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January 29th, 2007
08:39 am


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42nd Annual Arden House Conference for the AAPS
(American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

When I left on Sunday morning, ever so early, the snow as about 4 to 5 inches deep and very wet. Lovely for playing in, more's the pity.

Lawrence roads were well scraped. I-70 was mearly damp. I-435 was.... well, there was one cleared lane - that wandered all over the road. This lane was bounded by really slick slush. Eventually, even the cleared lane disappear, but that was okay, because it was replace by packed snow, which isn't so bad (expect for the fool in front of me who braked too hard and ended up in the median)

The airport was well cleaned.

My flight left on time!

I spent two extra hours in O'Hare waiting for my plane to get de-iced. This meant I missed the bus to the conference hotel and had to take a cab.

Cab cost $160. BUT, I got to see Manhattan island AT NIGHT over the Hudson. OMG, that's pretty! I think I could even tell where Central Park is, but that may be ignorance talking.

The conference had people talking from 9 am to 9-ish pm. I say 'ish' because only THREE people managed to keep their talks within their time limit. :p But I did learn some interesting things, some of which I can even use. Some of which I can't, like - how 'targeted' dosing is done (in some cases). VERY interesting, but not of much use to me right now.

Obviously, no internet for me there, since I don't have a laptop, but I rarely had time to care. I didn't even manage to call my own MOTHER so she wouldn't worry. Oops. Thomas never got a call, either. Nor did anyone else. It was a very busy week.

Home again, home again. The bus left about 12, but we didn't get to the airport until about 3 because a) the driver got a little lost and b) he was trying to avoid the really bad traffic (he did manage that).

Newark Airport is INSANE. You can't get from one departure drop-off to another without taking the whole damn loop over again.

My flight was for 8:15, but we didn't actually leave until 9:30 - our crew got caught up in some delay at a previous airport. Wee.

My luggage never got lost and my car worked just fine when I got back to it, so I suppose I shouldn't really complain.

Now, for a bit of WoW. I spent the weekend exploring the Draenei newbie experience. Finishing up all the Azuremyst/Bloodmyst quests leaves me with a character very nearly level 20 who is Honored with everyone but Exoder (Revered!!! with them). Um.... But I giggled all the way through the 'Kessel Run' quest/joke. They even had an unconnected NPC mention 'They say you did the Kessel Run in under 15 minutes. I don't believe it, myself'. OMG, funny!

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Date:January 29th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
I agree. Contrast that with the spiders, which gave me the willies. Like, upset enough to not appreciate trying to eat dinner at the same time. *shiver* Spiders have always moved right, but these.... To go from giggling to 'Gaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!' in no time flat.

Have you listened to the female Blood Elf jokes, though? Total vanity snark. And the 'Do you think the expansion will make me fat?' nearly killed me.
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Date:January 29th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
Heh. I hadn't run a lowbie draenei during the beta, so I only hit that joke last night.

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Date:January 29th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)

re: luggage, as in losing

I've only ever been even parted from my luggage once, and that was my last trip home from U Miami. I was still an airline dependent and got bumped in Tampa. My luggage went on ahead.

We've had more suitcase damage than anything else.
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Date:January 31st, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
You make me miss NY. Yes, it is very, VERY pretty in the dark. I am glad to see you got home safe and sound, and not bored out of your mind!
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