Wednesday I had to fly up to NY, the flight from Austin to Dallas was delayed which meant a last minute rush to get to the Dallas flight and no time to eat. So after 2-hours on the plane it was time for a bag of M&M's, only they didn't have the peanut or almond M&Ms just the full on choclate ones and only a large bag at that. Got to the hotel at 10:20pm, went to get a glass of Red wine at the bar to help me chill out, got caught by two of my prior VP's... three glasses of Red wine later, and completely spent I fell asleep on the bed fully clothed...
All day Thursday was socialising with the Senior Execs, grabbing food here and there, no real healthy choices just more carb/sugar rich junk, cookies, brownies, etc. etc. Even dinner was buffet. Thursday was more socialising, catching up with various people, more red wine, oh and don't mention the marshmallows and choclate dip/fountain...
Then yesterday started well, lean and mean for breakfast and an 8am start, but the first break wasn't until 10:40... starting to wilt it was back to the high sugar content junk, then lunch, then a few last people to talk to(over coffee and brownies)... and then dash to the airport.
Flight at 6.20pm, was hoping American would let me trade my NY/Dallas/Austin ticket for a NY/Tampa/Dallas/Austin ticket and pay the difference, no chance, they wanted $750 ... oh and the NY/Dallas flight is over and hour late. Anyone thats been to LGA Laguardia airport in NY knows that once through security there isn't any food available... so thats another day without dinner. Never mind maybe I'll get upgraded to first... Nope. I only made 6th on the list! Thats what comes of fying with 20 heavy travellers... and some of them even paid for first... d'oh.
Still maybe I'll get a sandwhich on the plane. Oh no you won't they turned it around so quick they didn't have time to load it, oh and theres no hot water in the bathrooms, in fact apparently no water in the bathrooms. Not that I was going anywhere near them.
When we got to Dallas at 10.10pm I was ready to burn some carbs and sprint for the 10:40 flight to Austin. No need. 1). The gate was the next one along.. and 2). I had been delayed 2-hours... what to do when stuck at an airport with some 20 of your fellow execs, its 10:20pm and the only place open is Fridays. Yep. Beer.
Finally at 12:40 we boarded and took off for the short flight to Austin, getting in at 1:22am. I'm starving, think I'll just grab a pack of peanut M&Ms on the way out... :-(