Right now I’m sitting in the lobby at a Holiday Inn Express in Brownsburg, Indiana. I’m here for work this week which is both cool and kinda sucky. It’s neat to get a change of scenery, learn more about the industry I’m in, eat some good dinners on someone else’s dime, sleep in a king sized bed, people watch at the airport, get to know my brother-in-law better, be challenged by doing accounting stuff that i’ve never done before, and just change up my normal, boring, everyday routine.
The sucky part is that I’m away from Andy, I had half of my toiletries confiscated at the airport so I’m washing my face with soap (agh!), battling all the tangles in my conditioner-less hair and going without perfume for the first time maybe EVER. I was supposed to get coffee with a friend this week and meet with my small group. I’m not able to go to my gym and have to find time before 7:30am or after 10:30pm to use the crappy fitness center (read broken treadmill, elliptical and rowing machine in a room of mirrors). The water here is gross, apparently the eggs and juice in the continental breakfast have mysterious side effects and although the weather is fabulous, I’m inside a dingy conference room surrounded by files piled to ear height all day.
I do have wireless internet in the lobby though, so I can at least keep up with my email, myspace, facebook and blog after-hours.
That’s all for now…I need to get to bed so that I can survive tomorrow!