Thursday, November 19, 2009


Thursday, November 19, 2009
Today I'm in Vancouver to see the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Moulin Rouge. We're presenting this show in Calgary and Edmonton in a few months so I'm here to see what we bought so I can turn around and sell it to the likes of you! (ticketsmakegreatchristmasgiftsbuythemforyourlovedonestoday!!!)

I used to travel a lot for work. Once upon a time I had this swishy job that I hated. I hated it, I hated the work I did, I hated the company, I hated myself, I was miserable and then, surprise, I was laid off. Ultimately, the only good thing to come out of the whole experience was the knowledge that the Arts world is where I belong. And Platinum Status with the Fairmont Hotel's President's Club.

And a really firm grasp on business travel survival strategies.

But anyway. Here I am, in Vancouver, where I've been dozens of times, walking up and down the street I used to, swishing around in the puddles, hauling out my business lady luggage, strategic packing tactics and sturdy, yet sexy walking appropriate shoes.

And then, I totally forgot a coat. And an umbrella. And some anti-frizz cream for my hair.

I am wet, I am frizzy, I am cold and I am cranky.

These, my friends, are rookie business travel mistakes. And I'm no rookie.

On the upside, I totally remembered my very best push-up bra and cocktail attire, so Vancouver: be prepared to meet my cleavage.


Robert said...

I'm so glad you brought the ladies with you. Will they be joining us for lunch tomorrow?
(I explicitly reminded you to bring an umbrella, did I not?)

Carmen said...

And you didn't phone me!!?? :(