Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Queen City Overnight

My tolerance level with my job has hit an all-time low in recent months. So much so, that I actually spent a night or two casually perusing job websites searching for new openings.
 
It's been a long time since I have felt that desperate.
 
So when I found out I was being forced to co-mingle at a conference in Charlotte, I was less than excited. A night away being stuck in boring meetings, complete with a mandatory presentation that I had to give? Shoot me in the left foot, already!
 
 
 
Although a night away in a hotel room with no snoring husband or kicking/screaming/clingy toddler? Eh... maybe I can get behind this yet.
 
 
 
Add in a wine tasting? Maybe it's not THAT bad???
 

 
The boss also treated us to dinner at Vida Cantina. It wasn't too shabby.
 
For the life of me, I can't get this photo to rotate!
 
 
But the real reason I was excited about Charlotte (and one of the major reasons why I brought my car) was that I wanted to go to Amelie's. Puff and I had taken Bimmer there back in March when we came to town (read about that trip HERE) and I was dying for their strawberry cream cheese croissant. And I may have also gotten a lemon cream cheese pastry. And a lemon macaroon. And a salted caramel one too. And then regretted not getting a chocolate croissant. Touch decisions, man!
 
The rest of the trip was uneventful. And while there is a definite gap in my job between departments, I was actually OK with going in the end. Mostly because I got to have a bed to myself and an evening to do whatever I wanted in a hotel room. (Which meant online shopping and uploading vacation photos! Both things, that are near impossible to accomplish with Bimmer around!)

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