Okay... This sucks. I just spent the last 10 minutes typing up a nice novel on how today was spent, and I then proceeded to accidentally delete it. How unfortunate. Let's see if I can do it again.
....nope. Sorry... I'm tired, and it's late (it's now 12:30am), and I've got to get up tomorrow morning.
Suffice it to say that today was filled with strobe-lit rain at 20,000 feet (looked way cool), a wonderful 3 and a half hour conversation with a Lutheran pastor named Terry, a Quiznos sub sandwich with the best mushrooms I've ever had on a sub, and a successful flight to Green Bay Wisconsin.
Ugh.. It kills me to lose work like that. I really want to type it up again. I was 99% finished, when my fingers unfortunately pressed the alt key and the left arrow key. This makes the browser go back in history, and thus caused me to lose the whole she-bang.
Ah, well.. Let's try again.. I'm tired, yes, but I'm still typing.
So, I left the car to enter the Salt Lake City airport, after smothering my children and beautiful wife with kisses, at around 3:05pm. My flight for Minneapolis left at 4:30. We were good. Indeed we were...
...that is, until I went passed security and had my wonderful hair-gel taken away from me. Note-to-self: Don't carry huge bottles of hair gel to the airport. (huge as in 8 ounces). They might think it's some sort of bomb and have to throw it away. For crimony sakes, people.. Just smell it! It's HAIR GEL!!
During the 4 hour flight, I had the pleasure of sitting next to a man I later found out was a Lutheran Pastor who was very, very kind and a great conversationalist. We talked about everything from Politics to religion, technology, the Internet, problems with society, an amazing service trip he took (twice) to Papa New Guinea to help the villages there build houses to live in, my 2-year service as a missionary, perspectives on life, and the fact that this world really needs to be more loving, and a little less biting, self-centered, and extremist.
Yup... A conversation like that can make a 4 hour flight seem like 30 minutes. Good times.
After we landed, Steve and I quickly found where the food was, and headed for some Quiznos goodness. I had a sub with the best mushrooms I've ever tasted on a sub. Wow, they were good!
Then, we headed from Minneapolis on a flight to Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Soon, after the flight began (don't you just love the "G"'s felt from the run-way on take-off! Wow, that's some serious power!) Anyway... Soon after take-off, both Steve and I noticed this amazing amount of hail... or rain... or snow... or something whizzing past the strobe-light on the tip of the wing. I stared at it for about 10 minutes straight. It was eerily beautiful. Anyway...
We arrived here at Green Bay, and this is where I'll be for the next three days learning all about how Enzymatic does their web work with Microsoft technologies.
For now, I'm excited and optimistic to meet new potential friends, learn new things, and hopefully still be able to live as securely within the Linux world as I have been for the past 5 years.
...We'll see... Miracles still happen.
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