I flew in at around 7:30PM. There was a bit of a delay getting out of Newark on account of the fog, but we got to Florida on time. It's a gorgeous 65 and should be in the 80s tomorrow. When I left NY, it was cold and dreary and drizzely. F that. I got to my hotel no problem and had a very enjoyable chat with the cab driver. It's a thing. I really like talking to cabbies. I'll almost always start conversations with them. They tend to have lots of interesting stories to tell. Got to my hotel room around 8:30 and checked in. My co-worker is at a college reunion tonight, so she's flying down tomorrow morning to meet me and we'll set up our booth then. Since I'm hooked up with the corporate AmEx, I went and had dinner at the restaurant in the lobby, which was excellent. A cup of lobster bisque soup and a salad with pears, goat cheese, craisins and grilled salmon all for a very affordable $20. While I chowed down, I looked out the huge windows onto the river that the hotel overlooks. It was quite a breath taking view. I entertained notions of dipping into the pool, but there was no one in it, so I thought it would be sort of weird of me to go in by myself at 10PM. Instead, I hung around on the deck overlooking the water and made a few calls to my pals to clue them in and get the scoop on their lives.
A lot of stuff has been going on in my personal life for the last week, namely the death of my grandmother, of which I will dedicate a separate post to. I have also snagged a few more awards at Fang Fetish this round. I'm always so, so impressed by the amazing work the graphics team does on the award banners, so I invite you to take a look and oggle the pretties for By A Thread and Tea for Two.