i'm surprised how much is going on in the month of december...usually it is pretty idle...but this is my largest travel month.
after just visiting the tucson .net user group and the denver visual studio user group (thanks to both for hosting), i'm off tomorrow to redmond for the silverlight firestarter event. i come home just in time for our annual festivus party which i'm super excited for. i've been storing some prizes that i've gotten throughout the year and am stoked for this weekend. i'm pissed at myself for not getting t-shirts made this year...argh...oh well, i hope everyone enjoys themselves nonetheless.
after that i'm heading to los angeles all next week to chill with the Phizzpop Design Challenge folks. i just got a new hd camera and am hoping to talk to some design folks throughout the week (side note: any suggestions for software for vista that can edit hd content from an xh-a1 are appreciated). i hear master chief might even make an appearance out there! in the middle of the week i'm heading down to irvine i think to hang with woody for their installfest.
i then come home for the weekend, breathe (maybe), hug my kids, wash some clothes and then head out to riverside for the inland empire .net user group for some silverlight chatting. i hope you all show up for this one and heckle me...i'll be tired enough so my guard might be down ;-) -- i am also bringing a new zune to give away -- perfect timing for the holidays.
i'll have some downtime after that and then we have a full day of .NET-ness in phoenix on 20 DEC with the MSDN power series event and another installfest. whew! just maybe i'll have some time -- in between that i have some "use it or lose it" vacation time i need to squeeze in.
if you are in any of these areas the same time i am, let me know and maybe we can hook up a nerd dinner or something.