I lucked out on both points -- the hotel offered to shuttle me over to my hotel for a fixed rate that was well below what a cab would have cost and someone working at one of the airport restaurants found my phone, which I then received the next day (I threw him a twenty in case anyone was curious.
Both training and the meetings I had while I was out there were really productive, so that was good. But, after all the day's activities, you can't just stay cooped up in a hotel. You've got to go out and have a little bit of fun too.
I went to several places during the week. On my final night there, I went out with a college buddy of mine (good ol' T-Bag). Anyway, I highly recommend two of the bars that I checked out: Brewer's Art (featuring their very strong, but delicious beers) and Pub Dog (super cheap $2 beers if you buy them 2 at a time). Also, went to Nick's Fish House for their Happy Hour on one of the nights too -- that place was alright, but I much preferred the other two spots.
Here is a pic of the harbor and also one of a water taxi that I took to work on one of the days. It's definitely not practical, as it took us about 45 minutes longer than a cab ride, since it wasn't a direct route. We had to get off and walk a fair distance to another pickup spot to catch another water taxi that would ultimately take us to our destination.
And, now, a quick blurb about my recent restart of sports betting with a similar experimental meta-system as I had tried in the past. For those who aren't aware, I was sports betting using a meta-system that started off great and then hit a bad streak that caused me to pull the plug at my break-even point.
Anyway, the amount I'm betting is pretty small (average bet has been $17.53). After 21 bets, the record stands at 12-9 for +$44.24. We'll see if this experiment is more successful than the last. Either way, it's a fun experience and (hopefully) should not cost too much if it ends badly.
I might as well put up the current bets that have already been locked in.
|10/8/2009||NCAA FB||Nebraska - Missouri||Nebraska -3.0||-110||$16.50|
|10/8/2009||MLB||Boston - LA Angels||Boston Win ML ||-110||$11.00|
|10/9/2009||NCAA FB||LA Tech - Nevada||LA Tech +10.5||-110||$22.00|
|10/10/2009||NCAA FB||Alabama - Mississippi||Mississippi +5.0||-110||$22.00|
|10/10/2009||NCAA FB||Auburn - Arkansas||Arkansas +2.5||-110||$11.00|
Win or lose, I'll try my best to update progress every now and then.
That's all for now.