I’ll do a more “deep thinking” e-mail when I have time, but for now, you’re getting Houston Quickie By The Numbers Part 2.
2: Parties that our company successfully put on at the House of Blues and Minute Maid Park
100: Times I said to myself, “You are such a white girl” while busting my moves on the dance floor.
6: Cups of hot water I have asked for from the hotel Starbucks for my hot tea. It’s free, but I tip. While I do have my own cups in my room, I like the cups.
4: Single-serve Justin’s Nut Butter packets I brought with me as part of my backup plan.
0: Single-serve Justin’s Nut Butter packets I have used.
50: Pairs of shoes that I drool over every single year at the booth of one of our advertisers.
3: Years running that this is still my favorite one. It’s called “Mardi Gras.” Party on.
2: Times I ate at YAO Restaurant, a place about half a mile from the hotel. I wish time had allowed me to go back every single time.
2: Times I ordered the same thing, as it was a lovely break from all the other options.
4: Larabars that I brought with me as part of my backup plan.
0: Larabars that I ate.
Dozens: Of people walking around in fun costumes.
Dozens plus profanity: Times I tried to flip this picture normal, but for some reason was unable to. I wouldn’t have included it, but after spending so much time messing with it, I had to include it on principle.
4: Fashion shows attended to show off all these costumes.
1: Original “Girl Next Door” that I got my picture taken with and autographed picture of.
1: Delicious sandwich I had for dinner Sunday night–finally a good sandwich after a couple failed attempts and empty promises.
7: Attempts to try and take a picture of the damn thing with “romantic” restaurant lighting and my lack of photography skills. Fail. I just want to eat the damn thing, not give it a glamor shot.
Maybe 1 or 2: Times I actually had the urge to hop on the computer and read blogs, check websites, etc. Sorry, but I enjoyed the break and change of scenery. A lot.
-8: The temperature back home when I got up this morning and checked the computer.
0: Minutes I will complain about it until I get my own bed, own shower and own food (then I might start back up–no promises.)
Probably 3: Days it will take for me to get caught up on work, laundry and home stuff without feeling manic and off kilter.
So, that’s just a quick recap, as I had a couple minutes before diving back into some more work. We will return to your irregularly scheduled ramblings next week from Michigan.
What have I missed with you in the last few days? Fill me in…