Time constraints have kept me from doing much MilBlog Conference blogging, and for that Murdoc should be flogged.
It was a great time and passed in a flash. Things started with a bang on Friday evening at the cocktail. Met up with some old friends, including Pinch (and his new wife Lesa), Buckethead, Princess Kat, Bill Roggio, Blackfive, Donovan, Noonan, Blackfive, ArmyWifeToddlerMom, Harold Hutchison, and, of course, Andi.
Of course, there were a lot of others to meet as well, and those I finally was able to meet-n-greet face to face included Noah, Gateway Pundit, Doc in the Box (and his wife Heather), Christian Lowe, Ward Carrol, commenter extraordinaire AW1 Tim, Michael Goldfarb, Eagle1, Lex, Slab, Sgt Hook, Boston Maggie, Mary Ann, Steve Schippert, Steeljaw Scribe, Soldier’s Dad, and Mark Danzinger.
Between the official cocktail, the stop in the bar downstairs, and wherever it was that we all went afterwards, I met a lot more folks than I’ve listed here. As the fog clears and I remember who they were I’ll add them…
The official festivities started off sort of ho-hum. You know how conferences are…everyone is a bit groggy. The coffee runs out. A lot of folks wander in a bit late. No one is really in the mood for much of anything. The President of the United States addresses you. You know. The same old manure.
President Bush (courtesy of Jim Hoft):
First Murdoc was a Time Person of the Year and now the POTUS says he’s doing alright via a taped message.
At this point, about twenty minutes in, the conference was already officially a Major Success. And things were just getting warmed up.