After spending a week in New York, we hopped on the Amtrak and headed for New London in time for Carl's 40th birthday party.
We're staying in a cool older hotel near the seaside on the edge of New London.
Carl's party was, of course, totally over the top. He held it at his home, and had an entire barbeque pig brought in for dinner. All sorts of interesting folks, including Kim Tripp, Paul Randal, Scott Hanselman and Miguel Castro attended.
After the party, we headed over to the studio to record Mondays. This time we had an audience, most of the folks from the party came to listen. To record a Mondays together we all have to be stuffed into audio isolation booths. There are three in the studio - a pair in the main room that face each other and one across the hall. Mark and Karen were in the pair, so they could see each other. I was in the booth across the hall, so it was almost like being back home in that I couldn't see anyone, just hear them through the headphones.
Carl was in the main studio room with the audience, which is why he's able to interact with them.
Recording the show was hilarious, not only did we have good bits, but the general chaos of having everyone there just kicked everything up a notch.