So normally I don’t smoke. At least not much. I never smoked much until about 2 years ago just after Katrina, and that was a stressful time. I know it is a disgusting habit, so when I moved out to San Francisco I resolved to stop smoking. Every year now I resolve not to smoke. Actually, the resolution is more “I’ll only smoke in states that have an E in the name somewhere”. You know, like TExas, DElaware, NEw York -- but the important thing is NOT California where I currently live – no E in California. (FYI, last year it was states that had a S in them – TexaS, LouiSiana, WaShington . . . but again NOT California.)
Some people find this resolution terminally weird, but it works for me.
Anyway, I’m in Las Vegas at Autodesk University. I taught a packed class yesterday for Introduction to P&ID and it went well. I hope this afternoon’s advanced class goes as well. There is a lot of interest in the P&ID product and the Plant solutions effort here. We are getting a lot of questions and traffic in the booth. All that traffic can't just be for the temporary tattoos we are giving out, can it? I’ve heard numbers like 9000 attendees at the event this year – and the energy here is phenomenal. I love this conference! I’m sure I’ll blog more about it in upcoming posts.
Last night we had a reception for Plant clients at a swanky club here called Tao. And somehow before the night was up I had smoked 4 cigarettes. (Nevada does have an E in it after all.) Now I’m seriously regretting that decision. Maybe I should eat something.
Well, at least I’m up $80 from the craps table. I think that means I need to go shoe shopping.