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Back from National

by Kay~Kacey on 8/2/2006

It sure takes me longer to recover from RWA Nationals than it used too…I’m STILL exhausted!!

Had a great time! Roomed with Michelle Willingham who had good news everytime I saw her. That was fun! Saw tons of friends. Met new people. Sat next to Tess Harrison for a bit at the sports bar on Wednesday, and didn’t put two and two together until later that evening. :crazy2: Sat at the Ritas with Jan and Amy We all agreed that the Ritas go better with drinks…what’s up with them not having a cash bar outside the Ritas this year??? The nearest bar was like a bazillion floors up on those spooky escalators. (see Stephanie’s Aug 1 post at Writeminded)

Okay, and lest you think we’re obsessed with drinking… :beer: what is UP with the bars there not opening until 4 pm??? At the Marriot, the Ritz, and the Hilton??? Do they not know how much money they were throwing away??? RWA writers can drink with the best of them!!

Speaking of which…the Mojitos were the BEST. The bar actually ran out of mint to make them by the last day of conference…

I’ll upload some pictures soon…

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Teresa August 2, 2006 at 10:11 am

Sure sounds like you had fun down there in GA :smile: But :wtf: with them not opening bars until 4pm? I’ve never heard of that before. I mean, that’s part of National, being able to have a :beer: with a friend over lunch!!

Tori Lennox August 2, 2006 at 10:36 am

Maybe Atlanta has some weird alcohol laws. But I have to agree that it’s bizarre. And I don’t even drink!

Rene August 2, 2006 at 11:26 am

OMG, that is weird. Hope Dallas isn’t like that.

Melissa August 2, 2006 at 4:40 pm

Glad you had fun, Kacey!

Tess H August 2, 2006 at 6:32 pm

Kacey, I’m right there with you… I didn’t put it together that I sat next to you until much later either. I can’t believe I didn’t. One of those :crazy2: moments.

Jean August 2, 2006 at 6:45 pm

Sniff. I’m so bummed that I couldn’t go.

Jean August 2, 2006 at 6:47 pm

Sniff. I’m so bummed I couldn’t go this year.

LoryKC August 2, 2006 at 9:12 pm

As long as you can get there right.at.4—might be OK!:beer:
I haven’t been to a writing conference in a long while; while, of course, I will go to learn something soon…the bar had better be open, too!:beer:

LauraP August 2, 2006 at 10:12 pm

Sigh. I keep hearing what a great conference it was. Wish I could have gone.

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