So…the weekend was great. Drove down to DC on Friday night to see Jen and help her pack some stuff. Saturday, we rode back to Jersey and met Jay and Jen for dinner at the North Star Cafe in New Brunswick. Two words: Great wine. Three more: Lots of it. All I can say is that we had a great time, and a nice relaxing day following a sick amount of driving. Sunday was all about errands, shopping, new cellys and dinner at the new Thai place in my neighborhood.
This week has already been crazy. Monday morning, I was up at 5am to get Jen on the train to DC. I was at my desk in Connecticut by 7:30 and in meetings shortly thereafter. I did manage to get myself into a much more comfortable hotel this week, which is a major plus. This morning was non-stop meetings until lunch, and now things are slowing down enough to allow me to write several long-winded, emails regarding some Data Warehousing thing. Right now, I am relaxing and reading Why The Future Doesn’t Need Us by Bill Joy. I saw his recent interview on cable last night and found his stance on the dangers posed by the rapid evolution of technologies very similar to mine. His essays, as well as, those by Kurzweil raise some excellent, although dark, questions. Every day, it’s becoming more and more clear to me that I am a scientist at heart; I think I should be so by trade as well.
In any event, some random sent me a strange email today with a broken link to a story on a website called Lowbrow Lowdown regarding Z’s company, Beach n’ Billboard. The even weirder thing is that the story is like two years old. Anyway…if you’re interested, you can read it here.