SIGDOC 2012 Conference—Day 2, dining with friends, and some line-dancing & two-stepping with Casey..

~Friday~  The second, and final, day of the conference offered to sessions, again with three presentations each, followed by a “Wrap-up and Feedback” session to close out the conference. My colleague, and friend, Sarah Egan Warren, presented on “Creating Student Chapters” this morning during the one-hour breakfast time. As always, she was a “smooth operator,” … Read more

SIGDOC 2012 Conference—Day 1

~Thursday~  Today was the first day of the conference, and I attended four sessions, each with three presentations scheduled. The first presenter in the first session didn’t show up, so all-in-all, I attended 11 presentations today. Here’s what the day looked like, with an electronic copy of the program available here: Continental Breakfast & Welcome … Read more

UNC CAUSE 2010—Day 3: Two final sessions, a sandwich lunch, a ride home, & dancing…

~Wednesday~  It was rough getting up this morning. I had my alarm set for 7:30, but got up a little before, and I was down to breakfast by a little after 8:00. I sat at a table by myself, since I was on the tail end of the 7:00-8:30 serving time, and the place was … Read more

UNC CAUSE 2010—Day 2: Our presentation, a dinner cruise, & a night of carousing…

~Tuesday~  I was up at 6:00 and downstairs shortly after breakfast started at 7:00. Everything was delicious that I had—scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, sausage, and bacon, but I sure did want some kind of bread, none of which was a part of the spread. I tried to “walk the talk” of taking advantage of … Read more

UNC CAUSE 2010—Day 1: Amenity whining, Yammertime, and a speakers dinner…

~Monday~  Joe dropped me off at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside for the first of my three-day conference, UNC CAUSE 2010, which is an annual conference (when the budget allows) for anyone working in information technology (IT) in support of the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina system. I went from a Quality Inn … Read more

Cloudy urine collection instructions, a priceless phlebotomist, a loving affirmation, & a road trip

~Friday~  I was up and logged in to work at 5:30 this morning, and I’d sent three e-mails by 6:00. At 7:30, I ran out to my doctor’s office to have some lab work done. When I walked into the bathroom where I was to “produce a sample,” my first thought was, “There really needs … Read more

Card not valid**3; a dark, deserted, wet road; a great life had; & happy days not here again…

~Tuesday~  Due to my early retirement last night, I was up at 5:30, and on the bus at 6:15. Well, I was out in the rain at the stop at 6:17, and I waited in that rain until 6:24 for the bus. The bus was surprisingly crowded for the first bus of the day and … Read more

Starting on our presentation for UNC CAUSE 2010 and running into Miss Gay America 2011 out of drag..

~Sunday~  I slept in—until 11:00. Glorious. I met Jen at the office at just afternoon, with two quick stops on the way—one at Food Lion, where I nabbed a pack of bagels, and then a quick drive-thru at Bruegger’s for some coffee. In a pleasant surprise, the guy working the drive-thru was customer-oriented, pleasant, and … Read more