leaving this morning for the states. i’m flying thru dc and atlanta to meet my sister and her family in navarre beach, fla (finally….sun….glorious sun). after the weekend, i fly back to dc for a gis (that’s geographic information systems) conference which runs until the 24th. i’ll be holed up at this conference center in virginia. the term ‘holed-up’ is apt here since ‘the man’ says he doesn’t have the money to pay an extra $30 a day for us to have rental cars. cheap bastards! yet it’s ok for them to pay for fucking management types to fly across the globe and spew their empty bureaucratic rhetoric. the money never goes to the people that do the real work. i said fuck it and rented a car myself.