Thursday, September 11, 2008

Where In The World Is Bruce?

First off, let me begin by saying that when I found the above picture my first thought was "if I knew that Carmen Sandiego was that hot I would've looked a lot harder for her". Hot cartoon babes. It's a guy thing, what can I say?

Okay. Guess where I am. Need some clues?

  • It's not the first time I've been here
  • It's not on the East Coast
  • It's where the good guys settled in Stephen King's "The Stand"
  • It has mountains
  • It's about an hour North-West of the city that hosted this years Democratic convention
  • It rhymes with "Older"

Give up? Okay. One more clue. When I think about the circumstances of being sent here this time it leads me to say...

OH! Look at that. You guessed it. Boulder, Colorado.

Yesterday was my youngest daughter's birthday. She turned thirteen. Still can't believe it. I planned to leave work early to be able to spend more time with her and make the dinner she requested. At noon I had just finished asking my boss if I could leave a little early and of course she said , no problem. I went back to my office and, I swear, not five minutes passed when I got called back to her office and she handed me the phone. It was her boss. Informing me that he was asked to go to Boulder and he wanted me there with him. We had to leave RIGHT AWAY.


We had to rush my travel orders and arrangements. I got on a 9:20PM flight out of Washington so I had time to go home, make dinner, spend a couple of hours with my daughter and family, do the cake and presents thing, and dart out the door. I got to my hotel at 2:00AM Boulder time (4:00AM my time) and had to get up at 6:00. Right now it looks like I'll be here until Saturday.

Somebody really needs to declare the "emergency" that's been ongoing for almost three months now, OVER. We really need to stop running around with our hair on fire, take a deep breath, and concentrate on fixing the problems that have been identified. Not everything that is urgent is important and not everything that is important is urgent. And some of this nonsensical shit is neither urgent nor important. It certainly isn't as important as my kid's birthday or anything else having to do with my wife and kids.


Malach the Merciless said...

I hate bosses

Kitty said...

Well if I had to catch an immediate flight to Boulder, I might demand to have you with me too!

On the other hand, missing your daughter's birthday is not good. Hopefully soon all this 'stuff' will calm down and you can get back on with the important things in life - family and blogging ;-) x

Malicious Intent said...

And returning my phone calls!

Well this would explain why you are never at your office.

Dude, that just sucks, and on your daughters birthday...that just makes it double suck.

Sorry you had to get ripped up seemed liked you were finally getting your feet back on the ground.

Tell Cartman I said Hi.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Mal, I've hate most of them. Actually I love the one I have now but this was HER boss. To be fair, his boss had just asked him to go five minutes before he called me so he wasn't asking anything that he wasn't having to do himself.

Kitty, you little sweetie.

Sorry, MI. Outta my control.