Monday, November 28, 2011
Airplane Bloggin’: The World’s An Open Book.
Flying at the moment from LA to Pittsburgh for meetings with a big company, on behalf of my newest client. An inventor. Truly groundbreaking stuff that I cannot yet disclose. Let’s just say that, if everythings works according to plan, the world could potentially be a very different, better place in the not-so-distant future. Hoping to see that happen, and I may have as much work as I can handle as well, which will be nice after a slow work year.
After said Pittsburgh jaunt, off the D.C. While I haven’t ever been to Pittsburgh (though I have heard nice things from my friends who’ve visited), over the years I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Washington. However, I haven’t been there in perhaps ten years or more (honestly, I can’t really recall when I was last there). When I was with Cadwalader, I spent a fair amount of time in DC as one of the partners for whom I worked was based in DC. Before that, I’d progressed pretty far in a job search with another firm in DC, Miller & Chevalier, and before that, my brother Scott and good friend David had lived in Alexandria, and I’d been down to visit more than once. It was also a frequent stop for tax conferences (exciting, yes, I know, please calm down) and training seminars.
Back then, D.C. had the reputation of being a very female-laden, centric, heavy, I don’t know. Lotsa girls. And lots of gay men, which helped the “ratio” even more. Guys know what I mean, its how many of us picked the colleges we attended. For real. Hehe.
So wondering, after speaking with a friend this AM about how DC has changed over the last ten years, gentrified and become more broadly inhabitable, how much the city has changed demographically. Not that I’ll necessarily notice in two days, but we’ll see. I will be seeing my close friend, Drew, who works in some kind of high finance job splitting time between DC and NYC.
He’s getting us in, it seems, on a corporate rate at the Mandarin Oriental, so thanks for that, Drew. Nevermind that, I just checked prices on DC Hotel Rooms, and the prices are extraordinarily low for decent hotels within the district. $67 for a room in Dupont Circle? Hard to believe.
In any event, I am looking forward to seeing D.C. again, and to move this client forward. Exciting things going on, for me, for you (though you don’t know it yet), and I hope to be able to share more in the near future.