Darn it. I just wrote you all a cleverly worded description of my trip to Norfolk- it was quippy, fun, drama-filled and was promptly sucked into the void when WordPress logged me out for some reason when I hit “publish”. For now, the rundown:
- Storms knocked out the hotel’s internet for two days- so no email, no getting in touch with morethananelectrician about lunch, no online school work, no blogging, and no work files. How did I ever function before the internet?
- Spent most of my time Waterside eating tourist chain seafood, cocktailing, and enjoying the 70 degree weather while it still malingered in the 50’s back in Pittsburgh.
- Realized that I am a pretty great employee when I am away from my Big Bad Boss (BBB). BBB has a way of making me feel absolutely incompetent at every turn. It’s a special gift of hers.
- It helped that I had two colleagues lobbying me with job offers including promotions and bigger responsibility. And money- plenty of it. In Durham, NC. While I am planning a wedding in October. In Pittsburgh, PA. I explained this situation- and they offered to hold the job if I was interested- until November. Pros: warmer weather, lots of money, close enough to drive home and see my family for the first time in eight years (no plane tickets required). Cons: double the cost of living, less of a “big city” feel, less travel than I’m doing now. Luckily, there’s no rush to decide. The fiance’ is on board if I want to go. The money is very persuasive. And chef-ing can be done anywhere.
So that’s the greatest hits. I’m back at home for two weeks, then your correspondent will be jetting off to exotic Oklahoma City. For now, I see the sunshine peeking from the clouds and that can mean only one thing. Time for outdoor cocktails with BC and his boyfriend. The rest of life can get sorted out after happy hour, right?