Party's Over - AU 2011 Day Three

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The Pour and Hurl is over and somehow I still have a voice. Now I get to suck one or two of my opposing thumbs and settle down and listen to others. What was I thinking?

I signed up for a full day classes but I also planned to prowl for other things today so I may catch only some of the classes in signed up for Live.

Like I said I know AU On-line really rocks. That turned out to be a good strategy because the IMPROBABLE jumped out and changed the plans of mice and men.

I Want a Better Breakfast

I finished my first AU 2011 breakfast on Day 3. Shows how busy I was. Breakfast is my most important meal. It seems to me that breakfast keeps becoming less and less exciting year after year at AU. Luckily, like Michael Weston of Burn Notice fame, I can survive on yogurt.

The Improbable Happens

When you speak about the IMPROBABLE, you Do risk the consequences.
I'm sitting quietly drinking my much needed coffee pondering an interesting day and the phone rings. Back at home an emergency came up. Suddenly it's time to beat feet back to the shack. Thursday not Friday instantly becomes my travel day.

Oh well. Flexible is my middle name. TFT

On the way back to the hotel to check out I've still got to grab my Speaker fees. AU Honorariums this year come in the form of a Visa debit card which is interesting and different. How many numbers to you have to remember (and not loose or forget to use) to get paid these days? 

Between the third floor Speaker Resource Center and the main floor I get roped into a couple of must have conversations with a client and a couple of different folks at Autodesk.

Tick Tick Tick...

I pack in a flash using the STUFF IT ALL in there method. Why do I always seem to have so much MORE stuff to haul away after AU? I check out just in time and SPRINT to the garage.

Lost in Space

It takes me at least 45 minutes to find my car. Mental state makes a difference.

Who is this idiot walking round and round with too much luggage pushing the button on his car fob. I was NOT alone. There were a couple of other people doing this same thing just on the level I was on that morning. We got to be friends eventually.

You see I carefully remembered the ROW I'd parked in four days ago but WHERE on this the broken up ROW in the quarter/half mile long parking garage was the problem. I thought I was on that end when my silver car was on the other end. Can you guess how many reasonably late model silver cars there are on a level in the parking structure (maybe 1000) when there are people who are following the walkers around to grab your parking space? Those who followed me all eventually gave up :) He's a moron.

Who would think to use ONLY a row numbering method in this immense ever changing environment? In Vegas there are dubious maps everywhere. Not in the garage :) In Vegas, they want us to NEVER leave or don't much care how long it takes for you to get out of Dodge.

See Ya Next Year

Time for the Long and Winding Road

Here are the classes I sadly never got to attend....Hope you enjoy(ed) some of  them.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Not Just a Pipe Dream: AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Pipe Networks

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
That Dam Corridor: AutoCAD Civil 3D Modeling for New and Rehab Dam Projects

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Get Your Style On

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Importing the Most Useful Data Into Survey in AutoCAD Civil 3D