Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Sorry I haven't posted in so very long; I've been staying busy. Trips with my wonderful daughter, music lessons with said daughter, new job, new hobbies, new friends, new boyfriend and girlfriend...lots of good things to take up my time. So the blog fell a bit by the wayside. I'll try to do better.

This post is about the James Randi Educational Foundation's fantastic convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Amazing Meeting 8 (TAM 8). My daughter, her father, his wife, and I all went this year, and we had a fantastic time.

If you don't know about jref, or TAM, click the links to see what I'm talking about. Because I'm not going to bore you with trying to explain what they do when the language on their website is so much more eloquent than anything I can say; what I'm going to post here are the highlights of the trip.
  1. Meeting wonderful, intelligent, skeptical, thinking people, like Shaune and Cindy, Kitty, many more than I can mention here. It's nice to find out you're not alone.
  2. Meeting Mr. Deity himself. I nearly died.
  3. Hearing brilliant talks and forums that inspired questions, discussions, and debates.
  4. The juggling workshop.
  5. Did I mention that I met Mr. Deity?
  6. Adam Savage signed my duct tape purse.
  7. Spending time with my incredible daughter in Vegas. We attended talks, laughed, saw the Bodies and Titanic exhibits at the Luxor, visited the Hoover Dam, had a spa day...I just really enjoyed the hell out of having such a cool getaway with her.

This may not be one of my more entertaining posts. But I wanted to share a bit about my trip, and also let everyone know that yes, I'm still alive.

More soon.


guitarsean said...

I am jealous! I need to go, hopefully before James Randi is gone.

The Beautiful Kind said...
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The Beautiful Kind said...

Holy moly you met Mr. Diety?! JEALOUS!

I'm going to Skepticon3 in Springfield MO Nov. Looking forward to all the speakers, including Greta Christina!

PS: Thanks for the blogroll mention!
PS2: You've been nominated to be featured on my site as YATBK! Please drop me a line at love @ thebeautifulkind . com :)

N said...

TBK, I met him, I chatted with him, I terrorized him, I photobombed him, and I kissed him on the cheek. He loves me. :)

Thank you again for sending me the questionnaire! I'm so honored to be featured in YATBK.