November 7, 2008

Exciting Times

I had a brilliant (absolutely mind-blowingly brilliant, I swear) post about the election, but my browser crashed and I lost it. Sigh.

I'm in Vegas for work, writing this between meetings. I get all the joy of writing post-it notes with place names onto the back of signs. Mostly, I'm making sure all the signs that I laid out are beautiful and placed correctly before the attendees arrive. This puts me squarely in the non-creative world of the sort of people who thrive on operations. Don't get me wrong, I like to be organized, but not quite to the extent of minutia that an ops person enjoys...

Did I mention Vegas? This is a weird place. I'm hoping to go for a run in the morning and take pictures to post. Look, the Brooklyn Bridge! It rises four feet off of an asphalt 'river', but it's right there! And a little Eiffel Tower. Why go to Paris when I'm visiting there now? Inside the building, the ceilings are painted with a fake sky, the halls are lined with quaint little shops full of glittering junk, and every lobby and opening is crammed with slots, crap tables and card dealers. I'm bewildered by a whole city built completely around people wasting time and money. Totally weird.

Sooo...excited by the election. Bewildered by Vegas. Looking forward to a vacation in Joshua Tree next week with Jrex.

I'll post again soon, gotta go do more signage!


FarmWife said...

Just watching shows about Vegas sends me into sensory overload! You are a more centered person than me if you can hack it! Enjoy your run.

Rachel said...

I hear you on the creative v. operational thing.

Never been to Vegas, even though we're not really that far away. It bewilders me too. I would love to see your pics, though.

Aimee said...

Sorry the computer or internet ate your brilliant post about the elections. Thanks for the comment on my page. I hope I wasn't too much of a jerk this past election cycle, but I get really fired up when I'm passionate about something. I hope you understand and I hope I didn't step on your toes. I do get what you were saying in your comments, completely. Thank you.

I can't imagine how weird it is to see the world's landmarks all right there together. I'm with farmwife on the sensory overload; I couldn't take it, either.

Anonymous said...

I hope you get a chance to repost the lost elections post, I do love reading you, always gets me thinking.

I think I'd explode in Vegas from all the stimulation, too much!