I’m sitting in a conference room surrounded by whiteboards, giant post-its, markers and stickies, lists and pictures and charts oh my. My coworker and I are about 7 days into an assessment of our client’s entire development operation; a fascinating, exciting and daunting task. We also have two team members in Bangalore that are helping look at the client’s operations on that side of the globe, meaning that we have a call or IM chat in the early morning (as they are finishing their day) and then another conference call at night (as they are starting the next one) just to keep each other all on the same page. Coupled with the drive down, there is little other time left to eat dinner and catch up with my gal before doing some reading and hitting the sack.
Last weekend was unbelievably gorgeous (I have the sunburn on my head to prove it), so we spent most of it driving around sonoma and napa and enjoying the wine and scenery. Friday night, we had pizza at the restuarant of the guy who won the Food TV national pizza championship and then saw Sin City (visually awesome, but worst dialogue ever). Saturday, we spent a great afternoon at Cakebread and then cruised up to Healdsburg where we had dinner at a really funky place called Barndiva. Sunday was mostly about regrouping and enjoying the fact that I didn’t have to hop the Airporter at 10:30pm to catch my redeye to Cleveland.
Anywho….back down to Earth in Palo Alto….I have some documents to pull together so I best be going. More details soon….