Today the conference started and I presented in the mid-afternoon session. We had lower attendance than I would have liked, but I thought the conversation which occurred was tremendous. Then, at the meet'n'greet cocktail hour had some great conversations.
My biggest problem is that I've been doing this so long and attended so many conferences, I can't always remember where I know people from. That caught me twice tonight.
After the happy hour I met up with Kevin of One Wall Cinema.
|the aforementioned Kevin|
Kevin took me on a quick drive around Quincy, and I saw City Hall, the former home of John Quincy Adams, and the graveyard where John AND John Quincy Adams are buried. I nerded a bit.
I suppose I knew Sam Adams (the beer) was from Boston, but as its one of my favorite beers in Texas, I don't think of it as local to Boston. It is, so I should shut up about that. But I bypassed Sam Adams this evening and tried local favorite Wachusett Blueberry.
It is AWESOME. And they put blueberries in it. I'm not a huge beer drinker, but this was right up my alley.
|Now you can begin your day with Boo-Berry and end it with Blueberry|
In general, I've been having a lovely time, as far as this conference business is concerned. And I am quite fond of the Boston accents of various stripes I've heard around me. Partially because nobody has yelled at me, which will ruin it. On the plus side, nobody has, as of yet, asked how I like them apples or, indeed, any apples at all.
Kevin also convinced me to eat "Buffalo Chicken Nachos". Texans, we cannot control what they do with our local cuisine once it leaves the state, but there are worse ways to see a pile of nachos wind up.