Morning Meanderings… Two Out Of Three… and it is BEA!
Good morning! 😀
As you know I have been planning to go to BEA however, my roommate of the past two years will not be attending this year and I have been roommate searching. For a few days there I was even considering not attending, which really bothered me as it is something I look forward to all year.
Over the past week a few people came forward with possible opportunities I was looking into. Then thanks to Twitter, I discovered Gail also did not have a roommate this year, hers was also not attending. I had met Gail last year at the BBC. We started chatting and emailing and as of yesterday morning we are booked! 😀
Seriously – just typing those words is such a relief!
SO lat night I finished the BEA registration that had started and stopped over the past few weeks. That felt good too! 😀
The final piece was to book a flight and I had been watching Orbitz and knew there were plenty to choose from. Last night I made three attempts to book a flight and each time after I filled everything out and hit submit…
it would come up with a message that said sometimes seats get booked quickly and that one in so longer available. 😯
This happened two more times and I logged on to my credit card account to see what was happening there. Sure enough, every time I tried to book a flight my card put that into a reserve hold on those dollars. At that point I stopped thinking my credit card company is going to lock up the card thinking it is fraud… three attempts for flights.
So anyway…. that is frustrating.
I will try again in a few days, or if I have time this afternoon I may call Orbitz and just let them know what is happening and find out how do I actually find a flight that exists.
Anyhoo.. thats what is happening here. I can still bask in the fact that I am for sure going to BEA. I am excited and now planning out what I want to do there.
Hope your Tuesday is lovely. I have book club here tonight and I am excited for what is sure to be an interesting review of The 19th Wife. (Review, discussion, and food we had with the review will all be posted tomorrow)
Oh, and those participating in the Monday meme and the egg hunt – remember to qualify you must also comment on those blogs that had the eggs. I am seeing entrants who have not done that part. 😀