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July 24, 2004

The Calm Before the Storm

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After a late night roaming around the city, we took the opportunity this morning to sleep in a little for the last time this week. It's going to be about 6 AM from here on out and likely the wee hours before our heads hit the pillows.

After a quick spin through the Harvard Coop, we headed for the Hotel Commonwealth to hook up with Laura Bland and the rest of the DPV staff. Laura broke recent tradition by having a flight that arrived on time (if not ahead of schedule) and we had our first cell-phone chat of the day as she queued up in the Logan Airport taxi stand. About 30 minutes later, she showed up in the lobby with fellow staff member Adisa Muse (seen here with his nifty souvenir found during his crosstown journey for a haircut).

Since then we've been running around the hotel to get our bearings for the coming days (been doing a lot of that lately), getting the latest news and schedules from other staff members and helping with preparation of packets for delegates, etc.

We've got quite a police presence in the area, as do all of the delegation hotels from what I've been reading. It's the first time I've seen eleven police motorcycles all parked side by side without there being a motorcade.

At the moment, Adisa is getting extensive hole punch training. It might not make good copy for the blog, but it's monumentally entertaining to watch...

Dinner soon... more entries later (with photos). :)

Posted by amahler at July 24, 2004 05:35 PM