Friday, March 4, 2011


I'd heard many things about Amsterdam before I got here, so naturally the first thing I did was [REDACTED].

After that, what else could I do but [REDACTED]?  So that's what I did.

I was surprised the [REDACTED] was so [REDACTED].  But that's the way things roll in a foreign land, you know?

I want to come back here someday so I can [REDACTED] again.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Off to Nether-Nether-Land

One of the interesting things about my job is the travel.  In 2008 I flew home from Germany on my birthday. It was my birthday for 30 hours that day. Longest birthday of my life.

This week I'm off to the Netherlands.  I'll spend my time in two cities.  Because this is a family-oriented blog, I'm going to call them Amsterdarn and Rotterdarn. 

Going to Europe is great, because a day-and-a-half meeting takes a full week when you bundle in travel time.  I leave today, and get in tomorrow at 2pm, but it will really only be 8am.  Then I'll try to stay up until 9pm, but I know I'll wake up at 3am or some ridiculous time in the dead of night.

Then I'll spend my day-and-a-half in meetings, and my body will adjust, and right when it's firmly calibrated I'll fly home, making it to my house at 8:30pm, which will really be 2:30 am. 

Good times.  I'm expecting at least one good blog post to come out of this trip.  Hopefully I'll be able to publish it.  That family-oriented thing might be a show stopper, from what I've been told about Amsterdarn.