Thursday, December 15, 2005


I have been pleasantly surprised by Kansas City. Really, I didn't know what to expect. Granted it's a city, but it's in the middle of the Midwest, in red-state country. I wasn't sure how they would react to a Yankee like me. It's actually been a lot of fun these past few days. Almost won a hundred bucks playing Hold 'Em until I lost my chips after rebuy passed going all in and getting beat by a higher pair.

Things I like about Kansas City so far:
  • co-workers are really nice and fun to hang out with
  • more frequent flier miles
  • Culver's ButterBurgers
  • Diet Cherry Limeade at Sonic - they advertise in New York but there are none north of the Mason-Dixon line. I went back at 10:30 to get another one, although I may not be able to finish it
  • barbecue - Jack Stack's baked beans especially kicked ass
  • the Plaza buildings decorated with lights look like gingerbread houses - tres cute

Things that piss me off:

  • driving to work - there will be no transit strike here because there is no transit
  • 6:30am flights on Friday mornings - OUCH!
  • 1 hour time difference is really throwing me off with meetings
  • not being in the Big Room back in DC to browbeat my coworkers on recycling soda bottles instead of playing trash basketball with them
  • missing the account Christmas party in Washington and my department's Christmas party back home


Champaign American said...

Herford House in Downtown KC is nice too...I go there often.