Thursday Three: Philly Edition

by - Thursday, June 30, 2011

Arlene and I at the conference
My coworker Arlene and I exhibiting at a conference

1. The conference in Philly wrapped up yesterday afternoon and I have to say it was a pretty smashing success. We talked to a ton of people, gave away all our awesome swag and in general had a really fun time. I barely have a voice today though because we had to talk really loudly in the expo hall to be heard over the guy a few booths over who had a mic. I've downed cough drops all day yesterday in hopes of making myself sound slightly less like a man, but it's not really working.

Fun times with teachers
Fun times with awesome teachers

2. My plans to run every day while I was in Philly completely fell apart because I spent every evening after the conference hanging out with my uncle and his coworkers. We were having such a good time, I always ended up getting back to my hotel much later than I expected, and after a day of standing around at an exhibitor's booth, I just had no energy in the mornings to go for a run. I'm happy I ran once, but I was bummed I couldn't fit in a couple more runs.

Family Christmas card picture from last year

3. Today is my one and only day in D.C. this week. I'm back in the office to catch up on massive amounts of work before heading back to PA tonight to spend the Fourth of July with my family. If I had been smart, I would have taken the train from Philly up to my parents' place and worked from there today instead of taking the train back to D.C. and then driving back up to Philly tonight. Massive planning fail. I'm not looking forward to sitting in holiday traffic tonight, but I'll deal. My roommate made me an awesome new playlist that I can rock out to in the car.

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