this is the second time that i’ve tried to write this entry. i forgot the save the progress the first time around. ugh.
[url=/image.php?image=/images/2004/0228/IMG_0373.jpg&title=][/url]as i was flying out of san jose to north carolina by way of houston, i was stuck in the middle seat. my poor crippled self had a lot of difficulty sandwiched between these two people, but it was ok, the only comfort i had was that the inflight movie was solaris. solaris? ugh. it’s awful. i was so bored that i fell asleep. the guy next to me got up to go to the bathroom and so i was able to snap this picture while he was gone. when i got to the houston airport, i had asked for help to get to the next gate which was very far away. this nice little woman had a wheelchair ready for me and she pushed me across the length of the airport terminal to my next gate. the service was nice, but i felt bad for the poor girl who pushed me all the way.
while i was in houston, my flight was delayed because there was rain in houston. i think everyone in houston didn’t know what to do because it was raining and so all flights were delayed because of the mass panic…due to the rain. sheesh.
[url=/image.php?image=/images/2004/0228/IMG_0377.jpg&title=][/url]when i got to the hotel, the first thing i saw when i got into the elevator was this sticker. ahhh…welcome to north carolina. i thought it was pretty funny. i stayed in an extended stay america hotel. it’s a suite hotel, not to be confused with a sweet hotel. but there was a refrigerator, stovetop, and some dishes in the room which was nice. the hotel room was ok, no free high speed internet, but that’s ok, i guess.
[url=/image.php?image=/images/2004/0228/IMG_0386.jpg&title=north+carolina][/url]this is the tile floor to the break room. rather bright and reminiscent of chuck e. cheese, if you ask me. the break room is HUGE. bigger than my apartment. it’s crazy. i look at it and i am amazed at how much space there is at this office. when i got there and saw the two refrigerators, the vending machines, and the crazy three burner coffee maker, i knew that this office was unlike others i’ve seen. yes, indeed, this office had it all. i was pretty overwhelmed when i got the tour of the office. crazy is all i can say.
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what trip to north carolina would be complete without a trip to krispy kreme. that’s probably north carolina’s biggest claim to fame for me. and the krispy kreme i went to was HUGE. there was a huge parking lot of krispy kreme trucks and there was a large loading dock for these trucks. it was one of the distribution centers for krispy kreme. mmmmm. such delicious donuts. who could ever complain about that? i thought that the donuts were a little smaller than the ones here in california, but i didn’t care, it was ALL GOOD.
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it snowed in north carolina while i was there. i felt like i had the full experience. a little snow, a little cold, a little sunshine, and some krispy kreme. what else could i ask for? the folks in raleigh are a little scared of the snow, though, and whenever it snows everyone freaks out and is afraid to drive anywhere…even if the snow doesn’t stick. yeah, a bunch of wimps, if you ask me. but it does seem like folks in north carolina will get a few snow days in the year. that’s pretty cool, i guess.
[url=/image.php?image=/images/2004/0228/IMG_0455.jpg&title=north+carolina][/url] a high tech solution to the age-old problems of security. this office makes use of key fobs. no, not Fresh Off the Boat, fobs, but these uhh…thing-a-ma-jigs. it’s this little plastic thingy that you put up to a sensor and it opens the door. not a security card, but a tiny little widget thing. yeah. neat. what’s kind of cool is that you can restrict what doors this will open, when you are allowed to open the doors and you can even deactivate the key whenever you want. pretty neat, if you ask me.
ummm, yeah, i don’t know what to say about this.