I arrived in Boston yesterday for the Inbound Marketing Summit. The conference hasn’t even started yet and I’ve already learned so much! For example:
– Bringing a bunch of lighters onto an airplane raises no concerns from anyone, but a half empty bottle of hair mousse will be confiscated.
– If you don’t take your laptop out of the bag before putting it through the bag scan, it will be time consumingly swiped for explosives.
– Photobooth on a Macbook can be used as a mirror in a pinch.
– In Columbus, Ohio, WiFi is free at the airport. In Washington, D.C. it’s $6 for an hour or something.
– A cab ride from the Boston airport to “nearby” Foxboro is $100.
– Gillette Stadium is in the middle of freakin’ nowhere.
– While the majority of social media users are female, the vast majority of IMS09 attendees (if the Tweetup was an accurare representation) are male.
– If you ask a nice person you met at a Tweetup for a 2 mile ride back to your hotel, they might actually say yes. And then also offer to pick you up in the morning on their way to the conference. (Thanks, Todd!)
– Having a minor financial meltdown and talking about it to your online friends might cause some money to show up in your paypal account.
– A PayPal transfer to a checking account takes 3-4 days. (Crap.)
– If you shut the bathroom door to your hotel in the middle of the night it just might lock. And you might not realize this til 4:30am when you really need to pee. And the front desk might not actually have keys to the lock, so they might use a paperclip to pick it, but the person who “knows how to pick it” doesn’t start til 6am.
Anyway, thoroughly looking forward to the start of the Inbound Marketing Summit in a couple hours. And to getting in my bathroom. Hello coffee, we’re about to get intimate.