So I think I picked something up this weekend. Not sure what, but I'm not feeling so great. You know me I'm running at 50 mph and when I get sick I have to stop and pause. Sometimes it's great, but other times not so much.
Anyway, so a little more on the meeting with Joel, so there was a speaker dinner Friday night. I left my coat by my chair and went to the bathroom. When I came back Joel was sitting next to my chair. It was apparent who it was and I kind of just sat there stunned. Honestly, this is how I would act with anyone who sat next to my chair that I didn't know. Sometimes I can suck in my gut and push myself to say hi and sometimes I've had very little sleep and I'm not so good at meeting people. For that reason people think that I hate them. No it's not so much that I hate them. Sometimes you have to get the conversation started with me and once that happens sometimes I won't shut up. A little after that meeting Mark Miller came up to me. Mark was pretty cool. I felt like Mark is a little like Paul, where you can talk to him really easily. I look forward to seeing both him and Paul in the NYC SP Saturday. I also met Dan Usher and at first he was really quiet. When he came to my session later he seemed a bit more talkative which was really cool. He's a pretty interesting guy that I chat with now regularly on im. I met a whole ton of other cool people including John Holliday, Kevin Griffin, Kevin Israel, Susan Lennon, Jessica Moss, and Robin (don't remember her last name). I look forward to seeing some of these guys again at various events. Overall I like these events, because you meet all kinds of people you never really meet on a normal basis. I had a crazy idea to come to New York (which is literally stupid), but I need to see some cousins. I keep putting it off, so I told Michael I would volunteer that weekend at the event. That way I get to see my cousins and my aunt in Philly. I get to have lunch with my aunt that Sunday. So I'm actually speaking in Jacksonville the day before I fly to NYC. It will be a weird weekend. I'm finally meeting AC, then I get to see my family and friends up that way. I seriously need to compile a list of all the people I know out that way. I contacted my other aunt in Baltimore and she said she'd rather I visit in May, so I'll go the D.C. one too. I promised that I would make more time for family and I'm kind of doing so in my own way. I'm hoping I can get my cousin David to come to the event. If it wasn't on the Shabbos I could probably get my aunt and other cousins to come. The next few months are going to be crazy and hectic and awesome.