F 1 D 0 -- 2001 11 20 at 10 00 Hm. I'd intended to get up very early. Around 5am early. I was going to head off to a business meeting with BNI Canada. They're a group of business people, all independant, who want to promote themselves. That's nice. But the meeting started at 7am, and ended at 8am. We would all exchange business cards and try to do business with one another. To join, the cost is 450.00 or so. And the cost of the meal itself. This time they met in the Ontario Club. A very fancy place. I like the idea of going there, just so I can see it. There is a reception desk where people can get a cigar as they go in. The washrooms have a complete lounge. A the club part of the club is just more lounge. People seem to be expected to change from their work suit, into a different one, special for smoking and relaxing. Well, I missed this. I was awake making the business cards I'd need to make it work until 330am, and they came out well. Ok, the first few sheets REALLY jammed the printer. REALLY REALLY. It was awful hearing it scream in pain. And I'm very cheap about the spraying of ink needlessly. I will try to attend this thing next week. I will go to sleep early, instead of manufacturing just prior to the event. As I remember, this is also what happened last time I wanted to go to a meeting like this. I had nothing to give, so I worked at printing things. But I was so tired for the meeting when I finally got to it I decided not to go. Sound familiar? But I went to the meeting a week later. Lo and behold, another computer expert was there, and he'd just signed up. So now I was excluded from the club. And wouldn't you know it, this was the only lunch time club. All the rest are morning meetings. Sigh. I just got a call from a friend who used to live in Boston, but is now near Washington. He and his fiancee have settled in. That's a good thing. He was a student in veterinary science and immunology for years and years, and I met him when he was studying at the Harvard School of Public Health. I'll find out what he's doing now, and let you know. But for this phone call, he had computer trouble, and needed some advice. Or at least, someone who would listen. It was nice to hear from him! That's all I know.