It's weird waking up in a hotel.
Nothing is where it is supposed to be. The bed feels strange. The shower doesn't work the way you think it should. Also doesn't help that I woke up at 7AM, normal time, which is only 6 in bizarro world. So plenty of time to kill until my co-workers and I planned to meet up and head over to the data center.
After a mediocre free continental breakfast buffet, I read the local paper. Good to see that nothing particularly interesting happens in other cities. Finally time to head out, and I learn that our data center is, in fact, right across the street. So that was a nice surprise.
In terms of work, we managed to get most of our assigned tasks done by the end of the day. Which means we're effectively going to end up with two days to kill. Whoo-hoo.
Asked my Dallas co-worker where we could smoke. He took me outside to the grassy knoll. THE grassy knoll. In Dallas. It's like history, right in front of me. Co-worker then pointed out the book depository across the street, and the point where JFK's brains went flying out of his head. Pretty cool. Makes me wish I had brought my camera with me. Guess I will just have to get some pics with my camera phone.
And now I'm just killing time until dinner. Going to try for some Texas BBQ tonight, so hopefully that will work out well.
Update: Had Italian, instead. Well, sort of Italian. Italian-American, I guess. Still pretty tasty.
Also, I have internet again. For now, at least. And I fixed the XML feed for the site, so that should start showing up again in your favorite RSS reader.
Also also: I have now had three bums try to get money of me, in just over a 24-hour period. Fantastic.