I'm flying to Minneapolis tomorrow evening for a professional meeting. I'm taking a review class on Saturday-Sunday that will be helpful when I take the next part of the Board Exams. Then I will be attending presentations and poster sessions and the like until Thursday morning. I'll get back home by rush hour that day. I am feeling very tired and stressed. Unrested. Unsettled. Not exactly the best frame of mind (or body) for going on a trip. I woke up this morning with a headache not unlike a hangover, and kept it for most of the day, but I didn't have any wine last night. Hmpf.
I'm supposed to be all packed by now. It is 8pm, and all I have gotten together for the trip is my gadgets, software, books and DVDs. Not a lick of clothing has gone into a suitcase. What should be packed? I'm always afraid I will forget something crucial. It doesn't matter how many lists I try to make, it will feel like I'm forgetting something. I'm not much of a plan ahead person. Trying to figure out what I want to wear for the next week is not easy for me. I haven't been to one of these meetings before. I will probably err to the conservative side, i.e. boring business attire. According to the weather sites it will be hotter there than it is here. Hope those skyways are air conditioned... I don't fancy walking through a greenhouse-like tube for blocks and blocks in 95 degree heat. Maybe I'll make the employer spring for a cab ride here or there. Again, here is the lack of a plan showing it's ugly head. There are some other people from work going, but we are all in different hotels. It will probably work out alright.
I'm taking my notebook computer and camera, so there might be some posts while I'm gone. At the very least, I will be keeping up with your blogs. Have a good weekend, everyone!