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August 19, 2006

Bay Area Visit--I Wish it Wasn't Work Related

This last week I had a major customer project in Northern California. Spent the week working with some very cool guys including Francesco from Italy who was in town to assist with some software issues since he was one of the writers of said software. I got the opportunity to show him around San Francisco.

Well, we were in the East Bay and decided to come across the Bay Bridge, head down Market, by the Embarcadero, head out the Golden Gate and come back across from Marin. I got lost on all of the major parts of this, including a very scary trip through downtown Oakland that reminded me of the opening scene of Office Space, as Michael Bolton acts all hardcore singing to rap music until he pulls up next to a black man in his car, rolling up the windows and locking the doors. (BTW, possibly my favorite movie ever) But I had our guest in the car and didn't want to freak him out, so I played it cool. You know, like Fonzy. What's Fonzy like? Well, the fog was coming in and I got disoriented and ended up finally realizing that I was on the south side of SF when I was trying to get to the Golden Gate. Finally, I proceeded to get lost in Marin.

Franceso kept suggesting we ask for directions. How decidedly un-American, and one better, how decidedly un-American Male. That is admitting weakness. I use Texas Diplomacy in these parts. As long as we don't run out of gas or get killed, it is "an adventure".

Well, long story short, I am heading back to the Bay on Monday to do some more work. I have been crazy busy the last week, hence the lack of postings. But I am working with several companies to provide more information on the site as well as do the site upgrades at the same time as doing my day job. Plus I have other things going on, and on top of it all, it is football season and I have a monthly jeep trip to take. And all of it is just to fill time until ski season when I can start blogging full time again about you know, skiing?!?!?! I am counting the days.

Posted by Justin at August 19, 2006 10:49 PM