Thursday, May 29, 2008
I would post a photo of what I am doing now, but no one wants to see me passed out with a bottle of Jack Daniels spilled across my chest.
Monday, May 26, 2008
After the Museum, we went to a restaurant for a beer, and shot some pool. We were really tired, and didn't want to spend a lot of money or time on dinner, so we went to McDonalds and had a delicious Big Mac and some tasty Chicken Mc nuggets. then back to the hotel to crash. The next day we got to the airport and it was very confusing! We finally just followed the crowd through a doorway, and found that before you even get to the ticket counter, you have to go through security. Once you figured that out, it was pretty painless. I sat in the lounge for a while, and then off to the gate.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Our call ended at 10:00 pm last night. The dinner was held in the Admiralty room which we are using as the break out for this morning. We rocked in there with an LCD projector and a couple wireless mics, and within a half hour, AV was pretty much set. We didn’t tape any of the cables down because the hotel had not moved the tables around from dinner.
This morning, we walked into the room, and go figure. The hotel not only had not moved the tables around, but they also ignored the fact that the room was going to be used as a break out today and set it for dinner this evening. After asking, begging, and pleading for them to reset the room, and move the tables from the very front. Our meeting planner Tina gave up and started moving tables and chairs herself. Meanwhile, there were two housemen sitting in the room, at the tables Tina was moving. Not bothering to help even in the slightest. When she got to the table that they were sitting at… They just stared at her. Finally when they didn’t get the idea, she looked right at them, and said “MOVE”
They figured that one out, but never helped us move the tables and chairs.
Finally after Rick, Tina, and I finished moving all the Tables and Chairs, some supervisor woman came up to us and asked if they could help. We said, “No, not now” and then she snapped something in Russian to the Ivan and Igor, and they started moving some chairs. Igor, being about the laziest houseman I have ever seen is dragging a chair across the floor, and nails the power cable that is taped down feeding the projector. He cut the thing right in half. What a pain. I then had to go find another extension cable, and although that seems like it should be easy, here in Russia, nothing is easy.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
After we finished tearing down the show and putting it back in the trucks in the rain, the sun came out, and we all hung out in the loading doc and had a party. Upon Evans suggestion, Scotty, Horst and Andrea went to a market and bought 3 cases of beer, Sausages, Cheese, Bread, Peppers, Tomatoes, Proscuito, Chips and I am sure other things that I am forgetting.
We all had a really great time, filled with laughter and stories.
It was really a great way to end the show.
I tried to leave the party as soon as I could, so I could get to my room and pack. It was still around midnight before I went to bed. I really need to learn how to not over pack!
The alarm went off at 6:30 and I snoozed for a bit. I was already packed so, it didn’t take long to get up and out of my room.
As I was checking out, Rick showed up, and then George.
Pretty soon, the rest of the group was all down, and we got on a small bus and headed to the Prague airport. Check in was really no big deal, and we ended up sitting in a restaurant having a drink and waiting for our plane.
I am now on the plane writing this brief update, which I am sure will have some interesting stories, as we are landing in St Petersburg Russia.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
I went to the front of the hotel and asked a Valet for a taxi to the airport, and he just looked at me and said, " I can't help you" you need to go talk to the transportation desk. So, I went inside... had to wait till this guy finished his personal phone call. He didn't actually hang up the call... just put the caller on hold. Then after I asked for a taxi, he picked the call back up and told them he had to call them back.