Way back, a million years ago, I got sent out to Annapolis to do some support. I was out there for a month and they sent out the network guy halfway through my trip out there. The boss said something like “I’m not paying for two rental cars. You guys are staying in the same hotel, you guys can hang out!” and so I went to pick up the network guy, whom I had never met, from the airport. Luckily, we hit it off. He let me drive him around in my little rental Yaris and we worked together all week to upgrade this, that, and the other thing, go out to eat after work was done, and do it all again the next day.
Well, we had a thing happen this week that involved us needing to install a whole bunch of equipment with a whole bunch of weird rules into a brand new (well, new to us) datacenter and so, this time, the network guy flew out here and spent a week tinkering around.
For some reason, Colorado hotels are all booked up. He wasn’t able to stay at his first choice or his second choice or his third choice. Everybody was full. He got stuck in the, ahem, “420 blaze it special” that’s just a few miles down the road from where my house is and so we did the hang out thing again for the week that he was here. Work hip to hip all day setting up equipment, then out to dinner, then do it all again.
He leaves tomorrow which is just in time for me to collapse in a heap needing some serious introvert time.
And, wouldn’t you know it, my boss tells me that we’re having a networking kinda party. The various bosses and managers and bigwigs are coming over to his place for a VR gaming night and to discuss various work-related things like upcoming projects and goodness knows what else. All within the petri dish that is playing around in VR helmets. Personally, I think we need to make them disarm some bombs but we’re most likely to spend all of our time in the Steam Lab doing the various demos. (Though I will be showing them the deep blue sea.)
Which means that “introvert time” happens starting on Saturday, I guess.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)