Airplane Plague, Trip Update

January 8, 2004

So I made a new layout in part to disguise the fact that I have nothing to say. Ooh. I guess I could talk about my trip, eh?

First off, I got the Airplane Plague. Seriously, I’m like the sickliest person in the world lately. I just got over being sick right before Christmas, but something about all the germs and canned air and people in airplanes tends to totally ass-rape my poor immune system, because I often pick up diseases when I fly, and this time has been no exception.

New York was fuckin’ cold. Which just goes to show you that I’ve been spoiled by the moderate climate of southwest Virginia, because there was a time when I wouldn’t bat an eye upon learning that the temperature before windchill was a whopping 7 degrees. But the forecast wasn’t QUITE that cold when I left, so I neglected to pack the heaviest coats and scarves and layering materials that made my time in Chicago bearable, and when the wind whipped down into my peacoat on the tarmac at Monroe County International, I thought I was going to die.

We had a great time. Our vendors are awesome and were all too happy to wine and dine us, and we went along with the whole thing with nary a complaint. And they took us to Wegman’s, which is really more than a grocery store.

Yeah, that’s right. I went on a business trip and acted like a yokel tourist in a friggin’ grocery store. But it was Wegman’s! And as part of our glorious Wegman’s experience, we ate dinner at their restaurant, Tastings. Go check that shit out, seriously. It’s some of the best food I’ve ever had, and was paired with fantastic wine.

We also toured the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film, which was absolutely incredible. I wish I lived there so that I could take advantage of the Dryden screenings.

And yes, we actually accomplished the work we went up there to do, and then some. This is my first day back in the office since before Christmas, and I swear I’ve never had such a draggingly slow day in my life.

My throat hurts. It’s cold. Thank goodness for heavy sweaters.

I missed you all. I’m glad to be back, and stuff. Bear with me while I get back into the swing of things.

Filed under: old diaryland entries


  • 1. Sandy  |  January 11, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    Wahoo! You're back! And with a new layout! I envy your mad HTML skillz.

  • 2. mike  |  January 11, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    so glad to have you back 'bug. thine tales of cold hath warmed mine cockles.

    so is ass-rape a clinical term?

  • 3. lorie  |  January 11, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    heh, thanks, sandy. this actually took me like all damn day to do. i'm remedial html girl, and i'm sure a real codemonkey would get the vapors at my messy code. but i'm learning!

    and yes, mike, ass-rape is a clinical term. so's cockles.

  • 4. wondermart  |  January 11, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    I said “oooh” out loud when it opened and got a few funny looks. Love the colors, very nice.

  • 5. mike  |  January 11, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    yeah, i second that verdict o9n the colors. very nice. i thought your URL had been taken over by benneton. or benetton. or whatever. united colors ahoy. good stuff. short sentences.

  • 6. will  |  January 11, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    Ah, lost in the supermarket again, and at a class grocery – no, more than a grocery…

  • 7. Gumphood  |  January 11, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    I really like the feel of this one. I am a sucker for those colors. they way they are set up.

  • 8. ginger  |  January 11, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    New site layout looks great!!

  • 9. Amy  |  January 11, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    For someone who's a self-proclaimed “remedial HTML girl” the code looks “clean.” You'd be surprised how messy some people can get!

  • 10. ~A  |  January 11, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    Lookin' good, good lookin'.
    I something very funny to say here – a paraphrasing of your post that was just foul. …but I'm a little hung-over and couldn't pull it off at the end.
    Judy, I don't know if you're gonna show me anything.

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