11/30/2006

Blogging NYWC Charlotte - Underneath the Convention 4

Things got rolling today! I saw a whole of youthworkers arriving (I have no idea how many -- many.) and I also saw a whole bunch of grey sling packs! (That's the registration welcome thing that everyone gets.) It is really fun to walk around the convention center and around town and automatically have a way to begin a conversation. ("Hey! Nice pack -- where'd you get it?)
I was waiting in line for lunch and Jeff walked up right behind me and said the magic phrase! He's the first winner of a fun yet goofy prize. Three more to go!
I got to have lunch with Jeff and learn more about him and about the ministry he's involved in now and what's coming - hopefully - in the future. It's great to be able to be at a huge convention and have it feel small when you get to spend time simply talking to people.
Tonight is the welcome reception (free stuff in the exhibit hall!) and a late-night concert with Starfield and Leeland.
I think I'll be staying up late.

6 comments:

Tony Myles said...

Don't forget to score as many free Bigstuf Frisbees as you can before the real crew of moochers... I mean, patrons come in tomorrow.

Jeff said...

yes - thanks for the prize. i will cherish it forever!

Kirk said...

They have Frisbees? Now I've got to go back! I did get the giant pen from Look up Lodge tho!

Kirk said...

Three more prizes to go -- who's going to get them? Will the winners cherish them forever too?

traci said...

i wannnnnnaaaaaaa prizzzzzzzzzzzzzeeeeeeeeee. ok, so maybe whining won't get me there. how about sympathy? I'M WORKING AT KOHLS AND LIVING ON MY PARENTS COUCH AND I DON'T HAVE A REAL JOB OR A BOYFRIEND. sympathy not working? how about compliments? kirk kicks ass as much as kenda! no? how about nostalgia? i've known you since you were in your twenties. ok, so maybe your thirties. damn. now i'm just rambling...

Kirk said...

OK -- maybe I can find one of those frisbees :)