Monday, November 26, 2007

There's nothing on...

There's nothing on the Internet today. Strange, yesterday it seemed full of stuff. Perhaps I should look again?

Or perhaps I should get ready for Paris? Except that aside from the demo, there's nothing to prepare. You're all going to think me foolish, but I traded a weekend in Paris for a one day trip.

While waiting for word on the trip to Germany (timing, confirmation, anything) I got drafted into a meeting in Paris. The first step for any business trip is a "travel request" and so I filled mine out. For personal reasons, I wanted to fly rather than train. So I checked prices. A ticket is a fortune, unless you stay a Saturday. So I priced out a weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Paris with a 2 hour meeting Friday afternoon) and submitted for approval. And they approved it!

So I have budget that allows me to fly to Paris and stay the weekend. Or the same budget allows me to fly in and out on the same day. And that's what I'm going to do.

To all those hoping to travel vicariously or waiting for stories of more than airports, I'm truly sorry. I'm sure I would enjoy site seeing, but I'm so tired of the travels. And this way I don't need to check luggage or pack a bag. I take the train to the airport as normal, and I arrive home quite late. But I won't have to drag a suitcase, and I don't have to sleep a single night in a hotel bed.

So you see, I could prepare, had I need of it. As it is, I won't. And I'm quite pleased by that. Even though I've only left myself 4 hours to see Paris. Maybe I can find something interesting about Paris on YouTube?

16 comments:

judyd@computan.on.ca said...
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J. D. said...

Hi Morg,
Dad here,
This is a test. Delete this and the one from your mom.

quilly said...

Molrgan, do yourself a favor, pack your tooth brush and a clean pair of underwear just to make certain you won't need them ....

quilly said...

Hmmm, don't know who Molgran is, but Morgan would be wise to take that advice, too!

Deb said...

Let me know when you are interviewing for a secretary/laundress/personal shopper.

Theresa said...

4 hours to see Paris, that's not much. You can find my video of the Eiffel Tower on YouTube, along with about a thousand others. I was going to say, "Have fun," but I guess there won't be much time for that. :)

I Dive At Night said...

Dad, I deleted the first one, as I'm sure the email addy wasn't intended to be there.

Quilly, I have no idea who Molrgan or Molgran are, but I'm sure I could get a passport that said they were me if I wanted to. Of course all three of us usually flying with a toothbrush, less than 100mL of toothpaste, and a change of underthings. Years of experience has taught me that.

Deb, yes the "girlfriend" job is still taking applicants for interviews. The laundry part is optional.

Theresa, let me check... nope, I didn't put my Eiffel Tower video on YouTube... but I did make one. I've been to Paris twice as a tourist. Good times!

Kryte said...

I laugh my wide behind off.
Reading the comments to your blog is almost as entertaining as actually reading the blog.
Excellent!

Hey Morgan..i´ll let you borrow my winter hat if u need it...
ENJOY Paris!!!!!!

I Dive At Night said...

Kryte, thanks! But the tassles don't work for me... a little to Pippy.

Glad you're less XYZ!

p.s. If it looks wide, I think it's a problem with the mirror.

Kryte said...

I think u would look, if possible, even cooler with Pippi braids and my hat. Now THAT is a vision!
Pure happiness.

//K

Ps. I have tried all mirrors i can find. Still the same. But on the other hand..i sit very comfortably.

Adam in A'dam said...

So this is where you spend all your time, eh, Morgan?

4 hours in Paris, seems like more than enough time to be insulted, scammed, etc. Of course, _you've_ already become jaded with the wonders of travel, it would seem.

Minka said...

Take a pocket book fo phrases. the French don't speak English, by choice ;)

I am always a bit jealous when I hear about the places you see. What qualifications do I need to get a job with the company you work for. I can hold a screw driver, if that is what it takes. :)

Doug said...

I always pack for YouTube.

J. D. said...

Silly Morgan.....tired Morgan.

Hey Guys, don't feel sorry for M; He's been there and done that. If he's not staying the weekend, he's just silly and tired.....Love, Mom

I Dive At Night said...

Kryte, mirrors lie!

Adam, I hope they're rude. It wouldn't be Paris without that.

Minka, I think that holding a drink during a job interview won't help. Doing well on your exams would be a great next step.

Doug, like a suitcase, or a cooler beside the computer?

Mom, I get silly when I'm tired. (And grumpy when I don't eat.)

Doug said...

Morgan, a toothbrush and bar of soap for sure.