Finally back home

Wow, the trip was cool. Got to learn tons of new stuff about work. Met some cool new people, but now I am glad to be home.

Well, try to do the ski thing and it did not agree with me. I have a whole new respect for people that ski. I might take a class next time instead of trying to do it on my own. I took some excellent pictures the analog way which I have to develop, but they will be posted ASAP.

Tony Mowbray

Tony Mowbray survived the worst Sydney to Hobart on record, he circumnavigated the planet on his own non-stop in Australian record time, now he heads to the windiest place on earth … Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica just in time for 2004 aboard the same boat, “Solo Globe Challenger”. For him, it’s another adventure, another challenge. For us, it’s about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Today I had the opportunity to see this wonderful person do a public appearance on the seminar I am attending. To summarize his best points that were words that I already live by.

Negative people will bring you down, and will try to get you down even after you tried to leave them behind.

Talking about doing something is one thing, commiting to doing something and actually acting upon it is another.

Success does not come to you, you have to go and seek it.

I never tought a speaker could actually move me so much, but he did. His story is one that once is put into a book it will be an excellent read. If you ever have a chance to catch him please do.

Didn’t think I would have much to say but I was wrong

Well, today I had an excellent day with all the breakout sessions actually starting. 3 of them were great, I got to learn about some pretty neat stuff… but I did have a bad experience, well maybe even horrible.

The presentation had the word allow in every power point slided… as is this will allow you to do this… allow you to do that… is almost like the vocabulary stopped there. I will have to be disallowed from the word for some time. But that was not the bad part. The bad part was that the poor guy had a cold, and would not clear his throat so he would gargle while he spoke and over the speakers it sounded so bad that I tought I would for sure barf.

Now, my last session was about mass storage devises and other tech stuff that I will leave out of here… but this dude was a professional. His power point was messing up but he handle it and just was so knowledgable it was sick. It is a pleasure to be wowed by a speaker. The kick off of the conference was also good, their video productions were excellent and invovative with a glass half full/half empty take on that was great. And after that a whole Matrix take off that was pretty cool. A couple of pics are out on the Moblog.

Seminars all week

Well, this week is going to be a slow one here. I have seminars and limited access to the net. I really do not like posting work related stuff here for some reason, so bisides that not much to talk about.

Wait… that is right. Sunday I got to meet up with Billy, one of my friends that actully lives here in Colorados Springs. We went out and had dinner and then watched a movie, pretty much just talked about bikes the whole time.

Another thing is that the hotel that I am at is just awesome. They are holding the conference over here, and the rooms we have are just better than anything I have had before, well, actually Cancun rooms were a little bigger but still. Service here is awesome and the food is great. Even though it is a little expensive, so McD’s the rest of the week.

Fun traveling

Well, after a very eventfull day I finally got to my hotel room wich by the way is very nice. I have to say probably one of the top 2 hotels that I have ever stayed at. There are some pictures of the room in the moblog.

The day started fine, I got to the airport just in time to be the last person to board the plane. I am traveling with one of my coworkers. Everything cool up to this point. The plane was going to Minessota first, then onto Colorado Springs… but we had to hang there for about 3 hours. We decided to grab some food and when we are getting ready to pay he realizes he lost his wallet. That is where the fun beings.

For a while he searched for his wallet back in security check points, etc. Well, we figured that the wallet had to be back in the plane, so we go back to the gate we arrived at to find out that the plane had aready continued on to Bizmark. Lucky for him he was able to call the airline and have the plane searched… they found the wallet. You would think this is enough excitement for one day but no.

We were in an out of the Airport because it is a smoke free zone and my coworker smokes. So in the last check coming back in to finally board our plane, he left his laptop at the check point. The bad part is that we did not realize this until we were in the plane already leaving.

Well, now he has no wallet, no laptop and just a bad travel experience all together. I look at it as well at least I has a story to tell.