Monday, July 20, 2009

Good Monday Morning... From the Road!!!

I am beautiful sunny Florida for a FPR Workshop.

(That picture is suppose to be a roundbottom flask. Looks more like Qbert to me. Whoever designed that must've been drinking and smoking something at the time).

Well, not so beautiful. It has been stormy, dreary, and just plain nasty.

You don't believe me? Look at this.

The palm trees look more weepy willows.

Florida is NOT suppose to look like that.

Despite the nastiness, I am sooooo happy to be here.

Not. I have been handcuffed, thrown an airplane, and FORCED to attend a weeklong work-related conference/workshop.

I got an email back in March from the head man in charge, telling me to sign up and go. I wanted to tell my boss "Can't you tell dude I don't like to travel for the job, and I don't care to go?"

That would've been a problem. ALL of management are VERY afraid of this guy, who is basically Zeus in their eyes.

An Oldgirl HATES traveling for work. It is too stressful getting there and getting square. I tend to break out in hives or something weird. I didn't this time. I'm just a little tired. (Moreso from hiking a mile up the road to the local grocery store for fruits and salad fixings....)

I slept well last night. Despite being in a very orange room...

When I turn off the lights, it glows in the dark, lol.

Okay, enough of my whining.

I'm gonna be POSITIVE. That is the word of the week. Be proactively POSITIVE.

I'm doing that ish on purpose, babes!

My goal this week is to learn 5 things I didn't know, catch 5 ideas that I can bring back to the lab. And I want to meet some of these chemists who I chat with on the telephone or on monthly conference calls from time to time.

That will make it a good week for me! A very good week if I can work that out.

My specialist told me the other day, "LadyLee you're gonna have to keep me from cussing folks out."

*LadyLee gives him the side-eye.*

Far be it from me to forbid folks from opening up their Book of Cuss.

I told him that I would ball up a piece of paper and throw it at him if he gets out of hand.

He knows me well. I think it is his way of saying, "Lee, stop working your puzzles, writing stories, and reading books and pay attention to what's going on!!!!"


(I get a case of ADD when things aren't interesting. My attention span is a bit better these days. However, I will be playing Scrabble on my laptop if I get TOO bored).

Hopefully the sun will come out and I can walk down to the beach. It'd be nice to wiggle my toes in a little sea water and get a few nice pictures.

Why, I could even pretend (for a few moments), that I'm on vacation!!


I should be posting every day this week... Not sure. I had a couple of prescheduled posts worked out just in case I had no internet. I can now add more!

Book giveaway is still in effect. Comment and you are entered in the drawing.

You all be sure to make it a great week.

As always, on purpose.


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  2. Oh snap, the room is Dreamsicle Orange!

    Or is that sherbert...

    Or Orange Sorbet?


    Anywhoo, I hope the sun comes out, you snap them pix, you meet your work goals and get some good eating amongst all of the carnivore heathens there in Florida.

    And that curtain print reminds me of a shirt I saw in a hotel gift shop somewhere in Hawaii...

  3. That hotel room needs a serious redesign!

    *Believer Grabs The Mic*

    The sun'll come out
    Bet your bottom dollar
    That tomorrow
    There'll be sun!

    Just thinkin' about
    Clears away the cobwebs,
    And the sorrow
    'Til there's none!

    When I'm stuck with a day
    That's gray,
    And lonely,
    I just stick out my chin
    And Grin,
    And Say,

    The sun'll come out
    So ya gotta hang on
    'Til tomorrow
    Come what may
    Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
    I love ya Tomorrow!
    You're always
    A day
    A way!

  4. LOL @ the orange room! WOW! It didn't look at ALL good outside..I know you didn't WALK to the store in that?


Slap the *crickets* out the way, kindly step up to the mike, and SAY something!!