should i stay or should i go?

I’ve actually dreaded tonight for the past 2 months, because of this conversation prohibiting my going out of town Friday.  The one where I got dressed down in front of 2 of my peers by a little man who seems to lack authority in real life, so he must exert tremendous amounts of it in his part-time job.  I’ve tried to predict what the worst case scenario and punishment might be (it’s not technically AWOL) and how it could affect our family, and I think I’ve decided to board my flight, because I just got an email from Delta saying I’m being bumped to 1st class, which pretty much tells me God is sending a sign that I should attend the Dad 2.0 Summit.  However, I’ll need to fly out Friday night to attend regular drill weekend Saturday and Sunday.  So, this will be my shortest stint at a blogging conference ever.  But, Amy‘s moved our karaoke reservation from Friday to Thursday at my special request, and Andy‘s agreed to share his complimentary room (for being a finalist in a cooking contest or something), and I hate to take a shit on gifts the Universe offers like that, and so I more than likely won’t.

All that being said, however, it’ll ultimately be a game time decision made right before I head to the airport.  Or don’t.  We’ll see.  The flight is at 1:40, so I figure I must decide by noon whether to leave the office and head to the airport.  And if Saturday and Sunday are Hell because of the anger and retaliation I face for skipping Friday’s activities, the great news is that Mardi Gras is next week.  And if ever there is a time of zero dread, it’s Mardi Gras.  Bring it.

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7 Responses to “should i stay or should i go?”

  1. Beta Dad says:

    I’ll meet you at the bar. Hope you don’t get busted down to Major for this!

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  2. Bitchin' Amy says:

    Bring. It. On.

    I’ll be waiting with Andy, microphone and playlist in hand.
    Bitchin’ Amy´s last blog post ..Winning Tips: How To Create Groups on the Windows 8 Start Screen

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  3. Jason says:

    Muskrat! You’ve got more interesting decisions to make than I. Mine are more like, should I stay up and have me time now that the kids are down. (I know, nail biter).
    Have a safe trip and please let me know how it is. I hope to attend one year.

    Jason
    The Cheeky Daddy

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  4. Life is a series of calculated risks. Screw the math and have some fun.
    Nancy (@ Spinning My Plates)´s last blog post ..Embracing uncertainty

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    muskrat Reply:

    I agree. Thanks!

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  5. Pretty Bride says:

    I fear the repercussions. And by that, I mean the photos of you singing Journey while some *other* woman worships you like a rock god. THAT’S MY JOB, DAMMIT!

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