I’m here in the Downtown Sheraton in lovely Denver, Colorado, the Mile High City. It’s been, well, boring, actually.
I mean it’s been okay; I went and saw the Firefighter’s Museum which had some neat old artifacts that you look at and just think “Jesus. Fire’s haven’t changed that much in 150 years, but look at what they used to have to fight them with.” I also went to the Molly Brown (as in “The Unsinkable”) museum, which was also pretty cool. It had a lot of information about how she rose in wealth, bucked social tradition, and survived two devastating ship sinkings.
But that only filled so much time, and it turns out that the conference which “starts” Wednesday really starts Thursday, as all Wednesday has is an orientation for new people and a “reception,” which sounds like a something I’ll probably drop into for a half hour and then leave. Additionally, I was travelling with three people, one of which is here in Denver but non-contactable and two of which got stuck in Illinois and haven’t arrived yet.
What can I say? I’m a homebody. I like sitting around with my wife, having friends over, and playing games. Going to another city certainly is a lot of work for the 2 or so hours I spent in the museums. Hell, I’ve spent more time playing On the Rain-soaked Precipe of Darkness 3 on my Kindle than anything else. My greatest apologies to world travellers like Ophelie and Navimie, but I just don’t get it.
That said, I’ve already marked a lot of very intersting-sounding presentations for tomorrow and Friday morning, some of which challenge my concepts of teaching (particularly the portfolio system), so I’m quite interested in what they have to say. It just can’t get here fast enough.
On a completely separate note, Samus was right; the Tribunal is available at level 20. I’ve already read and reviewed several cases, pardoning more than I thought I might, but punishing others. It’s been IMMENSELY satisfying. I’ll write a full post on it once I’m back home.
Until then, enjoy your week!
Stubborn (and well above sea level)