Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I'll Be Sleeping Good Tonight ...

I'm online again and boy, does it feel good. I haven't dropped off the face of the planet ... but blogging isn't easy when you don't have a computer. Last night in the hospitality room, they announced we needed to turn in our laptops for configuration. So, after dinner I sat in my hotel room and ... gasp ... read a book. Good lord ... I was one step from using stone knives and wearing bearskins.

They gave us the opportunity to go to an Irish Pub tonight but I just couldn't make myself go. I'm exhausted ... totally spent. Yesterday we drove up into the mountains and had lunch in Georgetown. It's a tiny little village nestled in a valley ... it's just as picturesque as you'd imagine it would be. In fact, I took the shot above by a beautiful lake in Evergreen.

It's not that I didn't enjoy myself ... or appreciate the scenery. But when you arrive at your hotel at 1 a.m. and barely manager four hours of sleep before starting your day ... it's bound to catch up with you eventually.

So, it's the end of the day and I'm in my pajamas, sitting on my "heavenly bed," eating Asian wings I ordered from room service. They're spicier than I'd counted on ... but, since I also ordered an amaretto sour ... I can't say that I care anymore. After today's stress, a cocktail ... even a wildly overpriced cocktail ... is money well spent. And that's what per diem is for, right? Self-medication?

Cause I drink alone
Yeah, with nobody else
I drink alone
Yeah, with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

George Thorogood - I Drink Alone


  1. Sounds like your are having fun...are you getting pictures?

  2. Some ... but honstly not a lot.

    See, you'd think that Colorado is just buggy with mountains. Maybe so ... but not in Golden. You see some ranges off in the distance ... but there are no snowy peaks anywhere nearby.

    So the first day, when we drove up into the mountains, I took a couple dozen or so. Tonight, we're going somewhere called "Black Hawk" where there are a lot of casinos.

    We're driving 45 minutes toward the mountains ... but will that be in the mountains ... I don't know.

    I'll be uploading some soon ... not a lot though. I don't want you guys thinking this is one of those boring family vacation slide shows! haha