‘Twas the night before Teched Community day
Well, the afternoon really; I was on my way
To Berlin, by the Jet that’s supposed to be Easy,
But as the flight time grew near, so my stomach grew queasy.
“Check-in four thirty, we’ll meet by the gate”
But my travelling buddy arrived 5 mins too late.
His boarding was barred, he’ll fly the next plane
“This jet is not full though”, we argued in vain.
I flew on alone, Julius in Basel remained,
( His next flight was cancelled – the engine was strained ).
My journey was smooth, the travel went well,
Despite Berlin taxi driven like a bat out of hell.
Check-in, to room, unpack, shower, then bar,
Üwe’s sent a text message, he isn’t too far
Don’t see the others, so I sit on my own,
When an cheery message comes into my phone.
Thomas Zloch’s on his way,despite a voice that’s gone,
And Üwe’s arrived. The party’s begun.
Pokraka turns up, and Jim Spath, Darren Hague,
Dennis Howard, Anton Wenzelheumer; it gets a bit vague
But I recall meeting Marilyn (Pratt not Monroe),
Morton Wittrock, and many others we know
From SDN, the blogs and forums we frequent.
Putting faces to names;it was quite an event.
Were you at the Radisson on Sunday evening? I’m sorry if you didn’t get a mention. For those concerned about Julius Bussche, he eventually made it to Berlin the following day, at about 4pm. Later in the evening he lost his suitcase, but that’s another story.