Or at least as normal as this little rant fest ever gets.

The conference was a good experience and both of my workshops went very well. Although picking up and going to a conference out of town can be a lot of work (not to mention catching up after coming back), I find attending very refreshing. I got the chance to talk to a lot of new people, steal borrow some fresh ideas, and spend a couple of days geeking out with a like-minded group. Plus it’s nice to be reminded that our district is not the center of the universe. I’ll probably be fired for that last remark. :-)