What should have been a short trip turned into 14 hours of travel back from Philadelphia to Portland. Remind me to never not fly direct from East to West again. And especially not when you have to make a stop in the thunderstorm state of Texas. I've tried to relax as much as possible this weekend, as this week will be a busy one again. I'll be in San Francisco on Wednesday and Thursday and will then visit my friends in Seattle on the weekend. Last night, I saw a great show at the Doug Fir Lounge. The two bands were Binary Dolls and Helio Sequence, both local favorites. Actually, the drummer of the Binary Dolls works as a programmer for my company. Bias aside, the kid's an amazing drummer. The music scene here in Portland is actually really good, so I hope to see a lot of shows this year.