Not double booked... triple.
This morning, I was getting ready to make some flight reservations to go to a reading conference where I'm presenting some research I've been doing (yeah...the OTHER part of my life). The conference is in San Francisco on Friday and Saturday, February 5 & 6. I was looking at return flights from San Francisco and the only flight I could take leaves at 7:30ish and gets into San Diego at about 9ish...in other words, it ruins a Saturday night. I'm not playing for the flight (the conference is), so I could fly out of Oakland, but I'd only get back a little earlier...and getting over to Oakland from San Francisco is kinda a hassle (BART, then a bus to the airport), and I'm traveling alone...anyway, not great choices for getting back on Saturday.
So, I thought...I could stay the night in San Francisco (paid for by the conference organizers BTW), AND I have an unused Southwest flight voucher, so maybe Walter could fly up and meet me in San Francisco, we could have a nice night out in The City, and we'd only have to pay for his one-way plane ticket up there.
Sweet idea, huh?
So when I told Walter about my brilliance, he was at first, interested, then he said...
Isn't that the same weekend as your race?
"And" he said, "that's the same weekend as the fundraiser I told you about on Saturday night."
Double D' OH!
So, now I have three commitments in three cities on that weekend.
- San Diego - A fundraiser for a charitable organization that Walter is involved in (important because it's also business related for him, but is also a real gala that I'd get to get dressed up for). The fundraiser is on Saturday night.
- Huntington Beach - The Surf City Half is on Sunday, but race bibs and packets need to be picked up from the expo on Saturday, and while HB is not THAT far away, driving to and from San Diego to HB is NOT something I'd like to do twice in one weekend.
- San Francisco - Reading Conference...at which I'm presenting, although I'm not sure when. Hopefully, it's on Friday. (just got an update...no, I'm presenting on Saturday at 1:00). Anyway the conference is on Friday and Saturday.
Some might say that this is one more sign that I shouldn't run that weekend, but that doesn't really take care of the fundraiser/San Francisco conflict.
I'm such an idiot...I don't know why I never noticed that the reading conference and the race were on the same weekend.