Just got back from JournalCon -- 08/22/04

I've just got back from JournalCon 2004 in Washington, DC.

Naturally the first thing I had to do upon getting home was to catch up on e-mail and journals, etc. This is the longest I've gone without going online in a long while. Gee, from about five a.m. on Friday until now, late Sunday night -- actually, after midnight, so it's now Monday morning technically, but I'm going to stick with the 08/22/04 dateline.

I had brought many megabytes with me for photographs -- two 64 Mb smartcards plus a 16Mb and an 8Mb -- but I took very few photographs. They had green, yellow and red dots to put on nametags -- to indicate that photography was okay (green) or please ask before taking picture (yellow) or do not take my picture (red). It was difficult (at least for my aging eyes) to look at a room full of people and determine that everyone was wearing green dots. I did ask at a couple of panel discussions if there were any non-green dot people sitting where I might be taking pictures from where I was seated and there always seemed to be some... so I didn't take very many pictures at all. (But, as a glance down the page will show, I did take some.)

Friday -- Nancy and I got to the Hotel Helix around three, checked in, dumped our stuff in the room (oh, okay, Nancy hung stuff up in the closet) and then went down to the National Gallery of Art to see the Sanford Gifford (gorgeous stuff -- I really love the Hudson River painters -- Cole, Church, Gifford, etc.) -- then back to Hotel Helix, just in time for JournalCon sign-in and the daily complementary champagne at the hotel and to meet lots and lots of people and run up stairs for a quick shower (Washington was a lot warmer than Rhode Island has been) and then back down to meet more people. Went out to dinner with a bunch of people, mostly Nanowrimo survivors ----

No, I can't do this, I'm too tired and can't get all of the URLs linked in for the people I do have pictures of and a wave of fatigue is just washing over me. The Friday night entertainment -- The Matthew Show

I really enjoyed his performance... enough so that I bought his CD.

I am working on a theory that says we are recycling the sixties -- the decor of the Hotel Helix fits right in with this theory -- and the current political debates seem to be arguments about Vietnam -- and the matthew show fits right in with this -- Do you remember coffee houses with folk singers?

Okay, I've got to go to sleep -- I'll write more about JournalCon tomorrow and post some pictures too.

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