Sunday, November 29, 2009

A new toy!

I've attended AU (#AU2009) for the past four years. This year's decision to go was a difficult choice since 1) I got laid off from Little in February; 2) I'm working in a new job that i) doesn't use Revit ii)looked at me like I was growing horns when I mentioned in my interview that i'd like to attend this year iii) will not be paying me for this time out of the office; 3) money is tight with the huge paycut I had to take.

Last year, I drug along my work laptop so I could review items from my classes and keep in touch through e-mail. Internet in the room was $10/day ... Yikes! So, I dragged that laptop around to my classes where I could tap into the conference's wi-fi. I knew I didn't want to do that again, so I figured I'd just be out of touch except for cell texting.

That is, until someone on the AUGI boards posted that they picked up an iPod touch. I was trying to convince myself that I was unimpressed by these gadgets and did not need one. Until this post made me reevaluate. Lucky for me, it was just before Black Friday and I had some time to do some research and price checking.

So, at 4:30 am on Friday, I found myself amongst the Wal-mart doorbuster crazies purchasing my very own iPod touch. I'm having a great time with it; and, i'm not going to be out of touch while I'm in Vegas this year!!!

See ya in Vegas!

Sent from my iPod

Sunday, November 15, 2009

a Wedding in Aruba...

just a quick post... more to save as a placeholder for me to come back and edit...
Douglas Field Walters, II and Christina Hoppe were married on Saturday, November 14, 2009 in Aruba.
51 of their closest friends and family members were able to attend.

May I just say, for the record, that Aruba is definitely a country I'd return to. For being out of the country, it was just like being in the US! LOL.