Here's the schedule of my day so far:
3AM -- Alarm goes off, giving me enough time to get to the bloggers' breakfast. I stand up, and find I have a terrible charlie horse, probably the result of sitting in airplane chairs and sleeping on my parents' sofa. I stretch for about 10 minutes, and realize the charlie horse isn't going away, so I lay back down and try to relax.
4AM -- Leg still hurts, but I decide to grin and bear it. Just as I roll out of bed, I hear the shower start, and realize my sister is in there. I lay back down and wait, eventually falling asleep.
6AM -- I wake up, feeling better, though obviously late. I shower and drive to K'zoo.
10AM -- I arrive in K'zoo (it's only a 2 hour drive, but I cross a time zone). As I'm walking to registration, I see three other medieval bloggers (I can't remember who is anonymous and who isn't, so I'll not name any here). We make plans to meet later. I run into Phil Phillips, and do the same thing. I then register, get my room, and take my bags to my room. This takes a full hour because I keep forgetting to take things to the car. The good news is that all that walking up and down hills has made my leg feel better.
11AM -- I finally make it to a session. Unfortunately, I'm so late that I only hear the last 1 1/2 papers.
Noon -- I'm introduced to a grad student from my old department that I haven't met before. We have lunch together, and gossip about what has changed since I was there.
1:30 -- I go off to a session. On the way there, I see the session presider walking the other way. He tells me the session was cancelled. Dang. I'm about to go find a new session, when I realize two people have been trying to contact me on my cell phone all day. I go back to my room to return calls and plan my assault for this afternoon, and realize that I've got at least 3 sessions at each time that I don't want to miss. Dang again. Also, lots of sessions are at the same time as my own. Triple dang.
2:45 -- I realize my first day is half over, and I've still not attended a single total session. I've let my desire to go to so many sessions transform into not going to any session. I decide to blog about this out of frustration.
So, to recap, the score so far is Socializing 3, Sessions 0.