Friday was a relatively ordinary day, though it was Dan’s last day. At least the management bought pizza for everybody. We heard Larry tell a tale of a company he used to work at years ago, where a couple of people had been fired over IM. Seriously, their managers sent them instant messages saying, “You’re fired,” and that was that. This is pretty clueless on management’s part, but I’ve seen worse.
Saturday was relatively relaxing. Stephanie took me to lunch at The Vig in Arcadia, then we met Nathan at the Musical Instrument Museum in north Scottsdale and spent hours walking through the place and looking at everything. More of the exhibit spaces were full than last year, so there was more to see. I took a few pictures of stuff that looked interesting. We saw the “Mechanical Music” gallery, which we’d missed last time, which had a bunch of player pianos, player organs, music boxes, and so forth. Nathan said he enjoyed it. I could see that—he works with the music department at his high school, and knows a lot about instruments. We also tried to plan out some alternatives to trivia, since it looks like trivia’s canceled for the forseeable future.