What's up with that biological clock

I went to bed at almost 2 am and woke up at 6:30 am.  What a drag.   I couldn't sleep anymore because my eyeballs wouldn't stay shut!  It did give me a chance to catch up on some email and and IM with a friend of mine who is preparing for a presentation.  Yesterday when I got back to my hotel I went through all my notes and blogged about what I had seen and could remember for the day.  There was a lot of stuff, I learned in one day.  Most of this stuff is 100 level type stuff for now but that's fine,  I've never seen some of these features before.  This morning I'm still enamored with wiki's blogs and rss.  I'm all inspired to put up a SharePoint community site mostly a wiki and maybe a blog.  There's already a site dedicated to SharePoint blogs they seem to do a good job there.

Last night my editor from Addison Wesley took me out to a seafood restaurant.  We had a pretty cool waitress, who advised us on what to eat.  She did a really good job, I asked for a desert and she could tell by looking at me I didn't need it.  So she didn't bring it.   For appetizers Joan had the coconut shrimp and I had "tater tots".  They were shaped like the barrel tator tot that you got in your school lunch,  but they had fish inside.  Kind of like a croquette.  Yumm!  Then for dinner we each had the Halibut.  It was awesome and very hard to describe.  If I told you that it had Bar B Que sauce on it you'd cringe.  But it was delicious!  I'm an eater not a critiquer!   Joan is exceptionally cool, she's done a lot of thing with her life so far, very well traveled.

As it turns out she has an affection for Spain and so do I.  Well I must, since I married a Spaniard.  We compared notes on our experiences and it was refreshing to see someone who had spent some quality time there and have the similar experiences that I had.  She's one of those kind of people that are just really easy to talk to.  Very inquisitive in a non-invasive, non-threatening sort of way and then really listens to your responses.  Simply a warm and inviting person.  I didn't know how to act.  I'm sure her listening skills is one of the things that makes her a great editor.  Like I've indicated before she's had a really very interesting life.  I hope to learn more about her next time we meet.

That reminds me, everyone that I've worked with at Addison Wesley is really cool.  Every communication that I have is a very positive one.  They are an easy group of people to work with.  So far very honest, matter-of-fact and down to earth.  I like 'em all!  Elizabeth, the editor of the last book, is leaving soon for maternity leave.  She's all set up to have twins.  It's one of those things where you're happy for her but sad for yourself.  I didn't want a different editor, I like Elizabeth already.  Leave us alone!  But Joan has turned out to be wonderful too.

If you ever have some great content that you want to produce I'd suggest contacting Addison Wesley.  They have a lot of people on the marketing side that are really great too.  I just don't want this to turn into a long mushy blog.

Well it's time to go to the conference and maybe squeeze out a lab.  I'm interested in Content Types this morning.

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