I have my iPod with me today and it has twice as many songs on it as the iTunes on this computer does, so I decided to use it for this week’s FRT. I just want you to know that I just realized I have 666 songs on the iPod. Maybe I should get those little rhinestone doohickies and put devil horns on it.
1. “El Caminos In The West” – Grandaddy
2. “Caring Is Creepy” – The Shins
3. “Firecracker” – Ryan Adams
4. “What If” – Coldplay
5. “Africa” – Toto
6. “I Will Follow” – U2
7. “Blue Diamonds” – The Long Winters
8. “Airbag” – Radiohead
9. “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” – U2
10. “Get Gone” – Fiona Apple
Girly whining alert: I am about to start my period any day now, and I’m ridiculously uncomfortable. My suit pants feel too tight and ugh. I’m bloated and achy and crampy and I wish it would just hurry up and start already so my body can settle down and, ideally, so that it will be almost done by the time I leave for Vegas on Wednesday.
So, yeah, I’m going to Vegas on Wednesday. I’m not nearly as excited about it as everyone seems to expect – it’s like, you say you’re going to Vegas and all your coworkers and friends are like “you suck!” but seriously. I am going on business, first of all, and I don’t know anyone else who will be there, and I’m not a huge partier or a huge gambler and I don’t have a ton of money. So I’m really not envisioning it as this out-of-control five days of partying where I’m going to come back and find out that I accidentally got drunk and married someone or gambled away my underwear or something. If you have any tips on interesting, not-hellaciously-expensive, traveling-alone-friendly things to do while I’m there, I’d love to hear them.
Oh, and here’s the part where you’re all going to think I’m a total alien who has never traveled before. See, I’m going to this training seminar, and it’s “business casual” and I’m wondering if I can get away with jeans. Not, like, torn up and run over by a car jeans, but, you know, just normal jeans. I totally recognize that I sound like I’ve been raised by Amish wolves or something here, but seriously, I have not traveled to the West Coast since I was like 6, and I feel like I’ve heard that conferences in Vegas are a bit more casual than conferences elsewhere. If I were going to an East Coast business casual thing, I would be packing black dress pants and button-downs or whatever. Do I need to go buy a bunch of khakis? Are you all laughing at me now?
I feel like a tool even writing this.