January 15, 2003

A Flurry of Flights I've

A Flurry of Flights

I've was informed last week that I had better start preparing for two upcoming technology conventions in late February and early March. I don't mind the conventions, and it's really kind of neat that I get to travel on the company's coin, but business travel is totally different than travel for pleasure.

Come February 23, I'll be flying to Dallas for a SHARE convention, although I have no idea what a SHARE convention entails. Ideally, it would entail half naked women, perhaps the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, whipped cream, and scented oils. Chances aren't good that will be the case. Hopefully I'll find time to prowl the streets of Dallas, but if the last convention I attended in Nashville is any indication, I won't find much spare time for anything.

Then, in early March, I fly to Indianapolis for a COMMON convention. Don't ask me why both conventions have to be in all caps, they just are. What is there to do in Indianapolis? I guess we're going to take a tour of the speedway, but to someone like me who views NASCAR (look, more caps) as proof our civilization is in decline, such a tour is akin to watching clothes tumble in a dryer.

Maybe it's the weather, or maybe it's the fact I haven't gotten a raise in over a year, but I'm starting to get restless at this job. I want to continue writing for a magazine or a newspaper, but this technology stuff is starting to get incredibly dry. I want to write professionally but about stuff that interests me and makes me laugh. Writing for Maxim would be right up my alley. I could write about penis enlargement ads and actually get paid for it.

Posted by Ryan at January 15, 2003 02:54 PM
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