this time tomorrow i'll be in sunny nelson eagerly preparing for the 3 day conference i have single-handedly organised over the past 4 months!
i'm really excited about it all coming together; meeting the delegates, exhibitors and presenters, getting post-conference feedback, and starting all over again to plan an even better 2010 event! (i'm a little ocd like that).
i'm also looking forward to not being so time pressured at work, although i got asked to organise another conference for november today, so i guess that idea's out the window!
a curious thing has started happening now that i'm in a 'workplace'. strangers call me. they want to have meetings with me. they ask me to come and visit their venue, attend their expo, get something printed with them.
how do these people know my name? how did they get my number?
i guess it's just one of life's mysteries.
last week i attended a tech expo aka nirvana for gadget freaks. samsung, hewlett package, canon, fuji, microsoft, belkin - you name it, they were there. there were 3 highlights for me:
1) dropping my business card (i have them now you know) in the 'lucky draw' of all the exhibitors. i'm under no illusion that all i'll gain from that is a lot of junk email.
2) adobe were there and they're going to fix my iTUNES problem. watch this space!
3) i won something while i was at the expo
you know the drill: stand around, listen to the sponsors wax lyrical about their product and hope that your name gets called out so you haven't wasted 40 minutes of your day. there was around a dozen prizes onstage:
mini laptops, digital frames, monitors, xbox, cameras, logitech steering wheels, a beer fridge - y'know, lots of cool stuff.
MY name got called. did i win any of the uber-cool aforementioned stuff i just mentioned?
what did i win?
a polystyrene cheque.
to the value of $170
for a server configuration
OH YEAH. GO WILD.
...the shame didn't end there. i had to carry the DAMN thing all the way through town back to my office!
where it's sat ever since.
any suggestions as to what i should do with it???