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rgb's OLS pics are here.

I am STILL not completely recovered from OLS yet. Lots of alcohol was imbibed each night, so my recollection of events are a bit fuzzy. Apparently this was a common occurrence. Always a good sign. I will do a detailed write up of the events later, after I retrieve some sanity. But for now, just some highlights:

My OLS2K pics are now up. I managed to avoid getting in most pictures, thank god. :) I'll try to make up a list of pics and reviews later.

In case you didn't recognize me, I was the short blonde girl frantically running back and forth, muttering "shit, shit, shit!" Or sometimes I would be working the registration desk, usually with a camera pointed at me. Hard to miss, I know.

I'll post more later.

A side note: People are cool. Complications suck. *sigh*

We're down to 8 spaces left at OLS. I would estimate that less than 30% are from the Ottawa region.

At home, we recently bought an aquarium. We bought our first fish yesterday. Three Clown fish, and I've named them Larry, Curly and Moe. Andrew is amazed by the fact that I can tell the fish apart. They all look alike to him. He's convinced that I'm just picking a fish at random and calling it Moe. They each have their own personality. Andrew thinks I'm crazy.

Update: Wow, we now have 2 places left!

Update:1 place left!

There are exactly 27 spaces left at OLS 2000. First come, first serve. :)

I'm starting to feel better now. Thank goodness for friends, eh?

Update: Make that 25 spaces left.

I got a call from my cousin today. My grandmother died Saturday night. Life sucks. My initials are entirely appropriate right now.

The sky is a terribly briliant blue today.

It's a small world after all ....

We had someone register from Israel today, and another from Slovenia.

Someone pointed out/complained yesterday that I'm a better source of information about OLS than Disorganizer #1 is. Please keep in mind that while I'm just telling you about this stuff, he's actually working on it. He's a busy guy.

Current OLS To Do

    We're now finalizing such things as:
  • hotel rooms for speakers at Les Suites
  • limo services for speakers (Whee! A super stretch limo!)
  • picking quotes for printing up the proceedings
  • picking and designing shirts for attendees and staff

    Lots to do!

Well, we are 93% full now. That's a little over 40 places left.

Lots of mayhem happens at 1.5 months before the event. This is the time when we check everybody to make sure that everyone has paid for the event, gotten a confirmation number, etc. We sort out any billing issues. We figure out who hasn't paid for the conference, and send them a warning that their spot may be given to someone else. That usually gets their butts in gear.

We check that everyone's names are correct for the badges. (A surprising number of people submitted their names all in UPPER CASE.) Boring, tedious stuff all around. :)

In the personal realm: I introduced Willy to Sharon. Sharon is a friend of mine from the 10'oClock play group. She has a pug named Puck. (Named after the Elf in the Shakespearean play, not the little round thing in hockey.) They both had said something to the effect of: "It's so hard to meet people in Ottawa." I'm loathe to do more that introduce people to each other, for fear that they may start dating, and have the whole thing end in a fiery crash, leaving a horrible twisted mass of relationship wreckage.

You know, I will never know what posesses people to bank with banks like "The First National Bank of East Jesus." If you can't walk in and harrass a real person to fix your account problem, don't bank with them!

We have jumped to 87% full. Anyone else who wants to register had best do it damn soon. I mean it people! Don't come crying to me if you can't get in because it's sold out!

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