Did I mention I also suck at diets?
But anyway, TPIAspen is different because they invited me, which means they paid to fly me to Aspen and stay in this really nice hotel. I am staying over a few extra days to hike with my father. Plus TPIAspen is kinda like a con for policy wonks. We all get together at a hotel and have panels and write fanfic (except we call them "white papers") and have live action role playing games (which we call "federal rulemaking proceedings") and I can tell who is happy with my blog/fanzine and who isn't by who is polite to me. Now if we just had the policy equivalent of filking and the Hugo Award.
Oh yes, and they get me very nice kosher meals from Denver. Yum!
In any event, I will try to have fun and not do too much work. Starting by soaking in this extra large bathtub.