So this is my third day in San Diego, I’m here for a big meeting of radiation oncologists. It’s a beautiful city, what I’ve seen of it at least. 🙂 I’ve had to wear suits, but it’s gone pretty well. It is really nice to have a business trip where I’m with other people. Usually on business trips I miss my family terribly, especially now when things are going so well. I mean, Leif and I are getting along so well, despite the addition of another child. 🙂 When Rowan was born, she was great, but the toll on my marriage–well, let’s just say things were looking kind of rocky. But now I actually want to spend time with my husband, he’s pretty cool and I admit that I love him.
I’ve been keeping in touch and he seems to be holding down the fort, so that’s nice. And here, last night, I went out with a couple of coworker and we played pool (I played badly) and pinball (also badly). But it was so nice to have a couple of drinks and just goof off. I miss that. I miss going to the clubs and dancing and just hanging out in an adult fashion where I can swear if I want to.
The hotel has these crazy animal print robes (which can be purchased for $120, whatta deal) but since last night was Halloween and I was dared to do so, I wore a leopard skin bathrobe all night. The orange leopard print went nicely with the purple animal print tshirt I was already wearing. 🙂 We went out to dinner and then afterwards a few of us went to play pool. We got there and I coincidentally ordered a Captain and Coke, not knowing it was Captain Morgan night. We got Captain Morgan tshirts, free Captain and coke samples, polaroids and a free captain mustache and beard kit. Totally silly, and great fun for me to just let loose and pretend I don’t have young children at home. I like having coworkers that I can hang out with.
And at the trade show, I think I pulled my own weight. I will say, I love being tall. Most men I can at least stand eye-to-eye on and it helps me feel like I know what I’m doing. But one of best parts is the new data sheet we had. (Warning, boring work talk ahead). The main physicist association came out with a new task group about a year ago called TG-142. My boss had made a spreadsheet with the tests and which ones were performed by our products, which was nice, but a bit unwieldly. I cleaned it up and put it into a bulleted form for ease of email and sent it to my boss so he wouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel. Well, he sent it to the other reps and now at the show my little cleaned up bulleted cheat sheet is now and official data sheet that we’ve been giving away to customers. I had no idea until I saw it here, it makes me feel special. 🙂
Well, that’s enough for now, but I do plan on doing NaBloPoMo again this year, so check back tomorrow!