In Denver for the microbiology meeting!
Have I been mentioning it too much? It's because I was excited; now I'm here and I'm still excited! :) so much to do and so little time.
Sad thing is you can't take photo or video at any if the sessions so I've opted not to carry my 5d to the convention center. So if I have any impromptu after-session adventures, you'll have to suffer my lousy iPod pictures. :P
But hey, how about some good news! Thanks to the foresight of the people making travel arrangements for me, the convention center is on the same street as my hotel, just a few blocks away. And once I arrived, I was happily surprised to see bike share EVERYWHERE! in town. I tried it out this morning and its quite handy. The bikes themselves... -__- I guess I am too used to my single speed. The "B-cycle" bikes are so heavy!! Even my white giant and my giant mountain (twinkie's green bike) is lighter. Also it has a basket, which I thought would be handy, but is very heavy making me a bit wobbly on the first go (policeman standing at the corner looked worried). Also I was wearing a dress. And I had a messenger bag. And I only had one cup of coffee and the sidewalk I'd the same color as the street and there are light rail tracks. *disgruntled*
BUT, IT ONLY TAKES ONE TRY TO GET USED TO IT. wore my bag like normal instead of using the basket, undid the bottom button of my dress (how scandalous!), lowered the seat so my center of balance was better (I guess when the seat is higher I'm more forward?), and took off! Second time's a charm! The price is unbeatable- $8 for 24hrs for rides under 30 min- and it's very convenient with stations all over. Will definitely use it to explore around town! Just have to figure out which are the one way streets (it's like Waikiki combined with downtown here).
We need one at home!