Monday, October 22, 2007

Absent not dead

I have a lovely rubber stamp which says that. I'm typing this in Nashville. So Not dead, just in Tennessee. On a hotel "business center" computer because I didn't want to pay for the internet. just occurred to me that the rep gave us some codes to use to log on for the conference... Probably get charged twice.

I'm debating whether to go swimming or just go pass out. Passing out is sounding more and more appealing.

So I am in the midst of my conference--my raison d'etre as far as the company is concerned. So far DHL lost a box we shipped on Friday and refused to deliver it when found--containing many things I needed for Sunday's session. Frantic photocopying on the hotel equipment. The case arrived broken, and the brand new booth had a broken bit too, leading to looking for super glue at 7:30 in the morning. Fortunately the hotel store opens early. Didn't realize someone needed a kosher meal. Erased a presentation from the laptop because someone wanted to make last minute updates--should have said no. Had the presentation on jump drive but still little moment of panic. I have been told it's going well. The food is very good.

That's it for now. There are several entries on my laptop but not online. I'm not sure I'll make my deadline next week. We'll see what the rest of the week brings.


Art said...

Ahhh the missing box.

I know it well.

Take care and get some rest

Matt said...

Thanks for the birthday wish!

Conferences are cool and hell all at once, I think. I've been a dork at DragonCon and Origins, a hawker at GenCon, a planner at a lit and film conference, a committee member at a Pop Culture conference. And somehow, I always end up as someone's go-to guy for tech problems, even if it's just making photocopies or finding an adapter for speakers.

Gambare! FAITO!