It’s not a pond it’s the ocean

November 10th, 2005 at 4:51 pm by james

the sea

Doesn’t look it though, does it? I made some time today to sit and watch it for a while, which was a treat.

It’s the conference gala event tonight, which is being held in the hotel I’m staying in. Setup is well underway and it looks like they’ll be using every salon in the hotel. Each room’s getting a different Bond theme (it is an IT conference, after all). I’m sitting in the bit of the lobby I’ve found to have the best free wireless access and there are spotlights and flame-effects being moved in all around me.

The whole thing reminds me of the anticipation before formal school dances, in particular my school-leaving dance, which was also Bond themed and took place just a few months after Michelle and I met. I can clearly remember how beautiful Michelle looked and the delight of escorting her into the dance on my arm. I think tonight’s will be quite different. For one thing I don’t think many of these IT boys packed dresses; for another I don’t expect to have to queue for luke-warm beef stroganoff.
Eek. I’d forgotten that.

It’s startling to think that some of those bossy school-dance-organiser-type-people go on and do the same thing for the rest of their lives. This is, admittedly, on a slightly different scale; my room, which affords me a lovely view of the backside of the hotel, this morning afforded me a view of mountainous palettes of drinks being moved around with forklift trucks while an army of porters unloaded a collection of trucks – an operation which appears to have continued unabated pretty much all day.

Here’s a pic of the hotel from the pier. I’m going home tomorrow and I can’t wait :D

the hotel

3 Responses to “It’s not a pond it’s the ocean”

  1. Ben Says:

    wow – what was the name of the hotel? (i plan to google). I am glas you found time to have a big breakfast and go down to the beach…good for you.

  2. Ben Says:

    p.s. if you want to see what I’ve been working on while you were in Cannes, check out the pre loader at http://www.pipelinellc.net/loaderbar.htm
    feel free to provide any feedback or tips:)

  3. Ben Says:

    sorry, that’s http://www.pipelinellc.net/loadertest.htm

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