Well its a Saturday morning and I am sitting in the airport lounge with a prime opportunity to catch up with some blog writing and blog reading.
I don’t normally fly on Saturday’s but work has arrange a professional development weekend for the whole company in Queensland. I’m flying Virgin Blue today which is also rare for me – it also has the side effect that I will need to delay posting this message until I can find a wi-fi cafe in Brisbane (or perhaps the hotel has it).
Unfortunately even if I was flying Qantas I wouldn’t be able to connect, to understand why, lets look at the contents of my laptop bag.
- 1 x Dell Inspiron 8500
- 1 x Microsoft Trackball Explorer
- 1 x Antistine-Privine Eye Drops
- 1 x Creative MuVo MP3 Player
- 1 x i-Mate SmartPhone 2 Cradle
- 1 x Copy of Agile Software Development with Scrum
- 1 x Print out of itenerary
- 1 x Polarmine Antihistamine Tablets (hayfever sucks)
- 1 x Filofax
Spot anything missing? Come on – there is a hint in there somewhere. Thats right I forgot my (*^&(*%*^& phone! Thats why I am no longer sitting in the airport lounge but am instead back in the taxi making a return trip home to get it. Normally I wouldn’t bother but because I have back to back travel plans it could mean I am disconnected for up to ten days – this is unacceptable – especially since I will have a number of last minute logistical issues to resolve today and during the rest of the coming week.
Normally I would just call my lovely wife and beg here to make another trip to the airport with “my precious” but I she dropped me off at work yesterday on the way to Melbourne.
Fortunately my flight seems to have been delays so I have a very comfortable margin to work within. Actually, the real reason for the comfortable margin is that I only live fifteen minutes from the airport (thats right, on the other side of Canberra :P).
I know the reason for my lack of mobile phone. I used it as an alarm clock this morning so when it went off I just reached over and turned it off before getting up to have a shower. This meant that it wasn’t in the usual position when it came to getting dressed (which is when I normally slide it into my pocket).