I’m wrapping up a professional work conference today, which explains my lighter postings this week. As I’m recovering from a hangover after a late night, I thought I’d pass on some random observations and musings.
- These things are typically sausage fests. Some decent friendly rivalries go on in my industry, though a few firms and people everyone hates
- Out of a registration that is probably 250-300 people, there are exactly three women who I thought were good looking. One was the keynote speaker I sat with at breakfast, of a different race but dressed nice, was younger and was pretty (maybe a 7). One looked like a better version of my sister-in-law, another 7.5 or so. One was a knockout, a solid 8.5. That’s it. All the other women were older or nothing to write home about. That’s my STEM industry and likely most other traditionally male dominated industries. My wife, obviously, would have stood out (and I’m sure does stand out) at this or similar events. The men here were a little better, but no Zoolander-esque male models as far as I could tell. A lot of fugly dressing by both sexes.
- I was talking with my supervisor and a woman friend/vendor that I’ve known for 10 years. The woman goes to a lot of national trade shows in her role, and was basically talking about how there’s a lot of infidelity that occurs at those types of events. People looking to cheat will actually look for wedding rings when sizing up a target, since someone with a wedding ring likely has their own stuff going on and will cause less trouble later. If that’s the case, Holly shouldn’t worry. With some weird finger dermatitis, fat fingers from gaining weight and lifting nearly every day, I rarely wear my wedding ring these days.
- These things have so much random swag, I grabbed a whole bag of fun stuff for my kids. Coming home with random shit is great since they think it’s Christmas, and if you throw it out a week later, no worries.
That’s it, ready to head home at this point.