#WCNYC & #Metallica

November 15, 2009 · 0 comments

Wow, am I exhausted.  I can’t even begin to tell you, dear reader, what a wonderful day today was.  On so many levels.  I’ve been blessed with gifts material and intellectual today that would take me hours to explain.  And, being that it’s four minutes after twelve in the ante-meridian on Sunday and I have a wicked-full day still ahead of me, I’d best keep it short and get some rest.

Jesus.  “Keep it short” is easier said than done for this particular nutjob.  So here we go, yet another attempt at brevity by the loquacious (not verbose) Ted Wallace:

Woke up at 6 this morning – an hour and more early.  I’m not an early riser.  Picked up the mail, which included a thank-you note from Margaret regarding last weekend’s baptism, a small packet from the Adirondack 46ers, and a birthday card from Wendy (for which I still need to finish punching out my thank-you email).  Coffee, taylor ham egg & cheese (salt, pepper, ketchup) on a bagel, and I was off to Baruch College in NYC for Wordcamp NYC 2009.

Got there just early enough to get registered and find a good seat for the opening remarks.

***And here’s where I would normally go off for about a thousand words on how much I learned today.***

Bloggers, developers – you name it, if they use WordPress, they were represented today.  The conference started at 9 and ended at 6.  Again, I can’t even begin to tell you all the cool things I learned and about the cool people from whom I learned them.

Left at 6, drove up to Katie’s apartment in Astoria, hung out with her for a wonderful half-hour or so, and then walked to the Czech place for dinner with the whole family.  A birthday dinner, I might add, so the cost to me was $0.  Mom brought me a bag with the 2010 Farmer’s Almanac, a pair of Merrill shoes, a merino wool set of long johns, some socks and a pocket book called “The Art of Peace”.  Dinner was excellent.  Garlic soup – need I say more?

When I returned home, I found a bag on my door handle containing all the mail I’d been missing for the past week or so:  the PSE&G bill, Edward R. Tufte’s Visual Explanations, the Hylauronic Acid capsules from PurityProducts, and (finally!) my business/calling cards.  They came out great – I was worried about shrinking the logo that much, but for naught.

I’m a very wealthy man.  My brain is just about full, and I still have a whole ‘nother day of WordPress knowledge to cram in there.  Tomorrow is #WCNYC all day again, followed by a quick jaunt home to shower and change, and then off to Metallica at Madison Square Garden with Katie, John and Danny.

I have absolutely no idea when I’m going to finish writing the copy for the website I started last Tuesday – but I’ll get it done before everyone returns to work on Monday.  And I have no idea when I’m going to clean my apartment and do the laundry.  Maybe Monday night.

I also have a doctor’s appointment on Monday at 1:45PM, and as far as I’m concerned, the forseeable future ends there.  Yay antibiotics!  After a week and change of being sick, I’m pretty positive that I have a sinus infection.  I can feel that little golf ball of sharp pain and pressure just beneath and behind my left orbital bone.  That started this morning.   What to do?  Overload on vitamins, water and food, and keep on keepin’ on.

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