Thursday, June 12, 2008

This is My Brain After a Conference

My brain has been much too fried to write anything coherent these days. Last week was the Random Non-profit’s annual conference – Quite a slog and a very overwhelming experience, especially if you aren’t an extrovert. There were times when I had to sneak out of a plenary to find a quiet place to check my e-mail and take a moment to get myself together. The turnout this year was better than expected and I think that our field gained a lot of useful information – we had some better speakers this year than in the past, although no one who was headline worthy. I did get to see Chris Matthews (of MSNBC fame) walking out of another conference being held at the same hotel, so I did have at least one famous person sighting . . .

Good news! My sister is on her way back home from Iraq. She is waiting for the rest of her unit in an undisclosed location and should be landing back in the States for good at the end of this week. Yay!

I wish I could write more, but my brain is having problems with linear thought today and I’m doing well just writing this sort of coherently. I'm just exhausted. I'm lucky that I was able to dress myself somewhat this morning - only by wearing a suit - but I still screwed it up by somehow thinking that bright pink socks would work with a black suit and black loafers. I feel like I'm channeling 80's-90's Michael Jackson whenever I'm walking around . . . which is rather unfortunate, fashionwise. See, this is why I need to remember to lay out my clothes before I go to bed, because my most dubious fashion choices have come about in the early morning hours . . .

The weekend is coming and I am really looking forward to having a very lovely Saturday.

I hope you all are doing well!

5 comments:

citizen of the world said...

If you'd written nothing but the fact that your sister is safely on her way home, that would have been a good enough post. Yea!!!!

Merci said...

Ditto to Citizen's comment! Such good news.

Maybe it's time for that MJ look to make a comeback...

mommanator said...

AHH PINK SOCKS! that will keep em thinking or maybe set a new trend!
Glad to hear of your sis returning Good for her!

Virginia Gal said...

Yay about the sister!!!

You know I think I saw Wanda Sikes today...DC is becoming the second LA, no?

ilnisa said...

i'm so happy for you! and for your sister's return!