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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-04-09 05:18
Subject: [travel|conventions] Hanging in Austin
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Tags:austin, conventions, food, travel
I'm having a terrific time here at Paradise Lost in Austin. Thursday I flew in, had lunch with my aunt, then connected up with the folks here at the conference for a meet-and-greet followed by dinner at the Hyde Park Bar & Grill. Friday morning, I had breakfast with a friend, then we rolled into conference mode. First part of the day was manuscript critique, moderated by me. Then I gave a talk on writing through adversity which ranged into a number of subjects. We had an afternoon break, followed by another, less formal discussion on idea sizing, and one on agents and contracts. Then dinner at Chuy's, where some more friend came by. Today, more critique, lunch at the Salt Lick, and a visit from Howard Waldrop.

Busy and fun.

I'm planning to make a post about Wednesday' ballooning adventures, and lack thereof, but the Internet here at the hotel is pretty quirky, so I don't want to try to deal with the problems of a long, complex post with a bunch of effort in Flickr. I'll try to have that up for Monday if possible.

What are you doing this weekend?

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2011-04-09 13:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Today? Second day of a class on the science of Interpersonal Neurobiology. We play with sheep brains today, and I hope my asthma isn't flaring so badly that the formaldehyde drives me out of the room. Fascinating, totally fascinating. Memorizing brain structures. These day-long IPNB classes are fun, intense....and completely and totally draining.

The developmental aspects of brain processing are very useful as well. Lots of good stuff.

Tomorrow, skiing, and then meeting up with one of DS's friends who lived with us for a while, and is leaving town with wife and kids to take up a new adventure studying to become a minister. I think he'll be good at it.
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scarlettina: Are we there yet?
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-04-09 14:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Are we there yet?
This weekend consists of five things:
1) Finishing up a project for work
2) Meeting kateyule for a Weight Watchers meeting, lunch, and shopping
3) Party hopping
4) Finishing the revisions on a short story
5) Packing for my New York trip

Yep, I'll be busy!
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-04-09 15:18 (UTC)
Subject: Doing Today
Weekend began yesterday w/hiking, REI shopping (I got the camp kitchen I've been lusting after for several years now, essentially for FREE - 20% discount coupon plus annual dividend!), soil shifting & supper at Petting Zoo, and hanging out w/friends and fambily (local and in town from WA). Today: visiting local friend's new erotic art gallery, participating in an erotic art photo shoot, movie night, and feedings throughout the day. Cannot remember what's on top for o'morrow and'm perfectly happy to let it unfold as it will. :-)

Keep having a great time!
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User: rekre8
Date: 2011-04-09 15:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Gardening, mountain biking, packing for my trip to Austin.

Though we may make oatmeal scotchies if it rains tomorrow.
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2011-04-09 15:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Say hi to my fellow VPers for me!
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