So, here I am sitting in the press room at the NRA Annual Meetings. I’ll say from the outset that the NRA is very friendly to the “new media”. After all, they’re giving me press credentials. Maybe I should say that they have a sense of humor because they gave me press credentials. To my right is OldNFO, to his right is Ambulance Driver. Two bloggers I read every day. Wandering through are Nancy from “Excels at Nothing”, JayG, We’erd Beard, Jennifer from In Jennifer’s Head, and a bunch of others who write much better than I do.
I’m kind of in Fan Boi territory here, but I’ll try not to show it. I think AD is writing a post about dinner last night, so I’ll just tell you to head over there and read it, but I’ll tell you this much about that. I sat across from Law Dog and Phlegmfatale and next to a bunch of people we I’d never met in person. As we were eating we were talking about this and that and we started talking about Phlegmfatale’s surgery. One of the other folks at the table made fake gacking sounds and I apologized for being so graphic. My EMS readers know how that goes. No apology necessary, because he’s a EMS helicopter pilot and has heard these conversations before. Once again the small world of EMS strikes.
Which brought us to the ever popular EMS topic of smells and what to do about them.
Do we have great dinner conversations or what?
Back to the NRA Meetings. The place is packed. The media says that “up to” 10,000 people are expected and that seems maybe a tad conservative to me. For the record I didn’t fly into George Bush Intercontinental Airport, so I missed that excitement. While it’s in the media here in Houston, it’s not dominating the coverage as it would in other cities. Just one more misguided individual getting his 15 seconds of fame.
There are supposed to be some “protesters” outside somewhere, but we didn’t see them.
Now, it’s off to the exhibit hall to look, ask silly questions, and try not to drool on the shiny toys.
Feel free to comment if there is anything in particular you want me to investigate. Seriously.