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Do the Whirlwind

I’ve waited until it was official…but the husband is going to Finland. Sure, it’s for work. But the only place I’ve ever been sent for work was Faribault, MN. When I first heard the news I thought maybe I could tag along, you know, lend the husband some much-needed moral support. But then I found out how expensive the airfare is. Initially Travelocity gave me fares in the $2200+ ballpark. Now that it’s closer to departure I tried - but it’s still over $2100. And that’s $2100 I shouldn’t be spending just now. Besides, the little man would be completely heartbroken if we both went off without him. It’s bad enough as it is. I tried to be clear about it - when I told him that we’d be taking the husband to the airport on Saturday. But his wishful thinking got in the way and he assumed we’d all be flying away on some grand adventure together. Not this time, dearie.

On to more practical matters. It turns out the power adapters we bought for our laptops, for our trip to Iceland, will work in Finland. Score. And the husband asked his boss how he should dress when meeting with the clients. A button down shirt with jeans is acceptable (except that the husband possesses neither) but his boss suggested he check out for more extravagant Helsinki fashions. That only makes me want to go that much more. And I can’t even live vicariously through the man. He doesn’t own a camera. I offered mine, but he has politely declined.

the little man's big sandy foot

Bonus: I’ve seen these USB drives before, but a co-worker went down to the Wizard World Chicago con last weekend and was able to handle them in person, and brought back some promo materials from their booth. Too cute. Also too spendy. Sigh.


  1. shokufeh wrote:

    I’ve really been enjoying the Hel Looks website. Sooo many interesting outfits and people. Thanks for that.

    Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 10:20 pm | Permalink
  2. A-Wix wrote:

    My last-minute trip to Tokyo was cancelled even more last minute due to my knee deciding to flare up and not straighten out. And I was actually kinda looking forward to staying at that five-star hotel again.

    Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 8:14 am | Permalink
  3. Shokufeh - yeah, isn’t that neat? I love it.
    A-Wix - dude, that’s so sad! Some day I will have to get to Tokyo. I am a little worried about the husband’s trip on Saturday now, with all this new madness. I’ll have to get him to the airport even earlier and make sure he’s not carrying any liquids and all that. But I probably won’t relax until he has safely landed in Finland, completed his trip, and returned home to us. Sigh.

    Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 8:24 am | Permalink

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