Monday, October 12, 2009

A rose by any other name would still make me cry

So I'm back and after six days of waking up between 3:30 and 4am, I'm glad to be home. In no particular order here are some tidbits from my trip:
  • I woke up no later than 4am every morning (yes, I know I just wrote that...I'm still shocked that the time zone never clicked with me...maybe that will be good now that I'm back on East Coast time)
  • Longest work day = 16 hours including a dinner with one of our vendors. I'm still impressed I stayed awake even if I wasn't intelligent talkative at the restaurant.
  • Each morning I walked to our staff room by the light of the stars. On the plus side the sky looked like black velvet with a few sparkles.
  • On my birthday Donnie had the hotel deliver a cake with a candle to our onsite bookstore where I was working!
  • A Marilyn Monroe impersonator sang a shortened version of "Happy Birthday" (think Mr. President) to me...a bit odd creepy.
  • Had my In N Out burger on the last day of the meeting
  • The tub in my bathroom was the size of a Toyota. The bug inside it was the size of a motorcycle so I didn't take a bubble bath.
  • I had great reading time on the planes.
  • I saw the Twins clinch the Central Division title (yay!) and then saw them lose two games to the Yankees in the playoffs (sniff sniff)
  • Now I'm going to try and catch up on the stuff I missed in your lives.

When I landed, Donnie and Bug were waiting for me and Bug had a bouquet of roses. I felt like Dorothy...there's no place like home.


  1. What a wonderful way to be welcomed home. Glad you had a good trip - sorry about the bug in the tub!

  2. Glad to have ya back! Hope you get caught up on all that lost sleep!

  3. Palm Springs? I just saw a video on a blog site of a woman who is in a show in Palm Springs. She is the world's oldest showgirl - 85. Did you get to see her?

  4. So Sweet!! I love that the hubs had your cake delivered to romantic. I bet Bug was beside himself with joy when you came home!
    Welcome back!

  5. Welcome home! I got the shudders when you talked about walking up at dumb o'clock for the show and dinner with vendors. WAY too many memories.

    And I am sorry I didn't give birth on your birthday. Lewis is too. Well I guess he is, since he is STILL INSIDE.

    Happy Belated! I am going to jump up and down now.

  6. Mmm, lots of reading time and roses..what else does a woman need..well, I guess that bubble bath would've been nice!

  7. Sounds like you've found yourself a good hubby. I'd have to remind my husband before i left that he needed to do something. I do love him, but he doesn't really get romance per se.

  8. Welcome Back, Happy Birthday, Night Night. Enjoy your own bed, your sweet Bug and that charming hubby of yours. All good stuff!

  9. Welcome home! You were certainly missed but I'm glad you had a good time!

  10. Aw, how sweet! Nothing better than coming home to the ones you love and miss so much! :)