Monday, January 25, 2010
We started the Symposium last night with an opening ceremony. I actually didn't realize what I was coming to, but it's a pretty big deal. They're sort of tag line is something like "taking care of customers means taking care of you." So it's training and stuff to make us better MWR employees. The thing last night was a little overwhelming since I knew almost no one (just the others from Stuttgart) and there was like 1000 people there. But it was nice. This morning starts the lectures and classes. There's also a scavenger hunt involved, which you know I couldn't resist. I'm trying to talk myself out of being obsessively competitive. We'll see how it goes. There's also an awards ceremony later in the week. We should be getting several awards for Stuttgart. I heard they will mention the program awards (i.e. Arts and Crafts being best in the Army) but since they already presented the awards it will just be a mention. That's fine. Being recognized in front of this many people would be a bit nauseating. Ok, well, that's the only thing interesting unless you want to hear about my jet lag and being awake at 4am.