The trip to San Jose was cool. We managed to stop by the Apple Store at Apple headquarters and each purchase an "I visited the mothership" t-shirt. That may be the ultimate geek statement, don't you think?
Our meeting went well, and then we had dinner at a Thai restaurant on Castro Street in Mountainview and a beer at the Black Watch tavern in Los Gatos.
The hotel was a Holiday Inn, and it turned out to be where BlogHer 2006 had been held. I didn't recognize it when we drove into the parking lot, but the lobby looked very familiar. As soon as I peeked around the corner and saw the courtyard, I knew it was the same place. Very random. (For the record, the room was nicer and cleaner than I remembered from '06.)
On the trip back, I bought Water for Elephants at the airport in San Diego. I read the entire book between San Diego and Kansas City. At first it reminded me of the HBO show Carnivale, without the supernatural stuff, but only superficially. It was really absorbing and entertaining and I recommend it highly.
Over the weekend, my husband and I rented season two of Weeds on DVD. It, too, was quite entertaining - arguably better than the first season. We don't get Showtime, so we'll have to wait until next summer to find out what happens.
Now that I'm back, it's proving to be a little challenging to catch up on all of my household stuff. The laundry alone is almost too daunting to tackle. Last night I started with the baby steps of washing the pots and pans, loading the dishwasher and changing the sheets. Maybe tonight I'll be able to work my way up to shredding the last several months' worth of junk mail.
Well, it's off to work early for me today. Enjoy your Monday as well as you can.