You have a lot of time to think when you’re in a hotel room in a foreign city. Which is why I have the TV on almost constantly, I would assume. I think I’ve seen at least parts of Spiderman 5 times in the last 3 days.

I drove out to Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach today to get a look at the area and stick my feet in the Atlantic. I’m not sure if a bomb went off, or I’m just L.A.-jaded, but where are all the people? I’m fairly certain that I could have taken a nap for the 40 minutes it took me to get out there and successfully avoided hitting anyone. It’s not a bad thing though, the lack of people, it’s just different. It leaves me with a strange feeling like I’m missing something.

Speaking of missing something, Central Florida is missing waves. There’s a huge Ron Jon’s Surf Shop a block from Cocoa Beach, but I have no idea what they’re selling boards for. The ankle-biter shore-break wasn’t even close to rideable. Maybe it’s a seasonable thing, but I think FL could take some lessons from SoCal in the waves category… though we have nothing on them in regards to water temperature. I wouldn’t even know what a spring suit was if I lived here full time.

Also speaking of missing things, again: where were all the people? Where were all the hott beach babes? Of course, mid-afternoon on a Tuesday is probably not the most jumping of times anywhere.

And on the category of hott babes, there’s a bit of a mini-tradeshow associated with this conference I’m at. It’s mostly engineering services, software companies, prototype manufacturers and the like. Nothing that anyone would consider particularly sexy. Nevertheless, a few of the booths have what could loosely be described as booth babes. That is to say, they are definitely attractive women, they are just dressed in business suits, skirts, and high heels instead of leather catsuits and body armor. It’s a little sad to me, and I wonder what they’re thinking about as the espouse the wonders of today’s Finite Element Analysis solutions to rapt and shameless audience.

I would ask them how many times they’ve been hit on if it weren’t for the fact that that’s probably the line used the most to hit on them. And so the vicious cycle continues…

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