Leaving for anywhere in the late afternoon is weird. I hate arriving places later in the day because I feel like I'm losing out on something, especially when traveling east.
I've got stuff packed up and ready to go, traveling very light, because that's how I roll. I'm not that optimistic about getting to the hotel before 8 (flight arrives at 7:11), but that's when Mix registration closes. I'd like to get the swag and badge and such tonight so I don't have to screw around with it in the morning. I suppose I could make it if I haul ass straight there and then check in afterward.
The manager at Blue Man Group does still work there, or so says his voicemail. Obviously he wouldn't be there in the morning, but I left him a message. Maybe I'll score that free ticket. Even if I don't, heck, I'm tempted to just buy one. I feel like when you do stuff out on your own you owe it to yourself or something. That's why I see so many movies solo.
It looks like there aren't any sessions at Mix that I want to go to that are concurrent, which is absolutely a first. I've penciled in a couple of "placeholder" sessions that don't have descriptions because of stuff they intend to announce at the keynotes, which is silly because pretty much everyone knows what's coming (I'm not sure if I can say because of the NDA, even though I've heard it all third hand). Looks like an action packed conference.
At least it will still be light out when I get there, and best of all, I can wear shorts with it being 80 there and 60 here.