Oh, hi. Yep, still alive. The last week or so has mainly been me working a lot between coughs. I am considerably better, but I may still end up consulting an allergist because it seems likely that allergies are playing a part in my recurring cycle of coughing. Not to say that I haven't had colds, too. That became abundantly clear when I started infecting key co-workers who now hate me.
I learned this week that I am rather frighteningly tuned out on the highway. I was commuting between a client meeting and my office (about a 30 minute drive) when I got a call from my brother-in-law. He said he'd been beside me on the highway for miles trying to get my attention: honking and swerving and generally scaring every driver on the road except me. I had absolutely no inkling of any of it. Frankly, I'm not even sure what to do with that information.
I've had two book club meetings in the past week, so there was a reasonable amount of reading taking place in my spare time: "Emma" by Jane Austen and "How To Live Safely In A Science Fictional Universe" by Charles Yu. The former was kind of a slog and I didn't finish it until almost a week after we met to talk about it. The latter I read in one sitting, which I would recommend because it's the kind of book that has a flow that you don't want to interrupt (and it's short, so that works out well).
On Tuesday, I got the first season of "Game of Thrones" on DVD. I couldn't get to them until Wednesday night and then I discovered that my Blu-Ray player's firmware needed to be updated before they'd play. Aargh! I am proud to say I actually figured out how to do the updates myself, so we've been watching one episode a night since then. It's just as wonderful as I'd imagined.
I got a chance to visit the auto show with Social Media Club of Kansas City on Wednesday night. That was cool. We were treated to a reception by Ford, which has been a social media pioneer among auto makers since the early days. If anyone would like to get me this car, I'm accepting donations.
Otherwise, it's been a pretty quiet week. I've had a lot of free evenings, including last night. That gave me the opportunity to do a little Trader Joe's shopping and make dinner at home, for once.
Tonight's another open night and I hope to repeat the dinner at home and TV watching experience of last night. Tomorrow I'm forgoing some of the things I've been invited to do so I can get my tax paperwork together for my accountant before it's time for my volunteer shift with the adoptable cats at Petco.
So what have you been up to?