Saturday, June 11, 2011

SCGS Jamboree - Post 2: What Happens at Jamboree Shows Up on...

The afternoon and evening of the SCGS Jamboree for me was ... eventful.  And fun.

It is difficult to blog, take pictures, go to presentations and visit friends all at the same time.  blogging takes a back seat to the other things, it seems.  I have photos in my camera but no time to get them onto the computer (a smart phone would solve that problem, I think).

On Friday afternoon, I attended John Phillip Colletta's talk on "Using Original and Derivative Sources: How to Evaluate Evidence."  It was excellent, and I admire his presentation skills. 

Linda came in on the train from Santa Ana in the afternoon, and we went to dinner at The Grill in the hotel.  Many of the geneabloggers had food and drink from the bar menu, but we are in the main restaurant because of her allergy problems. 

I managed to get over to Blogger Island by 7:30 p.m. for the Geneabloggers Radio show and there were about 15 around the table with Thomas MacEntee at one end managing the phones and the chat board.  Susan Kitchens was on the floor down the hall calling in...I wondered what she was up to.  The bloggers at the table were on the chat board and listening to Thomas's end of the conversation. That ended at 7:55 and we were off to the GeneaBloggers Ice Cream Social sponsored by (thank you Grant, Jim, Charles and the team).

It started out pretty calm with a bowl of ice cream and toppings and sharing around tables of eight.  One of the amazing things was that the our table, Cheryl Palmer, Terri O'Connell, Angela Kraft and I all share a common Richmond ancestor in colonial Plymouth, John Richmond.  We were seated next to each other!

Sheri Fenley and Lisa Alzo brought the parrot pinata to the party, and the hula skirts too.  Donna Wendt and Kim von Aspern demonstrated their hula skills, and the long grass skirts ended up on a number of attendees, which set off a frenzy of picture taking.

The only picture I've seen so far of me is courtesy of Elyse Doerflinger on her Twitter account:

It was nice to be a blonde again.  Cheryl was holding Peter the parrot pinata too.  My wife was surprised to see me doing this for some reason.  Hey, we're having fun.

I'll have more posts after the Blogger Summit meetings at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.  They will be on the SCGSwebinar channel - don't miss them!

Updated 3:30 p.m.:  Diana Ritchie has an album of Geneabloggers Gone Wild at which includes another picture.

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GeneJ said...

Oo. It looks fun. --GJ

P.S. Has there been a tiara count?

Thomas MacEntee said...

This is a great post about Jamboree.

Elyse said...

Oh but Randy - you are such a good looking blonde!