when it rains, it pours…

…and when it’s not raining, it’s *really* thick fog, as if the rain is being proactive by getting closer to the ground in vapor form before condensing into drops heavy enough to fall.

But of course I meant it *figuratively** because I’d been having a dry spell at work with regard to business-related travel. And now, this month, right before I go on vacation again and get everyone all mad at me for having the audacity to use the vacation allotted to me, I have two business trips planned to three locations in two different countries inside of a week. The countries don’t even share a border!

One of the trips is to the Paris area, but alas I won’t be spending any there outside of the factory, except the night I arrive. I’ll be performing a training with the users of the database/software I’m responsible for there. The other trip is much more interesting, because it’s Romania, and outside of 2 small excursions to Prague in 13 years, I’ve never been to Eastern Europe. Lots of stuff is going on there for my company, so I’m curious to learn more about it.

Oh, and thank you America, for sending a message with your votes. Dems, however, I wouldn’t break out the champagne* just yet. Apparently, Keith Olbermann asserts

“There is no line this President has not crossed — nor will not cross — to keep one political party, in power.”

So let’s see how the rest of this presidency plays out.