I'm in College Station, Texas until Friday night. Before this gig, I had only been to College Station once before. A family friend was a jeweler here, and this is where we got our wedding rings. I'd driven through a lot during college while headed elsewhere, but with my UT sticker in the window of my car, I didn't want to linger too long in the gravity well of Texas A&M.
College Station is a Texas version of places like Happy Valley that exist mostly because there is a University there. Otherwise they'd be small towns with a red light or two and maybe one cranky dog watching traffic go by like all the rest of the small towns you pass en route to College Station.
I'm here for a small, regional conference, and it seems like it should be fun. This group doesn't do much socializing after hours, so it'll be back to hotel and work tomorrow night. I'm always a fan of the post conference bar meet up, but I don't think that's in the cards if the last conference is any indication.
This hotel should be a nice place, an extended stay hotel with a small kitchen, about 50 square feet bigger than my efficiency in college, but without the charm I'd added to the place. But, it's been noisy, and I can hear the upstairs folks walking around. Not something I'm used to in a hotel, and it reminds me why I gave up on apartment living.
Anyway, I'm pretty busy, straight through the weekend, so I don't know what blogging I'll be up to.
I've been posting a lot, so, you know, go back and enjoy the previous posts you might have missed.