Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Last gig of 2007...

My last bit of work for the year is doing some consulting/teaching work for Memorial Hermann Healthcare systems out of Houston. They too wanted 5-days of time and materials covered in only three - so we are 'cramming' - they do so need more time to assimilate all the knowledge and help them better adapt their networks to these new ideas. But it is the Christmas season and they now have neither the time or the money to invest more or either this year.

Tomorrow I head home - the last flight of the year 2007. I've got a bit over 85k in Delta miles, and another 35k (plus tomorrow's two flights home) on United. Plus another 10 segments split between AmericaWest, USAir, and Southwest airlines. So I'm probably around 140,000+ miles in the air this year.
It sure would be nice if some company in Utah County would hire me at my same daily rate to NOT fly around the world... he says with wishful thinking...

I followed my children on this one - and went to see the new Will Smith movie "I am Legend" - I really enjoyed it. The 'monster' faces were a bit too much with all the CGI and all - but there were some good parts - I especially liked when the monster 'leader' tricked him with 'Frank' - As I was watching it, I had a bit of deja vu - and realized this was just a remake of a movie I really enjoyed as a kid. The same story line - but with Charlton Heston playing the lead role. It was called "The Omega Man". After returning to the hotel room I looked it up - and yep, they were both from the same original book. You might want to check out this old movie if you liked the new version, you'll probably also enjoy the old one too.

2 comments:

Gramps said...

Congratulations on your last 2007 gig. We'll be glad to have you at home for a few days. Alot of flying miles. Thanks for sharing about the movies. It's good to know which ones to see.

Gram said...

That is a lot of flying time! We'll be glad to have you home for a few days; we still don't see a lot of you, but it is nice knowing you are in town with your family. How in the world do you remember those old movies? I know it is that photographic memory.