April 24th, 2008 7:33 am |
Good morning everyone. It’s Thursday, April 24. I’m in Washington DC (well….Rockville, MD) Time to get up and shower. I didn’t get much sleep, Ben (my friend and guy that I’m staying with this week) burned his hand while getting food out of the oven. It appears to be a mild 1st degree burn.Â We put ice on it initially then ran water over it for several minutes.Â The pain seemed to go away when under water.Â We found some Neosporin and put that on his fingers.Â He and I didn’t get to bed really until about 2:45am.Â I hope he is ok.Â He was in alot of pain. I couldn’t sleep much since I was worried about him. I’m heading to Somerset, NJ today to visit the Ignite East offices and do some IT work while there.Â I’m on the clock today, taking a break from my “break”. I’m on vacation this week in Washington DC.
Took a short 8 minute walk to the Rockville Metro station.Â I thought it would be filled with more people than that, but it was very sparse.
Arrived at Union Station and got my tickets. I’ve only seen Union Station bustling with activity and commotion. I’m sure when I get back tonite, the station will be buzzing.
Boarded Amtrak Regional Train 130 on my way to Somerset. There will be a couple of stops along the way. My destination is Metropark, NJ.
We just stopped off at BWI Airport and on our way to Baltimore. The conductor still hasn’t been by to validate my ticket. I’m in Business Class on the train. The sun started its visible rise on the horizon. It’s a soft orange glow. I’m tired.
I’m really sleepy, but the jostling of the train might make it hard to sleep. The conductor came by and punched my ticket. He was a little too awake for me, at this hour.Â Come back in an hour and let’s see how I feel! [smile]
Pondering how to track my time today. I logged into Buddy and couldn’t find a category for travel time.Â I guess technically I’m on the clock as soon as I left the apartment eh? I’ll figure it out later. I’m hungry. The cafe cart is about 4 cars back. I just got up to go to the restroom and I almost fell into someone (at least he was kinda cute) while trying to walk the middle aisleway. Don’t this I’ll risk spilling something on my way back from the cafe. So far there are only about 8 of us in Business Class.Â There is a woman across the aisle and one row back, she is having outmeal or something. Another passenger about 4 rows up had a danish and a bottle of water.
Arriving now at Baltimore. The last pickup was BWI and now there are about 20 people in my car. Everyone is reading the WSJ or the Washington Post.Â A guy just came back from the cafe cart and he had a coffee and danish. I’m hungry. Now arriving, Baltimore Penn Station. All aboard! Lots of poeple at this station.Â Lots of folks heading up to NY I suppose. Next stop Wilmington, DE.
Just plotted the route from the train station at Metropark to the office. It is about 13 miles.Â MD (Michael Dembicer) couldn’t pick me up today since he is on deadline with Femara. I’ll take a cab from the station to the office.Â The guy in front of me got some kind of breakfast sandwich. I can smell the sausage. Ugh.
Wilmington, DE. Next stop Philadelphia.
Just got the inVentiv American Idol pool update from Amada at Palio. What?!?! Carly was voted off?? Are you kidding me?? Ummm…Brooke forgot the words! Top 6 and she forgot the words and lives to tell about it! So annoying. So after all these weeks, I have yet to score on the leaderboard.
Philadelphia. I am soooo sleep and my stomach is growling. Next stop Trenton, NJ.
Trenton, NJ. Next stop Metropark – my stop!
American Idol, Travel, Work