Minneapolis, day 2

My brain hurts from all the stuff I learned today. Training proceeds at lightspeed. I think I’m retaining most of it. I’m feeling pretty close to being ready to hit the ground running next Monday in the new position back in NWA. It’ll be a while before I get my workflow really efficient, but that’s a fun challenge in and of itself, right?

Finally got to IKEA today. I love it nearly as much as I thought I would. I’ve never been to one. I hope to go to one again soon. I ate the swedish meatballs. Excellent. So was the macaroni and cheese.

Bought a few things, including a tinkertoy-like building set for The Boy’s birthday next week.

Finally got to the Mall of America, too. I needed to go by the Apple Store to have my iPhone checked out. It was showing some display flakiness. They replaced it quickly, and I’ve already restored all my info on it. LOVE the iPhone.

Also got to briefly fondle a MacBook Air. Astonishing construction. WAY more solid than my MacBook. Still underpowered and overpriced for my wants (needs?), though.

MOA also has a Legoland. They were near to closing, so I just got to browse. The Boy and I will be having SO much fun with Lego soon.

Looking forward to going to Germany. Just 15 days away!

Tired now. Must sleep before tomorrow, another full day of training and meeting people.

Birthday!

My extremely recent birthday went pretty well for someone who’s closing in on 40 at something approaching lightspeed. I scored an iPhone (from myself, The Wife, and anyone else who contributed cash to the effort) and an iTunes giftcard from The Boy (he picked it out himself — he’s four). I was informed by The Boy that I should get “that hair party song” for him (I think he means “My Hair Had a Party Last Night” by Trout Fishing in America, a great Grammy-winning (or at least multiple-nominated) band not just for kids songs. They also live around here, too, which is cool. Check them out. All their music is available at iTunes.