First of all, happy Valentine's Day to everyone! Unfortunately I was unable to spend the day with my Valentine :( Here is a little rundown of my Valentine's Day and the adventures I had.
- 5:00 am MST - Wake up way too early
- 5:30 am MST - My youngest daughter wakes up and wants more milk and her binky. I get to say goodbye.
- 5:35 am MST - My older daughter wakes up with "goopy" eyes (pink eye) and let's me put her back to bed, giving me a chance to say goodbye.
- 5:45 am MST - I load up with a coworker and head to the airport to barely make my flight to Oakland, California. All the while scheming my date with my wife on Saturday.
- 9:00 am PST - Got to meet up with the Chegg China Team, and participate in campus tours at Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and Notre Dame de Namur University. A lot of walking, and a great chance to get to know some of the schools we represent. And I realized why California is a beautiful place.
- 4:30 pm PST - I drove for the first time in California. Note the time. That means rush hour. It is also important to note that I was driving a full fifteen-passenger van. And they were all asleep. For 1.5 hours. Thank goodness for the turn-by-turn directions from my phone!
- 6:00 pm PST - I enjoyed a delicious BBQ (and maybe a little Black Jack) with a group of some of the most talented people I know.
- 9:00 pm PST - I again drove a very large van full of people, now very awake and rowdy, into downtown San Francisco.
- 10:00 pm PST - Within minutes of arriving at the hotel, I witnessed the culmination of a high speed chase through the streets of San Francisco. Stolen car, exchange of bullets, and a horrific accident (I saw the horrific accident part, just 100 feet from me). Left with vivid images.
- 10:40 pm PST - Finally return from parking the oversize van in a parking garage that is too short (may have scraped the top of the van on some warning banners hanging from the ceiling), and made for compact cars. May I note that the garage was only one block from the hotel. It took 40 minutes. And it may or may not have involved going the wrong way on a one-way street.
And now it is time to go to bed so I can get ready for a great day tomorrow!