Friday, February 4, 2011

Cleveland, Ohio

I've never been to Cleveland. Actually, I'm not even sure where I am right now. The mini map I got for SQL Saturday #60 showed the edge of a large lake near the city, buy it didn't click it was a Great Lake until the plane flew by an expanse of semi-frozen water, as far as the eye can see.

The section of the city I'm in, outside Cleveland proper, looks like a New England town. Old houses, large lots, closer to 1 acre then a .5 acre. Lots of snow on the ground, narrower streets than Denver, and just a different feel.

I met some friends, actually more than expected, and we hit a bar near the hotel for a drink, then went to the speaker dinner and had a great conversation with new, and old, friends over dinner. It seems that I always seem to find one person, often a new, and unexpected person, and have a memorable conversation. Tonight it was more philosophy and life, mixed in with some database design, but a good talk that made me think.

Now I'm ready for bed. Even though it's early, Denver time, I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow.

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