Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Boredom Part II

Off to the second day of boredom. Nothing is more boring than accounting seminars. They did provide some new information and that part is good. I did see some old friends and that is good. Some of the speakers were actually friends of mine and that can be good or bad. Nice to see them but it is an ugly reminder of how long I've been doing tax work.

The seminar is at a nice hotel. A clean hotel. Clean is always nice so her is some dirt to watch out for:

Sometimes when I am at accounting seminars and the boredom is just to much I just get up and start dancing:;_ylt=Atdx6NF.SBVO.1t.lHwDzuCs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTN2a2pjNHFuBG1pdANPZGQgRnJvbnQgUGFnZQRwa2cDMDZhM2IxZjYtNWY4NC0zOGY0LTg1NjYtZTNiZWViMjY2OWZhBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNNZWRpYVNlY3Rpb25MaXN0BHZlcgM2NzNmYmEwMC0yM2U4LTExZTEtYmRmYi0yNTMyOTM1YTA1ZWI-;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3

This particular place where the seminar is has great food. Lunch is included in the price of the seminar. It is buffet style and is very good. I really liked the corn. I do kind of wonder where the got it:

Comment Away.


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Lady DR said...

Glad you got to connect with some friends and get some new information. At least you're done with all that for now!

I was surprised at the dirtiest cars being the "elite, most expensive" in most cases. For the cost of a BMW or Caddy, you'd think they'd put in some "clean" considerations. Was delighted to see our cars didn't make the list.

Love the story about the traffic controller!

As to the corn... I only buy corn on the cob, in season, and most of ours is grown locally. Have no idea where canned corn may come from, however.

Pat said...

Interesting "dirty cars" list. Most of them are sure high-end cars!

Way cool about the dancing traffic "enforcer". He would certainly perk up traffic around here. But it sounds like a rather dangerous job, which he has apparently made more agreeable even to raging drivers.

I can't quite see a bunch of accountants taking a break from a required course to chow down on stolen corn, but hey, I guess you never quite know, do you?

You've got to hand it to the thieves, though. What an ingenious way to steal the corn for your lunch.

William J. said...


Finished at four yesterday. I was able to have lunch with an old friend the last two days. And in a small world sort of thing the person sitting in front of me went to the same high school I did. He graduated nine years laters.

Elite cars being the diritest also surprised me. That is not something you would think they would save money on.

The traffic controller story made me smile.

I have a hard time eating corn on the cob, hard for me to chew. I think are are safe. The corn no doubt came from a safe place.


William J. said...

Hi Pat

I would have thought small cars would have dominated the dirty list and was kind of surprised at the high end cars being dirty.

I would have a hard time not smiling seeing a traffic enforcer dancing. I would pull safely over to the side of the street and take a picture.

Us accountants usually lead double lifes. Many of us are jewel thiefs or CIA agents.

I was also impressed at how ingenious the thiefs were. Now if they would have just used their brains to do something good for society!