Friday, October 1, 2010

On My Way Home

by Meghann on October 1, 2010

Remind me to send a Thank You note to my good friend at Winocular for his top notch chocolate stash at his booth the past two days.

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I’m not even 100% sure what Winocular is, but anyone who offers me Intense Dark Ghirardelli Chocolate has won my heart. Winocular what? Sign me up!

In my opinion good chocolate can make or break a booth. I learned my lesson this week – next tradeshow I work at, I’m bringing the good stuff. Ghiraedelli, Reeses, and Snickers all the way! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The morning conference sessions wrapped up earlier than expected. Fine by me. My boss and I were on the road before 10. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had an apple on the drive back to Denver.

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My boss and I were chatting non-stop the whole way back into town. I now know more about my boss than I probably would ever want to know, but it was great to bond with her this way. She is a very successful, smart business woman and I could learn a lot from the decisions she has made in her life to get her where she is today.

Did you know my boss successfully ran and built a multi-million dollar company from the ground up? She sold it into a publicly traded company a couple of years ago and had semi-retired before taking on the position as VP of Sales & Marketing at my current company. She didn’t ‘need’ the job, but was bored and wanted a new project. It must be nice to take a job on your own terms knowing no matter what you already have enough money in the bank to keep you afloat.

We had time to kill before our flight and decided to stop for a nice lunch on the way.

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Sandia was a great little Mexican restaurant about 10 miles from the airport. The weather was gorgeous – sunny skies, temps in the mid 70s, a nice breeze – and perfect for enjoying a nice lunch outside on the patio.

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We began with the made-fresh-at-your-table guacamole.

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The guacamole was pretty mild, but very fresh tasting. I had about half a dozen or chips with the green dip.

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When ever I dine at a Mexican Restaurant I find it impossible to choose just one item and always find myself gravitating towards the combination platters. Why pick just one thing when you have the option of three?

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Mushroom Quesadilla

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Tortilla Soup

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Mixed Greens

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The presentation for all three was beautiful and the flavor was right up there too. Everything fro the fresh corn in the mixed greens to the amount of melty cheese in the quesadilla was perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

Confession: I brought The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to read on the flight, but have been a little intimidated to start it. Long book, slow beginning, complicated storyline? I know people say it’s good, but it’s not exactly my style of book. :/

Instead I spotted this little number at Target in Denver and immediately tossed the other book to the side.

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Mini Shopaholic?!?!?!? Umm… YES PLEASE! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m a HUGE fan of the Shopaholic series and have read every book in the series at least twice. Only a few pages into this edition and I’m already. A mindless read is much more my style. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I grabbed a yogurt parfait at the airport to eat on the plane.

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And just dug into a mini bag of Peanut Butter M&Ms.

Hopefully, I’ll be pressing publish on this post when we land at 10:30 EST. Only three days away and I’m already ready to be back home. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great night!

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8.5 Hours

October 1, 2010

My lack of sleep from the last two days finally caught up with me last night. I crashed hard at 9:00pm and didn’t budge until my alarm rang at 5:30. It was the best 8.5 hrs of sleep I’ve probably ever had. I wasn’t in the mood to run this morning, so I created a more ยป

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