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Yaaay, I'm home! And not puking anymore! \o/

This has not been the best week ever. Don't get me wrong, the food has been FANTASTIC as the food always is in The Big Apple, and I quite enjoy our trade show since it's such a nice chance to actually see our customers face-to-face. The guy in the booth across from us said with wonder in his voice, "Wow, I've never seen so many people hug at a trade show before!" (We have some very sweet and loyal customers. It's one of the many reasons I actually stick with my not-terribly-remunerative job.)

HOWEVER. The hotel room kind of sucked. Aside from the night we came back and it smelled like someone had been smoking in there (not. cool.), I got bitten by - you guessed it - bed bugs. I laughed rather than cried since at least this year I know what to do and have all the gear to heat-treat my luggage as soon as I got home, so it was annoying but hardly world-ending. And I'd had the wherewithall to bring a couple of giant suitcase-enclosing industrial bags to boot, so I'd already been keeping my bag isolated in it just in case. Sometimes, it seems, paranoia pays off!

So got home on the bus yesterday morning...and my body promptly said FUCK YOU such that I spent the whole day curled up on the couch or on my knees in front of the toilet. Yeeeah. No, I don't know what happened either. I think it was just my body getting back at me for weeks of treating it like shit. Which I had coming, so fair enough. I'm just glad I'm feeling better today!

Also, my TV ARRIVED OMG but it's too big for me to lift out of the box on my own (yeah, I hear you snickering out there!) so I'll have to wait until I can snag a neighbour or [livejournal.com profile] neeuqdrazil shows up tonight.

So that's where I stand. I still haven't seen the SPN finale - and remain unspoiled because y'all have been so good about cutting for spoilers, which I really appreciate - and am really looking forward to the LOST finale on Sunday too. And a holiday Monday, wheee! :D Life is good.

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Date: 2010-05-21 03:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curgoth
I'll prolly be in the general area tonight, so if you and Liz want help unboxing the TV you can give me a shout.

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Date: 2010-05-21 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
Thanks man! Actually, I just enlisted her - if I haven't already corralled a neighbour by then, heh. But I very much appreciate the offer! (And if you're randomly curious to see my place, you're totally welcome to pop by anyway.)

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Date: 2010-05-21 03:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mycrazyhair.livejournal.com
Oh you poor thing. More bedbugs? Good call with the segregation of luggage.

And then to be sick on top of that? (((hugs)))

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Date: 2010-05-21 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks hon. :) Yeah, not the best of all trips ever. But you still "win" the sick "contest"! Is there anything I can do for you? Don't forget I work in the neighbourhood, so particularly as of next Tuesday when I'm back at work it's easy for me to drop by with groceries or clean a bit (I know, I'm a freak, I actually like cleaning) if that would be helpful. Seriously.

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Date: 2010-05-23 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] audreyovisual.livejournal.com
Oh, noes!

Puking too? Not good. I hope that doesn't last.

Enjoy a little time off, you.

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Date: 2010-06-02 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
Fortunately it didn't last too long! And thanks. :)

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Date: 2010-05-24 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostandalone22.livejournal.com
*hugs* I'm sorry you didn't have such a nice week.

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Date: 2010-06-02 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
*hugs* Thanks hon.

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Date: 2010-05-26 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soprano-yvonne.livejournal.com
Good lord, what hotel did you stay at? These days you gotta check reviews on trip advisor and pull up the sheets and look at the mattress when you get your room...especially in NYC.

Sorry to hear you got sick too. :( I have a bad record for getting sick on vacation, I'm surprised I wasn't sick in California.

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Date: 2010-06-02 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
Travel Inn. Ironically, I had done ALL those things. Fortunately, because I'm paranoid, I had also been keeping all of my belongings in a sealed bag and have the heat-treatment gear back home here so...yeah. Not a big deal in the end, thank heavens!

I'm glad to hear that California, at least, went well!

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Date: 2010-06-02 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ugh...perhaps I will invest in some giant luggage sealing bags for my NYC trip at the end of the summer. If the hotel even gives off some sort of vibe that there could be bugs I will go insane. I only feel remotely safe sleeping in my own bed and I don't like that we share walls with other people who likely know nothing about bed bugs because it's not a problem in Rochester yet. I'll be getting a house soon and surrounding it with a moat filled with diatomaceous earth, fire, and some spiders thrown in for good measure. (Kidding, mostly.)

California was fabulous, I'll have to go back sometime. :) Especially because we didn't see San Francisco, only San Diego and L.A. I'd also like to go on a wine tour of Napa Valley and obviously I'll have to go to Sonoma since that's where my store is from. So many places to go, so little vacation time for Pauley. Sux. :P

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Date: 2010-06-02 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soprano-yvonne.livejournal.com
lol, that was me.

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