Thursday, April 27, 2006

Busy Bee

My first name means "bee" in Greek. "Honeybee" to be precise. And, for once, I've been living up to that "busy as a bee" cliché the past couple of weeks.

I went to the San Francisco Bay Area for a one-day meeting last week (12 hours of flight time for 6 hours of meeting - whoo-hoo!), with a free Saturday as a delightful reward. Of course, I was up at 3:45 for a 6:30 a.m. flight back to DC that Sunday. Ugh. I sat next to a man who was feverish, hacking, and snorfling terribly for the whole flight. I felt like I was flying "Dengue Fever Class." Naturally, I was sick by the next morning.

I'm feeling marginally better now (hooray!), and through the wonders of chicken soup and Vitamin C, I was ready for some great R&R time last night with the Sasquatch and another friend at the 9:30 Club, gleefully listening to They Might Be Giants. I'd never heard them play "Istanbul" live until last night, and that rocked.

I'll have a little time to write this weekend, and I'll go through my small handful of San Francisco pictures and see if there are any worth posting. My camera really is near death, so I didn't take that many pics. Regardless, I had a great time. If you love the Arts & Crafts Movement and get get yourself to San Francisco, definitely go to the big exhibit at the deYoung. It's magnificent, and they have Edward Johnston's original hand drawn "London Transport" font. Wow.

More soon...


Claire said...

Good to see you. That last pic is very cool.

Washington Cube said...

Loving the London Transport font drawing. Was the plane packed and you couldn't change seats. I've given up on the "it might seem rude" aspect of things, and I would have asked for another seat.