No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
After Tuesday, I gave up trying to eat anything remotely healthy and I haven't jumped back into that magnificent gym I talked about upon arrival. The conference, however, has been magnificent! One of the keynote speakers is Michael Pollan (Botany of Desire, Omnivore's Dilemna). The sessions are amazing and the food and bar are awesome. My husband's cousin is also down here on business from Chicago and so we met up last night for drinks. The atmosphere was too much fun. Gosh, is that even possible? I had already had an early dinner of a few drinks and appetizers - like delicious appetizers - so by the time he left the hotel I was starving. Hello room service!! I am really unhappy with my choices. Today I've had a 'give it up' kind of feeling. I've half ass tried but once the exhibit hall opened it was free drinks and food. I stopped at one glass and didn't eat much for appetizers. There is another reception at 7 tonight that I'm going to. Very cool news - I am going to have a little mini interview with the head of one of the committees! I am so excited and I think I've got the 'job' but I still kind of want to impress her. Of course, it's a voluntary/appointed position and it's not a paid position but it's a pretty big deal to get on one of the committees for this national organization!
This positively positive was balanced out with my supervisor at school e-mailing me a shitty and unprofessional e-mail accusing me of 'sneaking' out of school for a week without telling anyone. The e-mail was worded to really make me look bad so I sent a long message back and provided evidence of multiple e-mails and people (including HER!) that I notified of my absence. She couldn't even be bothered to apologize. Sometimes I feel like she purposely tries to make me look bad or like I've done something wrong. This is not the first time this has happened.
I'm off now to the other reception and to hopefully get a spot on this committee! I'll catch up with others later tonight. Maybe this will keep me out of the bar!!!