Margaret Cho was there! Omigod, she was amazing. She had me in stitches for the last bit. I had seen some of her material before but seeing her was just as amazing. I mean, most of the stuff she said, in context, was not terribly funny but the way she said it paired up with her facial expressions was enough. Gods ... I enjoyed myself so much in that bit.
Then there were the workshops. And wow workshops. It was so uberly amazing that I wanted to go to all of them but alas, I could not. Meh. I went to a lot of leadership ones simply because I want to help out QSA and what not. It was cool and I got a lot of good resources. Sah!
Only one thing I have to complain. Okay, maybe two. One, the cold. Two, some people. Gawd. Sometimes you just need to punch some people in the face to make them realize that they are being obnoxious. Hehe. I told them upright though. Told them right to their face, "SHUT THE FUCK UP!" I was amazed at myself. It seemed like I took hold of my leadership position and held like fuck.
The drive up there was way too long. But next year it is going to be longer. CHAMPAGNE, Illinois! I'm so excited already! Anyways, eight hours ish up to Minneapolis within three different vans. We left at four forty five in the morning from Lincoln and did not get to Minneapolis until about twelve thirty, one ish. On the drive up there, we only have four people in our van. It was the most awesome van EVER! Sarah, Erin, Josh, and I. The other vans had seven people. Haha. I was like ... erm ... we have space but I am not going to complain if you want to stay over there. We have fun going up there. I drove from Des Moines up because Sarah had to take vicodin (sp?) and was loopy. Yay, I drove. LIKE A MAD WOMAN IN MINNEAPOLIS! The way back, I drove for the first bit. Sindu and Cammers joined us for the ride back. It was awesome too. We kept making signs for Kyle because he was a dumbass and what not when he was driving. I'm just glad we made it SAFELY back.
I met a lot of people. Amazing people. SO MANY GAY PEOPLE! I wish I could surround myself with that many people all the time. Then again, I realize that there might be some repercussions to that. Yeah ... some of those people were bitchy. Meh. I like our group. We are THE SHIT. It was weird because so many people looked familiar and then BAM, I ran into Andrew Minard. I was like " WHOA, PONY! WHAT IS GOING ON!?" So I said hi, I think I freaked him out. Meh, I recognized him from seeing him in a picture with Amber and from being Sarah D. friend. I was ecstatic, thinking that maybe Sarah was there too. Alas, she wasn't but that's okay I guess. I told him to say hello to her for me, we'll see how that goes.
The speakers were THE SHIT! Loren Cameron was amazing. I thought it was cute that Cammers got his autograph and I contributed to getting Cammers a picture with Loren. The presentation was amazing. All those pictures of so many people that were transgendered individuals! His stories were amazing too. I did not get to go see Robyn but she was apparently amazing too. Damn. Oh well.
Hung out with Derek a whole lot too. Got to know him a little bit better and I realized that he is a jerk to me because he loves me. Haha. We leadership team people are going to pwn next year. We BETTER get elected. WE ARE GOING TO DO IT! Sarah, Derek, and I fo' sho'.
AAHH!! SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES! ...except of the cold. It was uberly cold.
Otherwise, I have not gotten any of my homework done for this weekend since I spent it having fun in Minneapolis. It sucked that Sarah lost her wallet and Derek and I had to scrounge up and put the room bills on our cards. I hope she gets it all sorted out and it turns out well. Fucker that took her wallet ended up buying stuff later that day. Grr. People make me mad.
Um ...yeah. I think that is it for now. I can probably talk on forever but I need to go read or do some homework. =)
P.S. I'm so excited for the Nebraska Conference. As the committee chair for it, I believe we can put it on and get it rocking and rolling. Sarah thinks we can host the Alphabet Soup conference some year. It'd be a lot of work but THAT WOULD BE AMAZING! We are thinking, 2010. HELL YEAH!
P.P.S Brenna and I got into the VILLAGE! HOW GREAT IS THAT?! Kinda feel bad though. Sarah wanted to live with me and I don't think she has anyone to live with. =( I'd live with her and be it though I love the girl to death, it'd be somewhat weird. I'm so torn. I wanted to live off campus and kinda wished there for a while that Brenna and I would not get in. We did. Damnit, I love Sarah too much.
aaahh. I'm so tired! This weekend was a blast up at the BIG GAY Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was so psyched to go up there. It was everything I thought it would be and I'm glad I went this year. I know there were some problems last year but this year, it was great.