Back From Vegas
Suppliers were embracing and laughing with some of my fellow editors like they were old friends, joking around, gossiping, or just catching each other up on what was new in each other's lives. When I was introduced to editorial contacts at companies through my coworkers, it was the most natural, easy thing, like meeting a distant relative at a wedding or something. On my own too, when I caught up with those that I'd interviewed, they were so friendly and complimentary, that I was somewhat taken aback.
Certainly, all this kindness was pretty great. While I know that my coworkers and the magazine are awesome, it's nice to here the same from outside sources. Especially in regards to the magazine, since there isn't really much better than being awash in compliments about your work. So, thought its fairly lame to have two thank-y blog posts, I do want to thank everyone for the kind words and compliments, and for those of you heading to Dallas, I'll see you in a few days.
* Readers looking for your Charles Plyter fact of the week, here goes: As of Jan 7, 2008, Charles is a proud father! While convincing him to post pictures of his new son Pascal for public viewing might be a hard sell (though I always encourage hassling him, so feel free to ask), take my word for it—the baby is exceptionally cute. In fact, I've been trying to think of better adjectives to describe said cuteness justly, but so far all that's happened is that I'm sitting in my cube giggling about how cute Pascal is. Obviously I need to get back to work before my coworkers have me committed, but if you want to send Charles congratulations on his cute kid, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.