In other news, I just got the green light for my annual UK trip for the Great British Bear Bash. I booked the flights, hotels, etc. months ago -- getting a new job raised concerns that asking for time off within the first 30 days would be really, really bad. Thankfully, my manager understood and isn't concerned about me taking the time off and told me to "have fun". I leave this time next week.
The trip, in a nutshell will be: Manchester for the GBBB, Nottingham for some time with Dave Pike, down to London where K.K. will meet me up at Chris H. and Wai-Liang's for a couple of days, then into the Channel Tunnel on the Eurostar to beautiful Paris, France for two more days... sigh. Could my life be any more perfect right now?
I keep telling myself "I deserve this", but I don't sound too convincing. ;-)