1. Managing to wake up in time for morning conference sessions, despite last night's stay in Chi Bar
2. Skipping a session to stalk other bloggers and write simultaneously in the hotel lobby
3. Introducing the Palinode to everyone I knew, because he is awesome and must be shown off
4. Discovering the wonder of cannoli for the first time
5. Experiencing the stink that is Chicago's downtown in summer
Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.