Yes folks! It's that time of the year again! Convergence is only 4 days away and everyone is firing on all cylinders, getting last minute preparations done, making sure all speaches are fine-tuned, all presentations good to go... in sum, making sure all T-s are crossed and all I-s are dotted.
And your Dynamic Duo is no different... after spending half of my Spring break in Florida, I was rushed to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport (FLL) in the morning to catch a flight back to Atlanta's Hartfield-Jackson International (ATL) to meet with David, who would be arriving from Perth, Australia (via Sydney and Los Angeles) at 3:00 PM EDT. My flight landed 3 hours before his, so I decided to take the train home and drop off my luggage then head back to the airport in my car to pick him up. I got to the airport 2 minutes before David texted me he'd just landed! Perfect timing. I waited for a bit in the baggage claim area as he cleared customs, and there he was.
|David arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's baggage claim area|
Before getting to my house, I convinced David to stop at Starbucks for a coffee - mind you, he does not drink coffee either. He decided to give the barista a hard time by requesting a plain banana smoothie. That's right, no Banana Vivanno for David! The folks at my local Starbucks are very easy going and decided, after warning David that they have never ever been requested to make a plain banana smoothie, that they would give it a try. Well, the results speak for themselves.
|David enjoying his plain banana smoothie|
|Smuggled goodies: Tim Tam double coat, Tim Tam dark, Tim Tam original, Chicos, Vegemite, Cheesybite, and Tantrix|
It was time for dinner! I went to our local supermarket and grabbed a few good steak cuts, asparagus, fingerling potatoes, and complemented with some corn. Grilling turned out to be very relaxing and food was ready in less than one hour. After cleaning up it was time to sleep. Tomorrow, our prep time begins, so it will be another fun day.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP