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Apr. 4th, 2008 | 11:13 am
mood: bouncybouncy
music: Does Chicken Soup for the Dental Soul come as a book-on-tape?

Well, they could be nightmares if I actually slept sometimes.

Two conference disasters that I read about yesterday, for your Friday lulz enjoyment:

--Keynote speaker stabbed in the leg by disgruntled attendee. Ouch. This was the 10th International Conference on Science and Consciousness; if you've marked your calendars for #11, note that metal detectors will be installed well in advance. Also, read the comments on that article if you have any faith in humanity that you need to put in check. :P

--Angry Vegas hotel charges convention-goers for organizers' unpaid $50,000 tab. Hah! I would so get fired if this happened on my watch. But then again, I hope I would be able to spot a sales department that would pull shit like this before ever signing a contract.

In news that you care about (maybe!), I found all my Duke yearbooks and have been looking through them instead of going to bed at reasonable hours. I had the shortest hair possible in my senior photo; it's kind of jarring. But my tie appears to have been well-knotted that day.

Also, message to kishenehn: my 2003 yearbook had a photo of a streaker! He was painted completely blue, so it wasn't as cool as yours, but I still think the photographer got a good shot and I commend the yearbook staff for printing it. :) I'll have to see if I can scan it and post it here, which is likely going to lead to interesting shenanigans:

Me: *skulks into copy room carrying 12-pound Yearbook of Doom and starts scanning*
One of the 50 People on This Floor That Shares the Copy Room: (inevitably walks into the room) Whatcha scanning?
Me: Um ... blue ... peen. Er, I mean nothing! Nothing at all!
Everyone Else in the Building: Hey look, a commotion! Let's go see what it's about. We'll bring cake!
Me: *dies*

This afternoon, after I tackle budgets, I am going to run off to the LGBT Center to retrieve the lunchbox I left there last Friday and help them move furniture back into the large room, which was been re-floored after a flood caused by God signaling his dislike of homos far too much recent rain. I'm not sure who will be there instead of at the Unity Conference, but I aim to find out.

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Mr. J

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from: j_dc
date: Apr. 4th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Ha Ha! Damn, he must have been a bore...

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mark

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from: kishenehn
date: Apr. 4th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you must -- you MUST!

I'll bring the cake. :-D

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Apr. 4th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
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I will! However, I don't think you can fully understand my office's love of cake. And food in general. We probably bring down the average life expectancy of Duke employees with each birthday celebrated. :P

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Jillian

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from: jillyfish16
date: Apr. 5th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
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damn, those are horror stories. last year at the SURGE conference our photographer spilled a full glass of water on our keynote speaker's laptop right before her speech, and then we had to pay to replace it. but at least no one got stabbed.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Apr. 5th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
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Ack, that does suck. But yes, a conference with no injuries is generally a successful feat. The only thing that's happened at any of my events was a woman who tripped on the unfinished downtown Durham sidewalks outside the Marriott and scraped up her wrist, but she was fine after a trip to the drug store.

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