I was sitting in a client's conference room in the midst of pre-meeting smalltalk when a co-worker brought up the Alaskapade and asked when I was leaving. One of my clients asked what he was talking about and my co-worker pulled up the Alaskapade.com page on the conference room's projection screen. We had but moments before the meeting kicked off, so there wasn't much time for me to explain. There was time, however for my client to express his opinion that "this has to be the stupidist thing [I've] ever done". My first instinct was to argue the purpose for my trip, but this is my customer and IBM probably wouldn't appreciate that. So, I just grinned, nodded, and bit my lip as the meeting started.
It did get me thinking though. I know I'm firmly resolved in my purpose for the trip and I also know that I've done many things more stupid than this. There are too many to list without starting another blog, so I thought I would describe my top three in no particular order. The first will be posted tomorrow.