Whoo! I just flew in from Cleveland, and boy are my arms tired! But seriously, I've never had more fun on a vacation, even if it was woefully short. I'll talk about the experience in another blog post, but I wanted to get this picture up, which I totally stole from Julia's webpage, because I was a fucking moron and didn't bring my camera to the luncheon. I think Scott brought one, so if Paul took a picture with Scott's camera, then I'm sure he'll send it my way.
At any rate, this picture is from the Blogger Luncheon that Julia organized, and I thank her for it. We all had a great time! From left to right, top to bottom, here are the attendees:
Thomas Holtz, Jr.
J & Amanda
Fun times had by all! During the course of the four days I was there, I spent the most time with Scott (duh), Nick, Amanda & J, Matt Celesky, and Julia. I was not able to get as much chatting in as I might have liked with Neil, Andrew, Jerry, or Dr. Holtz, but hey, there's always next year! All of the people above are genuinely nice people. And while I didn't introduce myself to everyone I wanted to at SVP (I should've said hi to Phil Currie), there's always next year. And yes, I fully intend to go again next year, even though the meeting is across the pond.
I was also lucky enough to spend time with two of Scott's friends, Tony and his wife Alicia. Both of them are wonderful people, and I hope to see more of them when the snow melts. And I have to shout out a special thanks to Julia, who more or less acted as my guide for the meeting, and offered me a wonderful opportunity for next year--and she might regret it! Now then, on to the meeting itself!