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Combining business and pleasure

Posted by Jäger on 2007-01-13 23:32:29


Whenever I go somewhere on business I try to take advantage of being there. Sometimes that's easier said than done; most of the times I've been in Los Angeles I made it to the beach (I spend all of my time next to LAX, so that's pretty easy); when I went to Boston on three trips in 2005 I did tourist things. My business trip to Cambridge in June 2005 was scheduled to have a day for me to go into London, but I forgot to tell the customer and ended up in the office on Friday instead of in London. The four hours I did spend in London merely wheted my appatite for an all-holiday return trip last fall. (Had I still been employed by the company that sent me to Cambridge, I would have volunteered to swing up to the customer in Cambridge and say hi or do something useful, but it didn't end up working that way.)


Widebody (2007-01-10 21:29:05)
Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000