If y’all heard a huge sigh of relief about an hour and a half ago, it was the sound of me not only getting my laptop back but being able to connect to the wireless connection at the hotel. Y’all can’t imagine what I have been through.
I arrived in the Dallas area yesterday at 4:00 pm and was told to turn my laptop in at the door on my way in so that they could add system “upgrades”. Umm, I’m sorry, did you say hand over my laptop?
Yes, yes they did.
So I sat laptopless (I just made that up) in my hotel room for 3 hours until finally Hite came and rescued me. We met our friend Jen at a great Mexican restaurant and were able to really catch up and laugh for a few hours. It is safe to say that was the highlight of this trip.
I get back to my hotel room around 10:00 last night and that’s when I discovered the TV Internet. It is hands down the most inefficient way to be online that has ever existed, but I was desperate. After holding one arm out at a ninety degree angle to balance a keyboard on a chair with a pillow on it to hold the keyboard at the perfect range to actually work, I managed to type out my two previous posts as my cry for help. I wish I were kidding when I say it took me about 20 minutes to get each one written. It seems like you should get some sort of better quality for something that takes that much time.
This morning I was reunited with my laptop for what could be the most mind numbing bit of computer system training in the history of the free world. They tried to spice it up with little games and riddles, but really? Really? Can you make sitting in a windowless room in the basement of a hotel for 8 1/2 hours fun? Because if you can, I’d like to meet you.
We finally finished our long day and had to go straight to a mandatory dinner. I’m telling y’all these people have no sense of anything that is important. As if confiscating my laptop wasn’t enough, they caused me to miss the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. I can’t say any more about that or I may cry.
Oh I know I’ll watch it tomorrow on my DVR but it’s not the same. If I had been home I could’ve opened up a bag of Sour Patch Kids and spent a little time with McDreamy, McVet, and the gang. It was truly painful to look at the time and know that there was no way I was going to be back to the hotel in time to watch and I KNOW pain because I currently have braces on my teeth.
The only consolation is that when I finally got back to my room at 8:51 (oh cruel fate), I was able to get a wireless connection for the bargain basement price of $9.95 (I don’t even want to think about what I’d have been willing to pay) and here I am. The problem with corporate America is that they don’t always appreciate what is really important…like that I have a blog that maybe six people are waiting to read and Grey’s Anatomy.