Field Trip to Washington D.C. and While I’m There, I Need to Swing By NECC.

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NECC 2009 - Washington, D.C.

NECC 2009 - Washington, D.C.

On Sunday, I will be blogging (posting… whatever) from Washington D.C. and the National Educational Computing Conference.

It starts with a trip to the airport on Saturday night with the Queen of Technology, my Evil Spawn, and the Mother in Law (before you email me… Buddy the Dog is staying with Grandpa… which could very well be a blog in itself).

I’m not sure if this is a great deal for me or not… dropping off man’s best friend and picking up my mother-in-law. I have noticed Grandpa doesn’t seem disappointed about the swap.

A long drive to the airport, security, hotels, cab rides, 3 women… what in the world could possibly go wrong???

Hopefully a lot because that makes blogging so much easier.

First stop on the field trip… being a panelist at the SIGTC Forum: The 21st-Century Technology Leader for Max Frazier from Newman University. This will take place Sunday , June 28th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Room 207B at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Please join us for the discussion and the first person who walks up and says, “I read the Blog and at times it rises to the level of not terrible,” wins nothing but my undying gratitude and admiration (and possibly total consciousness on your deathbed… so you would have that going for you).

After that, the wife and mother-in-law will be attending 8,000 sessions on technology (feel free to instant message them on Windows Live Messenger … or find them on Twitter at @brachsmith… @nbrach).

They will then report back to me about everything they learned that I can use at my school.

This is so much easier than if I attend the sessions.

Plus, they are so busy they don’t even eat lunch and that is just wrong if you ask me.

Meanwhile, my daughter and I will become tourists (although I might swing by and see my “father” Alan November speak).

If we take any good pictures of the White House, the Capital, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian, the Lincoln Memorial, the Mall, etc. I will post them on the blog.

If we die of heat/humidity, I will most likely not be posting.

Once (if) we return from Washington, it is possible the Blog will be going slightly more mainstream.

I may be going to work for “the man”.

More on that later but right now I need to pack. And packing almost never goes well.

But it will take my mind off the Buddy the Dog for Mother-in-Law swap.

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4 Responses to “Field Trip to Washington D.C. and While I’m There, I Need to Swing By NECC.”

  1. timgee3
    on Jun 26th, 2009
    @ 6:48 pm

    Have fun in D.C. I look forward to the Buddy and Grandpa post…. unless “the man” says that kind of nonsense is not allowed. In that case I say “stick it to the man”….

  2. @nbrach
    on Jun 26th, 2009
    @ 8:25 pm

    I am fully cognizant that “Pappy” got the better end of the deal.
    He hasn’t quit smiling since the offer was proposed. :)

  3. Warren Purdy
    on Jun 28th, 2009
    @ 4:10 pm

    A panelist eh. Like on Juke Box Jury? Or What’s My Line? That show did serious damage. I often say, “Enter and sign in please” to parents coming into my office. I don’t bother to address their strange looks and offer an explanation any more. But anyway – good luck on ‘THE PANEL”!

  4. It’s An Odd Feeling Meeting People. Especially, When They Already Know You. | PrincipalsPage The Blog
    on Jul 8th, 2009
    @ 7:34 am

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