Ned: So Mike, how was the Dine-Around today?
Mike: it was fun, Ned. As the day wore on and the slots filled up, we had fewer and fewer restaurants from which to choose. By 1:30 p.m., all we had left was a Taco Bell and a hot dog stand outside Madison Square Garden.
Ned: And they were grateful for that.
Mike: Absolutely. Procrastinators can't be picky.
Ned: And you were the greeter at the Heritage Region reception last night?
Mike: I was an extremely popular guy there.
Ned: Why was that?
Mike: I was passing out the drink tickets.
(NOTE: the following conversation took place verbatim at the Heritage Region reception)
Mike: How did your presentation go today?
Ned: I thought it went pretty well. I have another one tomorrow.
Mike: What's it about?
Ned: I can't remember. I have to check the program.
Mike: Well, I guess that cuts down on your prep time.
(END actual dialogue. The blog now continues.)
Ned: What will you be doing Tuesday at the conference?
Mike: I will be on my way back to Virginia.
Ned: you're not staying?
Mike: I need to go back.
Ned: But you'll continue to blog, right?
Mike: Of course. I'm not going to let 250 miles prevent me from reporting on what's happening.