||[Sep. 20th, 2007|09:30 am]
The Veritable TechNinja
Back from my AWOL, I'll consider it successful even though there were some screw-ups and letdowns that made the trip a little daunting. Things learned: |
- PLAN AHEAD, I can't just undertake a major project and rely on my instinct to save me. Would've saved myself a lot of time if I had done my research beforehand.
- STICK TO THAT PLAN, waffling back and forth only fouls up both options.
- GET A CEL PHONE. If I don't get my Blackberry in doublequick time once I start the new job, I'm very inclined to just get one myself and have it billed to them.
- NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE DOUCHINESS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC FANS. Especially "electronic world music" fans. Double for slutty ones. Heh. No, that doesn't mean you Pat, it means the slutty chick from ESL.
- PAYING QUADRUPLE WHAT YOU HAVE TO FOR A HOTEL IS TOTALLY WORTH IT. Loud-ass high schoolers, rusty showers, "opening shortly" business centers, and useless, rude concierges are irritating. Irritation is why you're paying for a hotel, since you're taking a vacation. Save up first, and pay the big bucks.
- DC AND PGH ROCK ASS, BUT HAVE SHITTY ROADS. Cleveland I can take or leave, but it's fun. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame can be condensed easily in to an hour of going "holy shit that's Joe Strummer's guitar, holy shit that's Ian Curtis' handwritten lyrics, holy shit that's..."
- THERE ARE GANG SYMBOLS IN THE BATHROOMS AT THE SMITHSONIAN. Seriously. "I'm intrigued by the differences between a jet, ramjet, and scramjet. Now hold still while I pop a cap in your ass. Then I'm going to go next door to the Lincoln Memorial and have me an Olde English."
A good time was had, and now it's time to wrap up and get ready to be an IT Manager and make decisions for a 40-person company that has people in big, dangerous planes to keep track of.