February 13, 2004
In about twelve more hours...
Very shortly I can stop feeling slightly bitter about not going to ETCon for another year.
This fascinating, and quite possibly infuriating, gathering kicked off just as I left the beeb last year, and I seriously considered spending some of my redundancy money on going. I think it went on burgundy, a powerbook and membership of a swanky london club instead.
This year, I have a new baby who is just plain wonderful - who I can see wriggling in her moses basket over the top of the powerbook screen while I wait for the kettle to cool so I can make up some more bottles. Oh, and I'm working for a company that pays me loads more money than I was on when I went to this sort of thing regularly.
The fact they won't spend it on sending me to jollies, and that I would have chosen not to go even if they'd offered is immaterial.
There's much much more to say, but it's probably best left unsaid. It's just a wistful moment...and perhaps it won't need to happen next year.
Posted by Tom Dolan at February 13, 2004 02:39 AM
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