Here via NCLM)

alice said...

I can't imagine having a UTI on a plane, that must have been awful.

Enjoy LA!

(NCLM)

DC said...

Hope you have a safe trip!

Thank you SO MUCH for the lead on the create-your-own-superhero site!!! I LOVE it!!!! :)