I made a choice about 6-7 months ago that I was going to skip the October trip to Las Vegas with friends and instead go to a conference for my "other job". So this afternoon I'm in my conference, breathing stale conference center air. I haven't seen the sun in 3 days. What blows up on my phone during a particularly technical and boring seminar? Photos of friends hanging out in the cabana by the pool in Vegas. I almost screamed out loud - NOT FAIR!!! - in the middle of the room. I stayed in my chair, but I think one, single tear rolled down my cheek. What was I thinking?