Good Morning From Palo Alto

I’m in Caaaa-lee-four-neee-ah (that’s the way you’re supposed to say it now, right?) for a CSS Working Group meeting, with my fellow AOL rep, Kimberly (who is an excellent navigator). We’re meeting at the Microsoft Mountain View campus. We went out to dinner last night as a group, and I’ve never been at dinner where half the people there had laptops out on the table. By that point in the day, after eight hours of arguing about what boils down to punctuation, I was ready to not talk about standards anymore. But, my fellow group members are committed (obsessed? fanatic? crazy?) about this stuff, and just kept right on going with the same energy they started the day with. I honestly have no idea how they do it.

Oh, when given a choice, don’t rent a Buick Century. For a 2004, it feels like the car is 10 years old. The steering wheel is narrow, the seats too mushy, and it drives like a bar of soap. I feel old driving it. Honestly.

We are missing one of my favorite CSS WG members, Daniel. I met him in France, and we had a great time at dinner. We talked about French food, American politics, and the history of Netscape. I’m pulling for a meeting in Europe next time so he can make it (Norway, anyone?).

I’ll hopefully get to hang out with Tim and Dawson on Saturday and then get back to my beautiful family on Sunday. I miss them. So much, in fact, that I set up a screensaver of a bunch of pictures (I hate screensavers) of them to scroll by while I’m not working on something. They’re gorgeous.

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