Friday, September 23, 2016

Conference Recap, On A Personal Note.

And then, at the very last, this one:

September 16 at 1:59pm:
Some of you may be wondering how *I'm* doing after all this. So, just this once, I'm going to break my own rule and post a selfie.

Conference Recap, Trip Home

This series of posts began with the discovery that one of my son's toys had hitched a ride in my pocket to last week's conference. The chronicle of his adventures begins here, if you want to go back and catch up.

The trip home was actually, blessedly uneventful. When you're traveling by plane, this is a good thing.


September 16 at 1:31pm:
He was VERY eager to get home...
September 16 at 1:52pm:
Ah, the touching reunion at last! It's good to be home.
It was a big adventure for a small action figure. Thanks for coming along with us.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Conference Recap, Day 5

This series of posts began with the discovery that one of my son's toys had hitched a ride in my pocket to last week's conference. The chronicle of his adventures begins here, if you want to go back and catch up.

It seemed like it was going to be an uneventful morning, until...


September 15 at 10:23am:
So, he slipped away from the conference to explore the castle...
September 15 at 10:42am:
Honestly, he's incorrigible. That's him on top of the castle wall.
September 15 at 10:57am
Annnnd now he say he needs a solid, full meal if he's going to "take the next step". Should I be worried? I think I should be worried.
September 15 at 11:26am:
Apparently he needed a big lunch so he could head off to explore the wilderness beyond the castle. I guess I'm taking my own notes for the next session. ::sigh:: Interns these days...
September 15 at 3:47pm:
Well, at least now I know where he went...
September 15 at 3:48pm:
Apparently it was part of a plan.
Right, so: the message says, "After hours of tireless exploration, I have made my way to the mysterious headwaters of the sacred river. Legend says that there is an ancient city of pure gold here, but legend is clearly lying. No city, no gold. Still, maybe the discovery will make me famous and I can get speaking engagements or something."
September 15 at 10:13pm:
Passed out in front of the toilet. I mean, okay, it's the last night of the conference, but I *knew* it was a mistake to turn him loose on an open bar. We have to get on the plane in the morning!
So that was the end of Thursday, and also the end of the conference. There was nothing left but the trip home. Surely that would be uneventful... right?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Conference Recap, Day 4

This series of posts began with the discovery that one of my son's toys had hitched a ride in my pocket to last week's conference. The chronicle of his adventures begins here, if you want to go back and catch up.

September 14 at 6:28am:
Roomie is having a hard time getting out of bed this morning. Can't say I blame him. Yesterday was pretty busy, and today is going to be just as long.
September 14 at 7:54am:
Made it to our first session. He still isn't very awake, though.
September 14 at 9:59am
Networking with other conference-goers during the break!
September 14 at 11:40am:
Well, we finished lunch.
September 14 at 1:05pm:
Ready to take notes on the next session...
September 14 at 4:40pm:
"Hertz?" I asked.

"Only when I laugh," he told me.
September 14 at 6:36pm
Oh, my. I hope he knows what he's doing. If he keeps me up all night with drunk music-less karaoke, I'm going to be very annoyed.
That took care of Wednesday. One more conference day to go, and then we'd be through. Unfortunately for me, well... You're going to have to check in tomorrow to find out what he did!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Conference Recap, Day 3

This series of posts began with the discovery that one of my son's toys had hitched a ride in my pocket to last week's conference. The chronicle of his adventures begins here, if you want to go back and catch up.

September 13 at 6:18am:
Bit of an adventure on the way to breakfast this morning...
September 13 at 12:24pm:
He may be a little too adventurous for his own good.
September 13 at 2:08pm:
Taking notes in the session...
September 13 at 3:54pm:
Making new friends at the conference.
That was pretty much it for Tuesday. There was an activity scheduled for that evening, but I skipped it.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Conference Recap, Day 2

This series of posts began with the discovery that one of my son's toys had hitched a ride in my pocket to last week's conference. The chronicle of his adventures begins here, if you want to go back and catch up.

September 12 at 7:22am:
Annnnd, we're off and going on day two!
September 12 at 12:30pm:
Day 2 continues apace.
September 12 at 6:29pm:
He stopped to look at the turtles and alligators.
...And that's it for today! Or, um, for last Monday. Whichever. Whatever. More coming tomorrow, so be sure to check back!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Conference Recap, Day 1

Okay, so... Remember how I said I didn't have anything interesting to post? That's because I was thinking in terms of blog posts. And while I was out of town at the conference, I really didn't come up with anything to post here on the blog.

Meanwhile, on my Facebook feed, I was actually quite active... and apparently very amusing. So, since I'm going to be up to my neck in upgrades, catching up after a week away, and general being-back-at-workness, I'm going to reproduce the activity from last week's FB feed over here on the Blog o' Doom. The drama began on Sunday, the first day of the conference...


September 11 at 7:53am:
So, in the process of going through airport security yesterday, I discovered that one of my son's toys had hitched a ride in my pocket. Apparently he's attending the conference, too.
September 11 at 9:31am:
Taking a break from the training session. He looks ready for whatever comes next.
September 11 at 12:35pm:
He appears to have found the lunch buffet successfully.
September 11 at 1:56pm:
It seems that short legs make for a long walk.
His screen says: "First day of conference. I am definitely getting my steps in."
September 11 at 4:21pm:
This guy is HARD CORE. A full day of training, and then he goes free climbing?
September 11 at 7:10pm:
Finished dinner. Now he's come back to my room to watch a movie. Good night, everyone.
Check in tomorrow for the next thrilling installment!