Hard news about the SBC annual meeting doesn’t exhaust the things coming out of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center this week. To wit…
We are in the heart of Texas, there are about 10,000 registered messengers and I’ve seen only four or five cowboy hats. Probably a couple of ringers among those few. What’s this state coming to?
I was at the bar today, twice, a record for me. It was because restaurants were crowded. I asked one bartender if the alcohol was flowing freely. “Only one or two,” he replied. I baptist-splained the situation to him. Great guy.
A highly placed source tells me that the platform bouncer, the mysterious guy with top button undone, is the SBC MVP.
Found a five dollar bill in the Exhibit Hall. Used it to get a Diet Coke and a bottle of water. Still had to kick in another three bucks.
Joe McKeever was sketching people at the NOBTS booth. He did one of me 25 years ago. I’ll just use it. No need to update.
There he was. The second coming of Wiley Drake. Lord help us.
Everyone is so nice at our hotel, Chick-fil-a-ishly nice. Oh, the hotel only opened last week and they aren’t tired of people yet. Good news: no one has slept in our beds before. Top that!
I commented yesterday that it looked like a younger crowd…but even I wasn’t looking for a grade school messenger to make a motion. He was more grown up than some of the grown ups.
BGR’s old VW camper wins the auto award.
No, I don’t want any iced coffee even if it’s free. Oughta be a law.
I tweeted yesterday about the confederate statue for Johnston outside the hall. It is Albert Sidney Johnston. Someone asked. Now you know. I think Joe Johnston is busy with yet another retrograde movement.
The loudest clapper in the hall is…Dwight McKissick. Trust me. I was just a couple of rows away. “Thunderclap, thunderclap”…registered on seismographs.
No one loves the SBC more than Augie Boto…and it shows.
J. D. Greear: first tatted SBC prez?
Sat near the stroller corral. Looks like fun. I may join them tomorrow if the space isn’t already filled up with folks from the Pelican state.
What’s this stuff about “The” convention sermon? Greg Abbott belted one out. The military guy cranked one out. Dave Ramsey had one and the COB chair snuck one in. That’s at least four already and it’s only Tuesday.
All in all it’s a pretty good convention so far.