as a conference trip, well, in my honest opinion the conference turned out a complete and utter dud. as an excuse to visit jrenken and have a relaxing (sorta) weekend, it turned out very well. I mean, I charmed another set of parents (this means that I've now successfully wiled Aris's, zibblsnrt's, jrenken's, and to a lesser extent, prolly whitestar2's and yushion's.) What can I say, parents like a relatively polite and articulate person. :)
so back to John Wayne and then to the Bay Area tomorrow. See you all then.