October 28th, 2008

Dead Dog Cat

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Monday:

Lots of classes, today, which has not been true in the past. I'm very impressed overall about the educational experience, this convention.

Lunchtime, we stopped at Emeril Lagasse's restaurant Delmonico's at the Venetian, and had a wonderful meal. Suppertime, we met up with Tobi and Ron and ate at Mario Batali's restaurant B&B's, which was OK, but I wasn't all that impressed with the wait staff, and I didn't like all the food we ordered. Everyone tasted a little of practically everything, though, which was nice.

Back to the hotel, and to bed relatively early, because of the need to be up early the next day for class.
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Tuesday:

Earliest day so far, but we made it on time for the classes. Again, lots of them, and they covered a lot of topics that had a bearing on some of my patients. I was disappointed the the class, listed as Growing Pains, turned out to be Groin Pain, but it was a useful review.

Lunch we had upstairs at the Venetian at Canaletto. The ambiance was lovely, the food good. We had something of an adventure, after the day of classes, finding a quilt shop for forestcats, and then relaxed and read until we met Steve and Rhonda for dinner; it was at a sushi place somewhere in Henderson, but I didn't catch the name. Food was good, as was the company.

Back to the hotel to try to catch up on several hundred LJ posts...
Dead Dog Cat

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I've been an SF fan since I was 8 years old, and that's a while ago, but I've never read any of Phillip K. Dick's works before, so I had the library scare up a copy of The Man in the High Castle, and I finished it a day or so ago.

Nice. It predates a lot of the alternate history novels, but seems to get the feel of the possibilities down very well. Worth reading, indeed, and I'm glad I finally have done.