After a week of holiday celebration, involving a whole lot of wine food and a bunch of family togetherness due to school being out for Thanksgiving (since, really, two days is NOT enough, fuckers), the kids went back to school today.
Choirs of angels sang. I heard them. They sang Billy Ocean and the Bacon Brothers. It was awesome.
I celebrated by working a bit, contemplating the logistics of car maintenance and garbage disposal replacement, and then drove to Alexandria, 40 minutes out of my comfort zone plus 20 minutes of Pentagon-GPS-Black-Helicopter “where the hell am I?” -ness to inspect a business establishment set up for people like me who don’t have an office (or hate their office) and need a place to work. It was one of those grown-up work experiences that required me to put on make-up and realize that all of my work clothes are too big. Sigh. Time to hit some thrift stores.
Great thing about the place is that its not Starbucks or the book store. People go there for work, they network, they connect and then they go home. Coffee is self-served, so its like an office, including the ability to send and receive faxes, something that is missing from my silly bedroom office when I need to fax, like once a year. The geek in me is totally in love, and thinks that the 40-200 minute drive is well worth the benefit of having a conference room at my disposal, in case I ever need to confer with someone. The problem is that this place is like buying a new phone when one’s current phone is just fine. Its stupid, but I really wish the place was closer. Then, I could make up my mind about whether to pursue the potential networking goldmine of a newly established business within an industry that is just beginning to make headlines.
Somehow, that all needed to be said. You should see me in office supply stores. Geek.