In a message dated 03/09/2005 11:09:23 PM Eastern Standard Time,
kind of surprised about how everyone from Boston was so nice.
Debbie, not only you, but a couple of people mentioned this. The real
"surprise" to me is that Bostonians would even have any reputation of not being
nice. I had always thought (and was proven right this past week) that
Bostonians were as full of charm and grace as its beautiful city.
The conference was one of the BEST I've ever attended! Loved every minute!
When I reviewed my notes I'll share the tips and lessons that I got from the
many terrific presentations. I thought the speakers were sensational-many
Great to have met my fellow Artsednetters. I sat next to Jeryl from SC with
whom I enjoyed sharing a room, and across from Randy from Maine and Lesley
from Framingham -as friendly and personable as they appear "online"! I
reunited with Maggie, and met THE Marvin Bartel, Carolyn from Mass. and many
others on the list for the first time as well-fun! Ellen- I wonder if you had
called the front desk and asked them which hotel has a restaurant that starts
with a "B", they could have directed you in no time. I was looking for you and
a few of the others who didn't show up. There will always be next year, in
I tried to get out on an early shuttle back to NY-but not early enough. All
flights were cancelled due to the weather, and so I found myself spending
another night at the Sheraton. Armed with my philosophy to make lemonade from
lemons, I spent two additional wonderful days in Boston. On the day my
flight was cancelled, I headed straight to Filene's Basement, where the shopping
was less than as fabulous than I had remembered it. Nevertheless, I managed
to enjoy myself shopping. The next day I spent at the wonderful Fine Arts
Museum in Boston.