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Improvements [Jan. 7th, 2013|08:49 pm]
Still feeling under the weather, but today was a marked improvement.

Got the non-figure chunks of my poster printed out this morning with minimal fuss and bother. It took me 45 minutes and 88 thumbtacks to get it all posted, but the backup plan worked and was totally acceptable. And then, the airline called to say they had my poster tube! They delivered it at lunch, so I was even able to hang it up by the beginning of the poster session at 2:30. I'm out 50-some bucks on the unnecessary extra printing, but really, all in all? It coulda been oh so much worse.

Poster session was fine. Fewer good poster comments than useful discussions with people who wanted to talk to me personally rather than look at the poster, but that's how it goes, sometimes. Standing for 90 minutes wiped me out, though.

I'm not fond of the way the conference is strung way out around the perimeter of the convention center, putting all the pairs of talks I want to see a good five minute walk away from one another. I think this conference suffers from being an awkward side; it's too big to fit in a big hotel, but too small to fill up a well-apportioned chunk of a big convention center. (That, or the organizers are just no good at organizing. The fact that the program is organized by topics ordered not alphabetically or numerically but by seniority lends some credence to this notion.)

Lots of good food today. Cold pizza for breakfast (and I feel proud of myself for thinking of that last night); excellent bi bim bap from Koriante for lunch, and amazing barbecue from Stubb's for dinner.

Tired now. It's 9:30 and I'm already in bed. Sleep comes soon, I suspect.

[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2013-01-08 04:57 am (UTC)
Me: I have no idea where the Denver Alamo is. Beemer might, but he's in Austin right now, I think. Probably eating breakfast burritos and migas and hanging at the Alamo original on South Lamar. Bastard.

Ann: Goddammit I bet he's having airstream trailer cupcakes, too. Bastard. DAMN YOU TECTONIC

Me: Turns out Beemer's trip isn't going so well and he's not feeling great. So he's not actually a bastard.

Ann: Good to know
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2013-01-08 02:38 pm (UTC)

likebutton on your comment

What? Something something I'm totally a bastard something something. Insert clever response here.

I'm skipping a talk right now because it's all the way on the other side of the convention center, and I'm like, fuck you conference, I'm not walking that far.

Breakfast burritos and migas sound awesome, but would involve more morning gumption than I typically have, even when well. Le sigh.
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[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2013-01-08 03:39 pm (UTC)

Re: likebutton on your comment

Just know we decided that you are not a bastard.

I wish I hadn't been such a South Austin snob so I could know some more places for you to go, but tourists and UT students hang out downtown, so I was a South Austin snob. See the things that you don't realize will be important? Sick Beemer needs food, dammit!
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[User Picture]From: jofish22
2013-01-08 03:41 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2013-01-08 04:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the whole thing is organized as a collection of sub-meetings, not all of which happen every year, so the first thing in the program is the 29th Conference on Hydrology, followed by the 25th Symposium on Weather Modification, and the 24th Meeting of Atmospheric Science Librarians, and so on down to a bunch of First whatevers, and then you have the *Special* Symposia, and then regular syposia, and then a grab-bag of other events, in no particular order. And if you have a bunch of sub-meetings on the same iteration, they're in the order they were proposed, not alphabetical order or anything. Oh, and the Presidential Forum comes first, regardless of its number.

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[User Picture]From: kybearfuzz
2013-01-08 03:58 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I've never enjoyed poster presentations that much to begin with, so it not being an exciting conference doesn't help. Hopefully today will be better.

And cold pizza for breakfast is food of the gods in my opinion. Reminds me of my college days ;)
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