Santa Barbara is looking much warmer than Chicago.

Which, of course, means I’m all smiles. 😀 See?

Okay, even if Santa Barbara looked just as bone-chillingly cold as Chicago, I’d still be all smiles. I’m really looking forward to the “Edible Institute” (as I mentioned here). I’m still wondering what I’ll learn and how. Basically, I can’t wait.

I leave tomorrow, since the conference starts at super-duper early on Saturday. It looks like it will go fairly late as well, so I’m contemplating snacks to take. I’m also hoping it’s not too much of a challenge to get from the conference hotel to the “food and drink gala” at the Maritime Museum, since I didn’t rent a car. I will see (but I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t be disappointed to miss that).… Continue reading →