Category Archives: Work

It’s Friday… I’m outta here

Its FridayThis pretty much sums up my feelings today.  Much thanks to MAC who writes the blog Yummy of the Day whom I swiped this from last month.

Heading to Texas

Source: bigskyline.com

Source: bigskyline.com

Once again work has me traveling this week, but this time it is for meetings in Dallas, Texas and then some fun in Austin, Texas.

I leave on Tuesday for a two day meeting in Dallas and then will fly down to Austin to visit a friend and his family.  I have not been back to Austin for about 3 years so I am looking forward to the visit.

In San Francisco for a New York minute

San FranciscoWork is taking me to San Francisco this week. Unfortunately the way the meetings are structured it  leaves me with virtually no time to spend apart from my colleagues and will likely mean that I’ll be slow to respond to any questions or comments.  That doesn’t mean I won’t try to get out and enjoy an hour or two on my own but I do wish I had more time to enjoy San Francisco.

2 Bedroom rental housing wage

2-bed-housing-wage-mapAbove is a map of what households nationwide must earn per hour to lease a 2-BR apartment at the going market rate without spending more than 30% of monthly income on rent. Not surprisingly, Massachusetts exceeds the national average requiring an hourly rate of $24.08. Hawaii is the most expensive at $31.54 and Puerto Rico the most affordable at $10.19.  Keep in mind this is an average. It would be far more interesting to see how this translates to hourly wages needed to live in cities in some of these states; I’m assuming this would spike significantly.

Source: Washington Post

Off to NYC for a few days

travelThis month has been full of business travel, dashing off to DC and NYC repeatedly.

I’m back at Logan airport to fly to NYC for my final trip of the month. While I’m working in NYC I may be slow to respond and update my blog so thank you in advance for visiting and for your patience with me.

Heading to D.C.

W-WashingtonDCAssuming my Jet Blue flight takes off on time, I should be on the runway at Logan Airport. I have an early morning meeting on Friday in D.C. and was faced with the option of taking a very, very early flight or spending the night in America’s most dysfunctional city. Since I love to sleep and I’m no stranger to dysfunction it was an easy decision to make.

I’ll be staying at the W Washington D.C. I’ve been to this property once before and I wrote about it in my 2010 post, Excuse me, but don’t I know you?  I wonder if I’ll see anyone else famous there on this trip.

Any thoughts or suggestions on where I should grab a bite or place I should go this evening while visiting? I’ll only have a couple of hours because as I mentioned previously – I love to sleep.

Can you guess where BosGuy is today

Where is BosGuyDo you recognize this photograph of this American city that I pulled from the Internet? Yesterday I flew here for two days of business meetings.  If you think you recognize this American city skyline leave your guess in my blog’s comment section.