Windy City

I will be in Chicago for the next 2 weeks for Core Analyst Training.  I’ve told and I’m hoping it will be a blast.  It won’t be all fun and games.  It looks like we will be working 10 hour days and at least part of the day Saturday.  Packing has become my biggest issue.  I’ve never had to pack so many clothes before.  This can be attributed to most of my vacations being focused around beach attire.  Where as the norm for the Q center (Where we will be) is business casual.  I purchased a rolling garment bag for this trip.  I figure it will serve a purpose in the future as well if (and when) I am staffed on an out of town project.

I started a facebook group for CAS and some of the people are talking of playing sports.  This further complicates my packing issue.  I’m not sure how much to bring or what.  I also have no idea what to wear on the way there.  I’m thinking that I’ll just go in my usual attire, jeans and a t-shirt.  I can’t see any repercussions for wanting to be comfortable on the airplane.

This will also be the first trip where my backpack is not my carry-on item.  In fact it won’t even be making the trip.  It saddens me because that thing has been with me everywhere.  It must feel abused being replaced by my laptop bag.  This will seriously hamper the amount of “fun” stuff I can bring with me.  Pretty much space for only one book.  So to help myself I made a purchase.  I purchased an Ipod.  One of the 80gb classics.  The 32gb touch was incredibly tasty, but for $500 I had to pass.  I’ve spent the majority of today with it syncing.  Oye, it’s annoying, but Sync Must Occur!

I think over the course of the week I will try to update a bit on what new toys I got since starting my job.  It’s expensive getting a job.

I’ve been playing a lot of poker this week.  Standing in for Justin and then some for myself.  I’ve made the money in every one so far.  No big amounts (all freerolls or $1 entry fees), but still many hands of poker.

Time to pack.  These next 2 weeks should be a blast, but I sure am gonna miss a few things.  Mainly getting to spend time with E.  Love you hunny!.

  1. Congrats and good luck! Have fun on the travels within the same time zone!

  2. I already miss you hunny. It is really sad not being able to tell you in person all about our experience in Milwaukee this weekend. Also not being able to see you makes coming back not as nice. I’m so pumped for you to get back and come to Becky’s wedding. I hope you are having better luck than your flight with everything else. And i hope they don’t work you too hard.

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