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April 30, 2009

Avengers Assemble!

OK, so it’s not really the Avengers, but the Career Express team that assembled in Atlanta yesterday to prep for the 11 days of mayhem and awesomeness that kicks off today.

My flight from BHM to ATL today would have been a completely uneventful jacknife of a flight, since the flight path for that route is basically “go up, then go back down,” except that I haven’t gotten much sleep lately. So I did a sleep spaz SIX TIMES in a 30–40 minute flight. Totally embarrassing too, because the girl sitting next to me was from Turkey, and she finally asked me “Are joo alriht?”

Atlanta airport was insanely packed, as usual…global pandemic be damned!

Look at all those people. Reminds me of the movie 12 Monkeys. 

We all converged on the Hampton Inn in Buckhead, then moseyed over to the Tavern at Phipps for dinner together.

Starting at bottom left, going clockwise: Elese, Dana, Maggie, Ryan, Christopher, Ken, and Liberty. That's the current gang!

Right now, the MS crew consists of…

  • Ken
  • Dana
  • Liberty
  • Elese
  • Sarah
  • Ryan

Rounding out the group are Christopher and me, the two contest winners who elected to take a ride from Day 1. Well, Day 0, really.

Tomorrow we head out very very early AKA 5 a.m. early, to go speak at the United States Army School of Information Technology in Fort Gordon.

Most importantly, we finally get on the bus for the first time.

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  1. “Totally embarrassing too, because the girl sitting next to me was from Turkey, and she finally asked me “Are joo alriht?””

    Ah, fond memories. Call me when there is someone standing over you in briefs trying to pry the laptop and the phone book out of your lap and pushing you back onto the bed before your neck snaps off.

    Check THAT out.


    comment by Vlad Mazek — May 1, 2009 @ 9:00 am

  2. Get on the bus: Day 1 Report…

    Whew! What a day—started at 5am and still going! Dana and I are sitting in the Barnes and Noble Starbucks…

    trackback by Born to Learn — May 3, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

  3. What is with everyone forgetting me???

    comment by Sarah — May 6, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

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