Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Good News/Bad News

Part of the bad news is that I can't seem to find the time for blogging lately. All of the cookie booths, meetings, and other assorted things are getting in the way of quality blog time! :)

The rest of the bad news is that I guess I didn't get a part in the musical. I say, "I guess" because I hear through the grapevine that it's been cast, yet I've gotten no kind of notification about a part one way or the other, so I assume that means I wasn't on the short list. The most frustrating part about this was not the actual fact of not getting the part, but the endless waiting, only to hear about the end result through a non-involved third party.

The good news is that the conference that I'm going to in April looks like a go, if I can only find a decent flight to DC for a reasonable amount. Also, given the fact that I haven't been on a plane since 1989, I'm not looking forward to a long flight, or one with lots of delays and/or transfers. The transfer part seems pretty unavoidable though, considering that hardly anyone flies on the East Cost without being routed through Atlanta at least once.

The district is going to pay all costs for the conference and hotel up front, and reimburse us for the flight, and give us a per diem eating allowance. Pretty cool. My principal has also authorized me to take professional leave for it, so I don't have to use my remaining "vacation" day. Not a bad deal, if you ask me.

Any bloggers in the near-enough vicinity of the DC Hyatt Regency in late April -- we on for dinner, or something?


DevilMacDawg said...

There used to be a direct flight on United Express between your local airport and Dulles (IAD). I came home on that flight while I lived up there. Dunno if it's still available, but it was on a smaller commuter jet - while smaller, I often find them a little more comfortable. You can catch a shuttle from IAD into DC, and I don't think it's all that expensive.

KLee said...

The coordinators on this end told us to try and come into Reagan (DCA) instead. Closer to where we'll be staying, or something. They also recommended Super Shuttle for getting to the hotel. Thanks for the info, though!

ccw said...

So sorry about the part. Obviously the casting director is an idiot!

DC? Myabe you should hop over to Cincinnati while you are there :)

Anonymous said...

How many boxes of GS cookies do you have left?? I have 20 to sell for extras.

So sorry about the waiting. We were waiting for the soccer coach to call, I finally got in touch w/ the commisioner, he said, oh-- there were only 6 to sign up, you'll be getting your money back. Sorry no one notified you. We got the check in the mail w/ no explaination.
People need to FOLLOW THROUGH!!!!

Yay on going to DC!!!

Marni said...

Darn it on the part!!!!!!! I was so hoping to make another trip down south to see the play.

DC will be fun! I might be heading to Orlando in April for work... but no time for DW. Boo.

liz said...

YAY! I can't wait to see you in April! Flying into IAD is probably cheaper and isn't a whole lot longer. I'm pretty sure there is a bus from IAD to DC, but since I live just 10 minutes west of IAD, I'm not sure about transit options east from there.

Miche said...

Yea! On the trip. Boo on the show.

You know that this frees you up for the Even Better Acting Opportunity about to come your way!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see you while you are here. It would be awesome to see someone from ye ole ATH gang again. Give me a call or e-mail.

La Binsk