I walked out of the airport and was greeted with the roar of traffic. One of the things I always forget about LA is the sheer number of people. I always feel deliciously anonymous, which is not a feeling I get anywhere else. The palm trees made me feel homesick for a city I don’t live in anymore.
I was giving my briefing in the same building I used to work in, so there were lots of run-ins with the people I used to work with. I didn’t leave on bad terms, so it was all very pleasant, but it does get old, repeating, “Oh, I’m giving a briefing,” a thousand times.
My presentation went well! It even caught the attention of the man I call my “career crush,” since he has the exact job I want when I finally get good enough at all this engineering stuff. Not to brag (although I probably am), but my presentation was deemed the best of the day. This was owed in no small part to the animations I used for comedic effect. One goal for the month checked off! (Now, if I would just call the eye doctor…)
I fly back to reality tomorrow, so I’ve loaded my Nook with a number of trashy novels that won’t make me seem smart but will suck me in for most of my 6 hour flight. Sadly, this also marks the end of getting to buy venti lattes and premade salads and cookies as big as my face, just because it’s all going to be expensed anyway.
One more night, so I’m driving down to San Diego to visit my sister. Who needs sleep when there’s bonding to be had? San Diego always was my favorite, better than LA any day.
Have a great weekend, everyone!