Vlog Every Day October 2014 | Day 19

“Three Bullet Points”

1] Today was hurry up and wait day. This is typical of pre-conference time: everyone coming in to the nesting grounds like a flock of penguins. Regular (no workshop) attendees couldn’t register until 11AM – which I did after a great breakfast at the Original Dinerant. Then we had to wait until 5 PM to receive the blessing of the conference committee. But, from about 1 to 5 we (a group of about 20) went off the reservation to a couple of brew houses and had samples and meat and cheese tastings. The walk was long and hot, but it was all good in the end.

2] Tonight, after the blessing, was the “little social event” at Punch Bowl Social. It was O.K., but it lack a certain je ne sais quoi. It reminded me of being back in college – trying to get a drink at a crowded bar – nothing left for anyone else to do. So, me and a former employee of CIS went a couple blocks away for a couple beers. That was good.

3] Tomorrow is when the learning happens. I’m back in the hotel at a respectable hour writing this post and thinking of bed. Here’s to tomorrow and next day and the next (half) day. Already, I can’t wait for the wife to get here.

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