Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Washington DC, Here I Come!

It's just after 2 A.M. and I'll be waking up at 5:30 A.M. to get ready and go to the airport. I'll be heading to Washington DC for the GCN Conference on Jan. 3-6th, 2008. I'm so excited to be going!

I'll be rooming with my good friend Ryan. We'll be having a large group dinner for early-arrivers Weds night. Thursday, we'll be going to the National Mall to see stuff, then we're going ice skating!

Then (hopefully) we'll be meeting up with . . . . Heidi and Michael Daniels for dinner. They are fellow bloggers and it's always fun meeting bloggers offline during my travels. (Gosh, I remember it was two years ago while at my first GCN conference in Florida when I met my first fellow blogger - my gal bud Angel and her family. Fun times!) So I'll try to post a pic of us!

Anyway, the conference starts Thursday night and I'm excited to be meeting tons-o-folks! Plus, this year I'm leading two small group workshops: "Catalyzing Tangible Community in Your Local Area" and "Blogging: Sharing Your Story Online While Developing Community in the Process". I hope people like what I've got to share!

Here's some last bit of catch up on my holiday weeks:

My Christmas day was mellow but good since I spent the afternoon and evening with my family. The day after Christmas I had a blast hiking at Joshua Tree. The next evening, I had an awesome time hanging out with Ryan. We're both super excited about some projects that we're going to do together. The day after that, my friend Daniel Gonzales from Box Turtle Bulletin video recorded my story in four segments (with a fifth Q&A segment). It's posted on YouTube now! You can search for it now if you like (just watch them in order from P1 to P4 then bonus), otherwise I'll post them up here on TWC in a few days. Then all weekend through New Years, I've been working on the two workshops for the conference.

Whew! So I finally finished packing and I (sorta) cleaned the apartment (including taking down decorations from the tree, dishes, laundry, trash) before my buddy/room mate returns from Iowa. And here I am writing to you still. Oy, I gotta get to sleep! *yawn @ 3:26 A.M.* Okay, stay tuned for news from the conference!


Peterson Toscano said...

hope you have a great time! Can't wait to hear how your workshop turns out.

Anonymous said...

Eric, I came over here from Peterson Toscano's blog where he had your video. Although many of us have different stories, the stories have many common threads. I am familiar with the Holy Spirit causing us to fail at taking pills to end the pain. Barry

PS. I'll also be at the conference, but only for the first day.

Steve said...

Yay! Its going to be so exciting and amazing! I can't believe you were up till 3:30am and got up at 5:30! Well, see you there and looking forward to what you have to present in your workshops!

Marcus said...

Hey Bud! Hope you have a blast in DC. Unfortunately I cannot attend, but look forward to hearing all about it!

Anonymous said...

Hey Eric I have just watched your videos over at YouTube. You did a fantastic job with them and I hope many people see them and appreciate them.

I have links to them on my VOX and WordPress blog so hopefully a few people from my blog will get to see your message.

All the very best,