Saturday, February 24, 2007

The glamorous side of consulting work...


Boston Scientific has a huge product launch coming up March 1st (on the project I've been working on ) so last week and next week are chock-a-block stuffed with full-on launch meetings. I came out to Minnesota Feb 19th and I'm not heading home until March 1st, spending the time living at the Hyatt and the Marriott.

After a full week of sessions I was looking forward to relaxing over the weekend and getting out to spend time with my Minnesota friends. Instead, at about 5 or so on Friday I got hit with some sort of nasty bug and have pretty much spent the 24 hours since then in bed (interrupted only by having to check out of the Hyatt and move myself and my stuff over to the Marriott). The highlight of that time? Ordering chicken broth with a couple of mahtzoh balls, some toast, and 7-up (the only food I thought I could keep down) from room service and getting charged $31. Gotta love hotels....

This picture was actually taken in a train station in China suffering from the flu after 3 hours of sleep but I think it nicely captures my current mood.

Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed in a week or so...

Becca

1 comment:

Old Man Grimes said...

First!

That is only funny to me and like one other guy, but there it is anyway.

Yeah, $31 is a little much for what you got. I paid $29 for a sandwich and drink last week in a Chicago hotel. The Mountain Dew bottle was a year past it's "drink by" date, which is well after it's (unmarked) born-on date, so who knows how long it had been sitting in the hotel kitchen. Hopefully your 7-up was fresher.