Thursday, January 25, 2007

I'm here on business


I’m in Florida right now.

For business.

I’m not kidding.

It’s been raining since I arrived and I briefly saw the sun as I moved from one meeting to the next. I don’t really write about my job or anything, I think that’s best for everyone. But I thought I’d share a bit about my first trip (ever!) to Florida.

The weird thing about doing business in Florida is that everyone assumes you are here on vacation.

Let me make it clear, I’m not here on vacation.

In fact, I’m here with the only other person at my company who is surlier than I am. He asked if I’d blog about him and I said I might. I told him he could pick his blog name. He didn’t come up with one, but after several suggestions we agreed on Driver.

So Driver and I are here in Florida on business. And everyone is on vacation and it is weird.

Ultimately, if I had to be away from Boston and in Florida during some freakishly cool and wet weather, I guess this is a good time. I’ve heard from Deeps that is about 10 degrees and he has some kind of weird cold thing. I’m hoping it isn’t the Asian Cat Flu.

I hear it might be going around.

More dispatches when I get home tomorrow. I will say this: when I read several of Carl Hiaasen’s novels I thought he was exaggerating the wackiness of Florida. But from my limited exposure, I’m not sure it’s much of an exaggeration.

I come really like a weird place like this.

Tomorrow: Why is Florida burning? and Oh God, I think we’re in Disney World!

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Blogger Kristen said...

Have you had the opportunity to see some of the worst drivers in the world? Ernesto and I maintain that Florida drivers are the worst drivers anywhere, and are completely oblivious to that fact. Sorry to anyone from Florida. Maybe the sun gets in your eyes.

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