Apr 03 2008
Just got back from the Phoenix Challenge conference and could not have had a better time. Well, except for one major horrific blunder.
Ever had someone you really wanted to meet and then have that meeting totally go south? Well, I finally got to meet Mrs. Dorthy Denning and could not have made a bigger ass out of myself if I had tried. Mrs. Denning graciously blocked out some time to meet with us and I had all of these questions I really wanted to ask her but instead, found myself rambling like a madman.
My brain just kept saying, “SHUT UP, SHUT UP!” but that function was apparently on the fritz. This seems to be a recurring problem with me, so I may have to see a doc about it. She was so patient, listening to things she had probably heard a thousand times before, things she had put forward years ago. Did that deter me? Hell no, I was on a roll.
So, to top that off I found myself saying, “Mrs. Denning, Mrs. Denning I have a blog!” it is called the “thedarkvisitor.com” would you like to see it? Then, while she was typing in the URL, I remembered the very last post I put up, “Chinese hacking, pornography, prostitution and…foot fetish.” If I could have cried at the point I would have. Except, I did have the presence of mind to say, “What the hell did Jumper post?!?”
It didn’t end too badly, Mrs. Denning stopped by the next day at our round table and picked up a copy of the book. So maybe she has a soft spot for stupid people. Bless her for that!
There were a lot of people at the conference who came by to say they read our blog daily. One of the best comments was by someone, won’t mention any names, who said, “Can you get more on the Six Golden Flowers!?!“
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