I nodded. "Sure, sure. When?"
"Whenever you're ready; I'm basically already done."
I glanced at my laptop and shrugged. "I guess I can go now."
"Well, I don't want to interrupt you...."
"I have more stuff to do, but I can work on it at the hotel. It's not like I have anything else to do there! Besides, it's more fun coding after a few drinks."
The others in the lab laughed at that. "Yeah, everything goes so much faster! At least, you think it's going faster!"
"I don't know what I'm writing, but boy is this easy! Look at those lines of code flying by."
"Definitely, we should drink and code all the time. Our velocity will skyrocket."
So a few of us went out for a beer this evening. Only I didn't actually have a beer, but a Diva-Tini. Yes, they were actually called that! Apparently wednesday at Champs is Diva-Tini night. Diva-Tinis can be any one of a variety of mixed drinks, served in a martini glass. Mine was yummy, and the calamari was good too.
Now I'm at the hotel and coding, sorta. Posting to my journal might be a more accurate description currently, but I've done some code. I'll do more before going to sleep.
The drive here went well -- heavy winds, but no snow/ice/rain. Keeping my car in its own lane was sometimes challenging, but I made excellent time. Damn but it's bitterly cold and windy out though! We had a dusting of snow this afternoon, but that's it. Heading back home tomorrow, after a bunch of meetings - yay!
My Treo, on the other hand, is dying. Not the Palm part but the phone part. It works okay plugged in, but poorly (if at all) on its own battery. It's getting progressively more and more tempermental, and I shall probably just give up and replace it soon. Probably...although I keep hoping I'll find a way to make it better.