Thursday, October 05, 2006

2006 ACFW Conference, part 4

Captain’s Log, Supplemental

Blog book giveaway:
My Monday book giveaway is Dark Hour by Ginger Garrett.
My Thursday book giveaway is The Wedding Caper by Janice Thompson.
You can still enter both giveaways. Just post a comment on the blog posts above. On Monday, I'll draw the winner for Dark Hour and post the title for another book I'm giving away.

Continued from part 3:

Genesis contest: Talk about nightmare. Actually, I seriously think there was spiritual warfare going on, because suddenly the Powerpoint program started making the pictures disappear.

It had worked fine on my husband’s Mac laptop, my pastor’s PC laptop, and Dineen’s Mac laptop. But suddenly in the conference’s new PC laptop, it went haywire.

Oh, did I mention this is about 30 minutes before the doors opened to let people into the banquet???

By the grace of God, I’d saved a copy on Dineen’s hard drive, and the hotel tech guy found a switch that would enable both the conference PC laptop and Dineen’s laptop to be hooked into the projector. The switch simply allowed the tech operator to flip back and forth between projecting the PC or the Mac on the screen.

So the majority of the dinner had the slides run on the conference PC, and then for the awards, we ran the Powerpoint from Dineen’s Mac. No problems.

The next laptop I’m getting is going to be a Mac.

Robin Cynclair presented the Book of the Year awards, and I presented the Genesis awards. We both speak fast, so we had been consciously trying to sloooooow dooooooown.

The best part was when after all the pictures had been taken, Robin and I collapsed outside on the hotel patio with margaritas and a mongo order of fries. Well deserved, I should say!

Next year, I’m hoping to arrive a day early and stay a day late. The conference was a lot of fun, but way too hectic for me.

The End.

Pictures coming eventually. I’ll post them on my Scrapbook blog.


Writing: I posted a review of The Wedding Caper by Janice Thompson here because I’m also giving it away this week here.

Tonight is a meeting with my San Jose writer friends (we’re not an official ACFW local group because we have non-ACFW members) and WE’RE HAVING RACLETTE!!!! Yummos!

Diet: Didn’t do good today, but also didn’t overeat. I didn’t exercise—I was way too sore—and I made French onion soup with gruyere cheese for dinner. Lots of butter, lots of time (I was sautéing nonstop for an hour to caramelize the onions, but it also gave me time to clean up the dining room in between stirring). We also had leftover steak from Alexander’s Steakhouse (went there with my folks last week). So not the healthiest dinner menu, but I didn’t over-indulge in my portions.


  1. Raclette! How French! Or is it Swiss? We love raclette...have it a few times every winter.

  2. I'm doing the Weight Watchers thing and I'm hungry all the time! Lost three pounds though. Exercise? What's that?