Thursday, December 20, 2007

Week in Review

Sunday: Had to be at the airport for a 1:30pm flight to Orange County, CA. On the flight out my head filled up with some sort of thick snotty funk. Upon landing it felt like my head was going to pop. I had to kill 3 hours at the Admiral's Club waiting for a coworker to arrive. Once he showed up we headed to Souplantation for a quick bite before heading to our hotel in Laguna Beach.

Monday: Morning appointment in Cypress at a cement company. Lunch meeting in Santa Fe Springs with a grout and building products company. Afternoon appointment in Corona with a stucco company. Back to the hotel where I popped sinus meds for the 3rd time that day. Dinner at Sorrento Grille in Laguna Beach. Bed by 10pm.

Tuesday: Head meds before I got out of bed. Morning appointment in Orange at a stucco company. Lunch appointment in Compton with a polyester resin producer. Afternoon appointment in Riverside with another stucco producer. Late afternoon appointment in Rancho Cucamonga at an epoxy flooring producer. Long trip back to Laguna Beach. Dinner with coworkers at Mosun Sushi in Laguna Beach. Bed by 10:30pm.

Wednesday: Morning appointment in City of Industry at a stucco company. Lunch appointment in San Diego canceled. Decided to head back to the airport. I checked in for my flight which wasn't until 5:45pm. Upgraded to first class as expected. I decided to try to fly standby back to Texas on a 1:10pm flight. No go. Overbooked. Kill 4 hours in the Admiral's Club doing work until boarding time. Attempt to board with first class and the machine says "duplicate ticket" meaning they gave someone else the same seat as me - 4E. I waited 10 minutes while the airline person went down to the plane and told the nice man that she just upgraded to first class that he was no longer upgraded to first class and had to go to row 20. Took my seat and started reading a book about Pablo Escobar on the flight. I arrived home at 11:30pm. Bed by 12:45am.

Thursday: Woken up by wife at 5:30am because we are out of Children's Tylenol and need some. At the grocery store when they open at 6am for Tylenol. Back home with the Tylenol so that I can get Bug out of bed and ready for daycare. It is Bug's birthday so he is excited. I got him dressed and he wanted to wear his cowboy boots. Off to daycare at 7:30am. I arrive at work at 8am. It takes 3 hours to catch up on emails from earlier in the week because the hotel we stay at in Laguna Beach does not have internet. We had our office Christmas lunch at noon. I left work at 2:30 to go home and pick up the wife and Tony so we could take cupcakes to Bug's daycare for a party. Back home with the whole family by 4:30pm. Bug and I took a 30 minute walk in the neighborhood. When I got back I had to go into town to pick up pizza for dinner because that is what Bug wants for his birthday. After pizza we had cake and opened presents. At 7:30pm I wheeled Bug up to the tub and had him in bed by 8pm. What a day. The wife has been focusing her attention on Tony the past few days because he has a cold. Siggh.

Training this week?? Please. Between the head cold and the schedule - it didn't happen. I am absolutely going to take advantage of the time between Christmas and New Year's when I am on vacation and get back on track. Where can I get a job where I get paid a lot and have basically no responsibility with a very flexible schedule??


Blogger lauren said...

good god.

go ride, ride and ride some more.

and i'm thinking the exact same thing while i'm looking for a job.

you're a good dad.

12/20/07, 8:37 PM  
Blogger Cyndy: said...

OMG, that is a schedule that would strain even a monkey brain. I feel like I need a cocktail just reading that trip report, phew. Hope you get some down time over the holidays, and merry Christmas!

12/20/07, 11:08 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

happy belated b-day to the bug!!!!

when you find that dream job, let me know and save me a spot!

have a great christmas!

12/21/07, 4:44 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Lauren - let's start our own company and basically do nothing until the money runs out.

Cyndy - I definitely plan to do some relaxing.

Blue - you can be 3rd in charge of nothing at mine and Lauren's company.

12/21/07, 5:23 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Can I be fourth in charge? That way I'll be so far down the totem pole that I won't have to do anything at all....but still get paid a lot :-)

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

12/21/07, 5:37 AM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Rancho Cucamonga. I love that name! It doesn't even seem real; like a made up town in a Dr. Suess book. Cu-ca-monga!!
Man, I guess I had better quit my bitching; your schedule sucks. Except for all the fine dining. I got Starbucks and bagel in NM.
You are a good Daddy. And I remember those days fondly; enjoy them while they last.
You might want to look into the Porn industry. Sound like it may provide the job requirements your looking for! :^)
Now, we have to come up with a good "screen" name for you . . .

12/21/07, 8:44 AM  
Blogger bryan said...

hey, don't you guys take my job! I called first dibs at LEAST three weeks ago.

12/21/07, 9:26 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Porn industry? Go for a leading role. You don't want to be a fluffer...

12/21/07, 10:00 AM  
Blogger CyclistRick said...

When you find that job, let me know so I can hook up with the same thing!

Phew, travelling with blocked sinuses sucks. Get healthy. I hear single malt scotches are great medicine for that.

12/21/07, 12:32 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

sounds like all i'll have to do is watch, eh?

12/21/07, 3:41 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Danielle - you got the job. Merry Christmas.

Oldman - I hadn't thought of porn. I certainly have the gifts for the job. But I don't want to give anybody penis envy.

Bryan - you can be on the board.

Jeff - maybe I should buy some property and rent it to the porn industry. You know the set. A palm tree an old pool with a diving board and a lounge chair.

Rick - I tried a few gin and tonics, but they didn't do shit.

Blue - Jeff can get you the fluffer job.

12/21/07, 6:42 PM  

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