Lebanon, December 7, 2005
In four days for two weeks no less!
It's 4pm today, and I'm in a meeting with the VP of Field Operations and the CFO of my company. We're talking about this new Geekcorps program we just won in Lebanon - Access to International Markets through Information Technology (AIM-IT), and how the VP is going to Beirut to start the program Monday.
I'm excited, for not only does this project mean Geekcorps doubles again in size, but that I get to go to Lebanon in January to start the programmatic cycle of the project. Or so I thought.
My boss, talking about the size of the program and the need to get things going says to the CFO "It is more work than I can do in two weeks. Wayan, can you go to Lebanon with me on Monday for two weeks?" Ha! Me? Lebanon? Two weeks? Monday? There is only one answer:
So that's how it works in Wayan's world. Here I am thinking I'm here in DC till December 22, fighting snow till I can sneak down to Florida and wham! It's off to Lebanon I go! Ten days of nonstop work of course, all day talking shop with IT companies there, and getting back to the hotel just in time to manage all my work here. I'll still be back on the 22nd, but only long enough to go from Dulles to National via a quick change of clothes and suitcases for Florida.
Wait, thinking of that, I need to get a new suit or two. My two suits from my Pricewaterhouse days are rather dated and threadbare. That and a few dozen other things I'll need to do before Monday.
I better get started on them now.