Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Cata-list

BECAUSE NO ONE DEMANDED IT...the Top Ten items that made Catalyst 2010 so incredibly cool. Here they are, in no particular order:

  • Having Scott Williams take my photo because he thought I looked like someone he worked with. It was my first paparazzi moment.
  • All the free swag: books, CDs, DVDs, downloadable content...
  • Being mistaken for Damon Lindeloff (and my friends who KNOW me understand that this just totally made me float on air)
  • The Bloggers Meetup, where I was able to make connections and new friends.
  • Driving back and forth from Athens' doorstep to the convention center every day, proving that even at my "old age"...yep. I still got it. Sleep be hanged. 
  • Meeting people in real life whose work I have read online and have come to be inspired by. People like Alece, whose life and words challenge and move me to not only be a better writer, but a better person. 
  • Discovering Project 7 coffee. Go. Buy. Some. Today.
  • Seeing friends who I have not seen in years. Twice I came close to tears because of who I was hugging. It's been way, way, way too long since some of these people and I shared the same space. And I promise that three more years will not pass before we see each other again.
  • Finding myself. 'Natch. 
  • Coming home to my wife and kid. As great as it was to get away and get refreshed, there's just something about coming home to the ones who love you.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the new site...and have always loved the writer.
-me

Anonymous said...

Hey Sonny, Catalyst was pretty freakin cool. Thanks for commenting on my blog today. Keep up the good work on the blogging! I'll be seeing you around.