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Imaginary Business Travel Contract

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on January 8, 2008 - 6:14am

1) You will let me know at least 3 weeks in advance if I can expect to be going to an event.
2) You will understand that the door for travel planning is closed 2 weeks before the event start date.
3) You will not interpret "uh" to mean whatever you want it to. It actually means, "I'm not sure yet, I need to check my schedule, can I get back to you on this?"
4) You will accept that February 14 (Valentine's Day), June 15 (fiance's birthday), August 12 (my birthday), September 10 (the date we've used as our anniversary), September 27 (what will be our wedding anniversary), and Josh Groban concert dates (usually determined 3 months in advance) are no-travel days.
4a) If you disregard this and force me to travel on a birthday or anniversary, the company will reimburse us for a fancy dinner out (wine and dessert included) upon my return.
4b) If you disregard this and force me to travel on a concert date, the company will reimburse me for front-row tickets, souvenirs, backstage passes, and flight and hotel fees if necessary upon my return.

I drafted this when I was very angry about a trip, and it felt good to write. I wish I could really bind someone to this.
But I'm not angry today. I'm happy - Josh showed up in my dreams again. He was in Rockefeller Center, wearing this long maroon coat that looked like a tapestry, and he waved.
I think I know what brought this one on: I was moody last night, and my fiance went on YouTube and played the panda song to make me laugh. And while I've never seen Josh wear anything like that, he was wearing a maroon hoodie the last time I saw him.

OMJ! I DON'T BELIEVE IT! I had the dream. When I was getting dressed this morning, I put on what looks very similar to a lucky item of clothing. Checking the boards leads me to wonder if I put on the actual lucky item, or if I knew to on some level. Why? BECAUSE JOSH POSTED!!!!!!!! I thought "Happy Happy Joy Joy" was some smug person who got tickets to Chess (can you tell I can't go?), but I was so wrong. It was him!
If this occasion doesn't deserve Vosges chocolate, I don't know what does!

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