Ok, this isn't actually day two. Truthfully, I have no idea what HOW day it is. Yeah, it's that crazy around here.
I think I wrote about the ballgame already, so let's start there. Friday, since I didn't pick a studio tour, I started the day going for a walk. I discovered it's a mistake after a block. It was so hot and muggy! So I jumped in a green tour bus and enjoyed the breeze. The tour bus driver was positive and friendly (I think his name was Ron or Rob. Maybe.). When the bus got to the coast, I hopped off and bought a 90-minute harbor tour ("haaabaaah toooah" according to the locals) and again enjoyed the breeze. I took countless pictures and a few videos. Wonderful.
Had lunch at what was touted as the "oldest freestanding building in the country", the Chart House. That's the inside there on the right. Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, superb food. I wish I could get across town and hit that place up again. Five stars, according to me.
The tour bus driver headed back to the hotel was unfortunately not as pleasant. She aggressively cut people off, often taking up two lanes so people couldn't get past her. She came within a two inches of sideswiping a UPS truck. She dissed political parties, nationalities, other drivers… No wonder Boston traffic is so crazy if it contains any other drivers like her! Yikes! Maybe someday she'll realize that what she's sending out, she's getting back—in spades!
Back at the hotel, and after a quick shower, off to Sam Harrison's opening keynote. Sam is one of those wonderful, loving people who just ooze positivity, which I soak up like a sponge. The talk went great (although I'll admit, I liked last year's talk better), and HOW officially started.
The exhibit hall was a mad crush of people, as usual, vying for swag like suburban moms at a clearance sale on Black Friday. I just wanted to find the MOO booth and pick up my business cards. Which, I found out later, wasn't open that night. (*sigh*)
That's it for Friday's wrap-up. More later. Thanks for reading!
p.s. Your good juju today: You get back what you dish out. Make it good stuff!
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