Thursday, April 06, 2006

California Dreamin'

Turns out, I'm headed to California on Sunday.

Being the only remote member of the development team is not without its frustrations - not being able to go to the lead engineer and sit and talk through a problem is the main one. But it's not entirely without its perks, either.

Sunday morning, I will strap myself into a plane and head down to Mountainview, California, where the rest of my development team is. I'm kinda looking forward to it and I'm kinda not.

On the positive side, I get to meet the rest of the team and Jim Whitelaw informed me the other day that his friend has a sailboat and we're all going sailing on the Sunday.

On the negative side, I don't get to bring my family. Kim's never been alone in the house and I feel like I'm abandoning her to the not-so-tender mercies of the world.

Plus, I'm going to miss my guys.

However, it's for five days and it will be a valuable experience.

California, here I come.

22 comments:

Sean Woods said...

I think you'll have fun.


Perhaps you can scoff at their lack of an NFL team.

Liam J. said...

Aw, c'mon, the 49ers may not be very good, but they're still a team.

Mountain View is twenty minutes from San Francisco.

Shiny Beamer said...

OH MY WORD!!! SAILING IN CALIFORNIA?!?!? Sounds heavenly! Have an awesome time.

Pissed in Lethbridge said...

i'd come if I were invited.

Liam J. said...

You're not. Too bad.

When are you coming to Edmonton?

Shaun said...

I think you'll have a good time and your family will be okay. Everyone has to leave the family once in awhile for business and this will be a good test. Just think it will be that much better when you do come home to your family :) That's the best part about leaving is coming home!

Liam J. said...

You people and your unending positivity! Geez!

Vlad said...

I think that California will suck ass. I mean the perpetual +20C's, nice weather, blue water, sailing...

Yeah. That'll suck. Suck Suck SUCK!
SUUUCK!

Liam J. said...

Yeah, whatever.

Shaun said...

Yeah you better get your Will in order I hear that smog in California can kill people!

KimProbable said...

So...whatever happened to the part where you were going to phone your wife when you arrived so she'd know you were alive and well? Huh??!

Shiny Beamer said...

that is just UNACCEPTABLE! CALL, DARN IT!!!

Liam J. said...

I didn't get to the hotel until late. Sorry, Kim.

Shaun said...

No excuse! :)
I always call no matter what time :P

Sean Woods said...

Friggin' Leems!

Liam J. said...

Yeah, I called when I got to the hotel. I called the cell and there was no answer so I called home and left a message.

Shiny Beamer said...

ok, then. we forgive you!

Kyle said...

Rememeber, if someone offers you a San Francisco treat they want a reach-around in return.

Oh, and go visit the zoo, it was nice when we were there, and bring back Ghiradelli chocolate!

Shaun said...

You should bring back a San Fransisco Treat for Sam. I'm sure he would love that!

Can you bring those back? Hmm I wonder...

Shiny Beamer said...

can we please have more California pics? PLEEEEEEEEEEZ?!?!?!?!

Dylan said...

Dude, someone on your wife's blog just asked for 'bunny love.'

That's wrong.

Liam J. said...

Is that like puppy love, where it's based on some childish fantasy?

Fleeting are the cares we cling to as children.