Mine was relaxing, especially since it rained, which gave me an excuse not to run errands.
Friday night was a perfect night. Went to a comedy show at the Chicago Theatre, had a lovely evening, and met a cat that liked me. Animals don’t usually like me – I think they sense my neurosis – but this cat kept pawing at me to keep petting her, and it was very cute.
Saturday, I went to a birthday/engagement party, and that was lovely too!
I did not finish much in terms of being productive, but I did exercise once, so that’s something, right?
Nothing is better for the ol’ self-esteem than a cat’s seal of approval.
I turned a nice $500 profit yesterday. Here’s how. First, I went to a wedding in NJ. Months ago, I booked a flight home from said wedding that would take off at 8:30 pm and land at 11:30 pm. However, Sunday, the day of this flight, I thought: “No.” So when I woke up, I called the airline and paid the $75 fee to get switched to a flight that would take off at 4:30 and land at the much more beauteous time of 7:30 pm. It was so easy to switch! GREAT. Except when I arrived at the aeroport, it turned out me doing this had overbooked the 4:30 flight. SO, the airline offered me $500, plus a refund of the $75, to get back on the 8:30-11:30 flight.
I assented. (I assented to be paid off to bail them out of the problem I caused them?) They even threw in $20 of meal vouchers (okay, that is not much in an aeroport where a $1.99 protein bar cost $4.59) and upgraded me from Regular chair to an Important Business seat. I sat down to read a book/stare at my phone.
FAST FORWARD to 8:30, when they delay the flight. And also 9:30 when they delay it. And also 10:30 when they delay it but let us board. Which looks promising! Except, in the end, I’d watched an entire movie while we were taxiing before takeoff.
I landed a little before 3:00 am. So maybe I earned the $500.
Oh wow what a roller coaster! I think you should seek additional compensation. How was the wedding?
It was great. My legs are sore from dancing like an absolute lunatic. (Alcohol was involved.)
I had a fantastic weekend! I gave my presentation on Saturday morning, and it felt like things went well. Someone passed around a sign up sheet to get my slides and most of the room signed up so I guess people cared about what I had to say. It was a nice experience to have people taking notes on what I was saying and photographing my slides. I highly recommend presenting at a conference.
So I was there for work, and I enjoyed the conference and all the people I met, but I also maximized my off time to do my Boston bucket list items. Cheers, duh. Good Will Hunting bar and bench, hell yeah. Fenway for a Red Sox game, you know it. I managed to get caught up in two separate races (a 10K and I think a 5K) so my take away is that everyone in Boston runs organizes races – that, and jaywalking is an epidemic.
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