This past weekend I was in Connecticut for the AGD annual conference. $70 in Lyft ride later, I arrived at the casino for the fun. Typically, it would be fun but this time, they spread the courses over two areas and I ended up running from one side of the casino to the other for my courses. Even the ladies at the help desk felt sorry for me. My classes were alternating their east and west locations. Needless to say, I got my exercise in after an overnight flight.
The following day I was just in one spot for an all-day course. My legs thanked me as my laziness took over. That night, I met up with all the awardees and other board members from California to celebrate their achievements. I saw the same family that I sat next to on the plane and we talked some more. It’s amazing how I’m the “older” one in the group now. The younger dentists were asking for advice and ideas. It was definitely a catch-22.
On my way home, I missed my connection and ended up spending a night in Minneapolis with a friend. Her home was located in a neighborhood that Californians would only see in the movies with the time setting in the 50’s or 60’s. We stayed up late to catch up and again at breakfast before she drove me back to the airport. At the restaurant, I had to be the darkest person there. That’s the joke I tell my patients and I’m repeating it here. And you know I’m lighter than half of you. Ah-hem…
So even as I detest flying and missed connections, I ended up with a pretty good trip. My meals were fancy as I hitched onto my colleague’s VIP lounge. I won some money at the roulette table. Nothing to brag about as it didn’t even pay for my Lyft ride, but it’s something. I got to see my girlfriend after all these years. I looked like a mess on Monday but my mask and glasses covered all the flaws. Like the saying goes: there’s always a silver lining somewhere.
Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, CT.
Lobster salad, cocktail shrimp, grilled veggies wrap and fresh pineapple. Yum.
With CAGD executive director. There was a funny picture of us but I can't seem to upload it here.