I checked in to the Rio hotel in Las Vegas at around 3:30 PM Wednesday, and I’m proud to say that I haven’t walked outside since. 112 degrees? You gotta be kidding. And since the only thing outside the hotel is more hotels, I don’t really see the point.
Anyway, the big problem with these blogger confabs from a blogger’s perspective is that they leave so little time for actual blogging, which is why my posting has been so light these last few days. That said, I’ve got a lot of great posts in my head that will hopefully work their way out through my fingers over the coming weeks, and have started plotting a couple of new schemes to further our socialist takeover of America. Well worth the trip.
But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some disappointments. Carla (from Blue Oregon) and I had high hopes for our Pub Quiz team, “The Dirty Fucking Liberal Bloggers,” especially after recruiting the Seattle P-I’s encyclopedic Joel Connelly as a ringer. But unfortunately, Joel let us down with his total lack of pop culture knowledge, leading to our team’s worst performance ever in our long and glorious two-year career. Maybe next year we’ll try recruiting a journalist from a print publication.