Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah…

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah…

Dateline: WordCampSTL. Close to 150 internet professionals, amateurs, gurus, and noobs gathered at Maryville University to discuss various best practices, hot tips, and upcoming features of the user-friendly, versatile, robust, open source CMS that calls itself WordPress. Many of the gBg! staff were in attendance. Regrettably, I wasn’t able to be there, but I will bravely maintain the camp theme, going so far as to pretend that I did indeed go so some sort of camp.

Last week was camp week here at goBRANDgo!. Everyone was packed onto their respective buses and carted off to woodsy wonderlands. At least, that’s the premise of this post.

For the long ride over, Dennis brought in a box of books. This is a huge win in and of itself, but especially so because I now own Dharma Bums (again), my favorite book of all time, ever.

When I first arrived at camp, I was feeling stiff and sore from the bus ride. My second win was a combination of chiropracty, my wife’s ingenuity, and pillow technology that let me have my most comfortable run of days in several weeks.

Finally, as I was leaving camp on Friday afternoon, I discovered that what I had been searching for all week was in me the whole time, and I successfully created a widgetized three-column layout for our friends at Weinbauer Financial, thereby defeating the internet.

I realize that I didn’t say very much about actual camp. There are two reasons for that:

  1. No one really went to sleepaway camp. It’s a theme, and I’m committed to it, but I had 3 wins, and that’s how I could shoehorn them in.
  2. I wasn’t able to attend, but several of my go!-Bunkmates did go to WordCamp StL, and they will be talking about it in the comments.

So, without further ado, I will hum kumbaya in the corner as a wispy-whiskered teen strums his guitar, and let my go!-Bunkmates share their campfire tales.

(also, even though we were a bunch of ragtag misfits, we totally beat the rich kids across the lake at Camp Olympics in order to regain a trophy and get the respect of our peers and parents)

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