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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Live in NYC - Day 1

Some might know that I'll be in NY this week. This is my first "business trip", and it's going well so far. I reserved a cab at 7:30AM yesterday, from work to airport, so I don't have to park at the airport. Things went well, and I arrived in NYC around 10AM.

I don't ride cabs often, is it normal to have flat tires while on a cab? The cab driver acted calm and like he was used to it. He got out and changed his tire in 15 minutes and went on like nothing happened.

I had a meeting with my first stop, things went well, I shared some "SEO best practices", went over their PPC results for last month and trends over the past few months, and their traffic analysis. Yeah, some real nerdy stuff.

After checking in the hotel around 2PM, my boss and I decided to eat at restaurant at the 2nd floor of the hotel. It was a fairly fancy place, and the steak sandwich I had costed $22, which my boss will expense as a part of the "business trip cost".

We went to our next business stop for a meeting, and we were done for the day. I came back to the hotel, lay around for a bit, and waited for my friend Patrick to get off work and come by for dinner. He lives in NJ and works in NYC. So luck would have it, a mutual friend, May, was also in NY doing job interviews, and I haven't seen her for about 3 years. Patrick, May, and myself went to a Japanese place for dinner. We shared a bottle of Saki and then we went to another bar and had a few drinks to catch up on some old times.

Alcohol in NYC's expensive. A pint of Guiness costed me $8?



Blogger Brent Brandow said...

treat yourself to a times square hooker. you've earned it.

7/26/2006 4:29 PM  
Blogger Paul Zhao said...

Yeah, I definately should've. And should've expensed it and have it reimbursted to me as a "business expense", kinda like my dinner. But how would I get her to give me a receipt?

7/27/2006 1:18 AM  
Blogger Brent Brandow said...

Proof of STD is all most HR departments require

7/27/2006 11:17 AM  
Blogger Paul Zhao said...

I don't know how I can "show HR my STD" without violating an HR violation.

7/27/2006 1:58 PM  

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