Texas and the Network of People.

And… I’m in Texas.


It’s warm here. Tomorrow is scheduled to be around 20 degrees Celsius (65 degrees F). I’ll be here for the next couple days returning Thursday afternoon in time for some late hours at the office, class on Friday, and the return to a semi-normal schedule… at least for a day or two. Then travel might rear its ugly head once again.

Alicia’s wedding on Saturday, alongside all this business travel, has rekindled my desire for a network of awesome people. In the ideal world I’d love to have a friend in every major US city/state that I could visit when business sends me off. If you’d like to add yourself to that list, fire me an e-mail at MikeDiDonato AT Gmail D0T com. Once the network is complete, I will post an exciting map of all the connections across the country.

3 thoughts on “Texas and the Network of People.

  • 12/5/2007 at 4:39 pm

    i have seattle covered. and i may be able to swing portland.

  • 12/6/2007 at 11:55 am

    Little water logged over there now though, right? That was some serious storm that struck you guys.

  • 12/8/2007 at 2:02 pm

    Where I live and work in Seattle, it wasn’t too bad, though the basement of my house got a little damp. Some standing water on the freeways (where I drive), but nothing too bad.

    Compared to the weather in the midwest that I grew up with, this wasn’t really a big “storm”. It just rained moderately hard for two days straight. In the midwest, it can rain ferociously hard for hours, or moderately hard for longer.

    However, in the Northwest, contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t rain all that hard. It’s a light drizzle that lingers for weeks. So, when we get a decent rain for a while, the land isn’t used to all of that water at once.

    What caused this problem was:

    a) lots of rain
    b) warmer temps (50’s) so that some of the lower elevation snow melted
    c) high winds and close proximity to the ocean (basically, the rivers are filled with water, but the winds are blowing water from the ocean back into the rivers, so the water has no place to go.

    Where this really crippled the area was in WA between Seattle and Portland. It’s flatter in that stretch, and there are rivers there, and BAM, you get floods!


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