Sunday, June 1, 2014

Little Rock, Day 2

Whew, ok, Day 2.  It started out really early with a 7:30 AM breakfast along with a 7:45 AM meeting start time. It was a lot of presentations and some brainstorming.  The consultants did a presentation on a data visualization project that I've been a part of and I wasn't sure how their reaction was going to be, but it seemed positive.  Yay! 

I braided my hair this morning and got several compliments on it :)

At breakfast, my boss turns to me.  "Tina, who's that guy that's sitting behind Jenn?" Oh, the Asian guy?  He's the new global health guy.  "Oh, he's cute! (wink wink)." 



My committee chair sitting in between us was looking confused.  "Oh, well, one of the things the committee chair has to do is find a guy for Tina." OMG, how embarrassing is this?!  I don't really mind the jokes between just us, but not with members.  Come on!  This is getting old!  Plus, hello, we just took a sexual harassment training at work.  And while they didn't explicitly say no to office romances, it's not really a good idea!  Ughhh.

There was the welcome session and then lunch was on our own.  Because some of us had to move to an overflow hotel, we got $20 gift cards to the conference hotel's Starbucks.  I got a salad and went back to my room to decompress.  Then before I knew it, it was time for hanging up posters and sessions.

I went with 3 coworkers to Flying Fish.  I had walked by it on Saturday, but the line was out the door so we went to Bosco's instead.  I'm glad that we were able to get in line and didn't have to wait too long for our food.  I got the 6 fried shrimp platter.  Michelle wanted the banana pudding and I wanted the fried peach pie.  She suggested that each of us gets one and we can share.  Perfect!  The food was delicious!
Some folks wanted to go out after dinner, but I wanted to go back to my room. I took a shower and when I went to brush my teeth, I noticed that the toothbrush was on the counter! EW! The cleaning lady got rid of the cup that it was in. I don't understand the logic behind that. :( Fortunately, the front desk had a new toothbrush that I could use.  The hotel staff also got rid of the towel I had hanging behind the door.  Hey, I could have used that again!  Why not be green and save some water?


June K said...

Love the dress, Tina.

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