- The president of my institution took us younger employees out to dinner last night.
- I spent both nights with a yellow lab (Gallatin) at the foot of my bed, a black lab (Kayden) on the doggie bed next to my bed, and a Chesapeake Bay retriever (Spencer) on a couch nearby. Plus, there was a newfie (Porter) living downstairs.
- Catching up with friends who I haven't seen since way back when.
- All of the neat stuff that I learned about my new field.
- The caramel macchiato that my friend made for me, free of charge, at her coffee shop yesterday morning.
- The peppermint mocha that I got (with a gift card!) at the I-95 rest stop on the way home today.
- Finally getting to check out Portland. I've been meaning to for years, mostly with ex-boyfriends: was planning to take NY Ex there for Christmas two years ago & was supposed to attend a wedding there with South Boston Ex in June. Cheers to seeing it with friends & on my own!
Friday, November 09, 2007
Well, I'm back from Portland! After three days of trying to make a good impression at the conference & sleeping on a friend's futon, I am super glad to be home. :) However, the conference itself was a good learning experience & it was great to see my friends from college (who let me stay with them). Here are the highlights: