Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The bay

Today I had the chance to support some of my software AG folks at a supply chain conference in San Jose.

It is always nice to be in the bay area and always feels a bit like home. Silicon valley has a certain vibe to it too from a business perspective. people here are very open minded, love technology and strive to innovation. The wonderful weather also contributes to a certain happy feeling when I am here.

Unfortunately I could only be here for one day. I'm stopping over in Vegas so I am seeing lots of happy places on my trip. Even though landing in Vegas and not being able to step out of the airport is a bit torture as well. Actually I could step out, with my hourly being probably around $40 out there it might actually make sense to get a quick taxi ride to the Bellagio and come back 1,5 hours later to the airport. Haha. The taxi would cost me probably 30 bucks so I should be able to make some money on my 3 hour layover, but I think I'm just gonna let it go this time :-)

I am looking forward to my next trip coming up. Going to see dad and the family in good old Germany. Jodi is coming too and we will go into the alps for a nice hiking vacation. I'm looking forward to this and my dad is prolly gonna kick my butt on the hiking trails :-)

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Location:Unnamed Rd,San Francisco,United States

Monday, July 26, 2010

So I have a new roommate I wanted to introduce:
A little family of birds has found it's home on my balcony.

I wanted to let the bird know I don't mind they're company, however the bird seem to mind me, for every time I step on MY balcony it gets quite annoyed with me :-)

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Location:New roommate

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Delaware Park

So I'm standing in the poker room at delaware park, waiting for a seat. Currently there are about 250 people waiting for seats. That is a lot! There are 127 people on the list for a 1/2 game, the smallest game that they offer and 41 players are on the 2/5 list. I'm in position 30 and have been waiting for more than one hour.

This poker room has just opened after the laws have changed early this year, and the casino seems to have vastly underestimated the popularity of poker in this area. It is about 25 minutes away from my house.

I have been playing here a few times now and every day this room is packed even during the week. Currently the room has 20 tables but the floor people here have told me they are planning to extend this room to 50 tables. That is good news. Seems like i won't have to go Atlantic city any more in the near future.

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Location:Delaware 7,Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood,United States