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A Day of Pure Insanity

Posted by randfish

I'm incredibly tired. So dead, it's hard to take out my contact lenses (you know how they stick sometimes? Yeah, I hate that). Here's a log of today's events:

  • 7:50am - Wake up at hotel in San Francisco, shower
  • 8:45am - Catch cab to International Orange
  • 9:15-10:45am - Take first ever Yoga class (wow - it's painful, and I'm the only male in the building) with Yoga instructor friend
  • 11:00am - Catch cab back to hotel (why are there never any cabs in SF when you need them?)
  • 11:45am - Check out of hotel and drive to Boulangerie for breakfast
  • 12:45pm - Desperately lost in Sonoma County
  • 1:15pm - Arrive at Skywalker Ranch (holy crap is it gorgeous!) with Jessie
  • 1:15pm-4:00pm - Tour Skywalker Ranch (including seeing the grail from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and, weirdly, Jon Favreau, who's also giving someone a private tour)
  • 4:00pm - Sara from Edutopia (George Lucas' Educational Nonprofit) gets me a replica Indiana Jones Hat (wow!)
  • 4:30pm - Meet Jessie's horse in Marin County (I've never touched a horse before - at least that I can remember)
  • 5:00-6:00pm - Get lost on multiple freeways and streets in and around Berkeley (why can't I figure out directions in the Bay Area?)
  • 7:10pm - Arrive at SMX West Conferece
  • 7:15pm - Accidentally call Matt Foster from ArteWorks SEO "Todd" - feel bashful for the rest of the night
  • 7:30pm - Find out my dad is attending SMX Conference (he looks so dapper in a sportcoat) :)
  • 7:45pm - Eat dinner with Will Critchlow from Distilled (we miss you desperately, Tom) and Miguel Salcido from eVisibility
  • 9:00-11:00pm - Drinks with Gary & Patrick from Ask.com. Gary, as usual, shows us that he is clearly a far better search engine than Google (not Ask.com, I mean Gary himself).
  • 11:15pm - Run into Ken Jurina, but we both realize we need sleep even more than commiseration.
  • 11:45pm - Bitch about social news sites with a brilliant programmer
  • 12:00am - IM with Sarah Bird (who's arrived safely back from Spain - hooray!)
  • 12:30am - Realize with horror that something has to go up on the blog tonight, despite pain in all sorts of body parts I didn't even realize I had
  • 12:45am - Hope that Mystery Guest is having a great time in Italy, but miss her desperately

I'm a very, very lucky guy. I hope I can repay that gratitude in full someday.

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