January 13, 2007
Well, they'll all be spending almost a week in Munich with me. I'm going for work, but the best part is, I don’t even have to present anything. I just have to look presentable, listen attentively and ask good questions every now and then. After which I will be wined and dined and then go stay in a nice hotel.
There may be something to the whole “golden handcuffs” thing, now that I think about it. I don’t think many librarians get to go on trips like this. Above and beyond the fact that I probably shouldn’t get used to things like this, there are any number of reasons why sending someone like me on a fancy business trip might not be the best idea in the world.
First of all, while reviewing the prototype of the new system we’re all meeting about, I cracked up when I noticed one of the fake names in a list was Frank Sass. Things didn’t get any more professional when I tried to explain to my boss that Frank Sass is almost as funny a name as Mike Hunt.
Plus, while I was doing my fake dry cleaning in a last-minute panic Friday night, I found that not only had I Dryelled a cute corduroy jacket, fetching top and lightweight sweater but also had “cleaned” three plastic tropical drink doodads – a mermaid, a camel and a donkey. Which had apparently been in my jacket pocket since the boyfriend’s birthday in November, unnoticed. I guess it could have been worse. They could have clattered out of my pocket while I was actually IN my meetings.
Trip knitting has been carefully selected to entertain during a lengthy layover in London but not to cause upset if it’s snatched at security. Meilenweit Mega Boots Stretch sock yarn from the stash. Basic sock pattern. Size 1 and 2 needles – not sure which size the yarn will take, but I’m using bamboo ones to increase the chances of making it through security.
I won’t be blogging while I’m gone, but I’m sure I’ll have at least a few good stories to tell upon my return.
Posted by Ariel at 1/13/2007