Thursday, June 22, 2006

Future General Assembly Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE GA MEETINGS...

From now on, all General Assemblies must be held in cities with Major League Baseball teams.

Restaurants MUST be in walking distance.

The only talk about sex and ordination at General Assembly should be something dirty my wife whispers to me.

Bloggers should have a designated space in the exhibition hall so we can meet face to face.

Solitare games must be removed from Commissioners laptops -- don't commissioners know the press sit right behind them?

STRANGES MOMENT OF GA MEETING...

My Presbytery Executive walks up to me and has to be introduced to me. "Oh, I didn't recognize you now that you have grown a beard," she tells me. Should I say, "Yep, grew it in 1971?" I've been on Presbytery Council. COM. CPM. I'm at Presbytery office almost every month. Geeee....

WHAT NOW?

OK, I'm home. I'm ready to celebrate the fact that the Miami Heat is the BEST team in the NBA.

8 Comments:

Blogger Gruntled said...

I second the motion about bloggers. It was nice that they put out power strips along the edge of the committee rooms. This made for some interesting mixes of ideologies along laptop row. And I met quite a few other bloggers who I had been reading for some time.

If they ever allowed internet connection in the assembly hall, we would be blogging live -- and the commissioners would be reading us.

12:10 AM  
Blogger Russell Smith said...

I think we need to set up an official blogger met up at the next GA -- we can call it a "Blog Moot". Perhaps we could do that for all major events!

Sorry we never met face to face, Apostle John -- perhaps another time. I enjoy your style.

Russell

12:15 AM  
Blogger Quotidian Grace said...

Third the motion about bloggers. I hope to attend the next GA as an observer and "member of the press. Having spent many hours this week trolling the internet for Presbyblogger musings, I feel like I know so many of you already.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Purechristianithink said...

I'm hoping to go to the next one as well. We should seriously work on this. Maybe a Presbyterian Bloggers Breakfast? Or lunch or whatever?

11:13 AM  
Blogger Denis Hancock said...

If they ever allowed internet connection in the assembly hall, we would be blogging live

They didn't? How did the commissioners get onto Les? Or did they use a key to associate with the access points? One that the observers did not have?

I "live blogged" briefly three times during the week -- for part of the PUP debate and votes, for the divestment vote, and for the debates on the Health Issues Committee reports. Personally, I thought I was missing quite a bit by trying to get it down while it was going on.

I actually found Les more useful as the votes seemed to be posted within minutes of their being taken. And I could link to the tracking page as well.

It would sure be nice to all meet face-to-face in San Jose two years from now. I think I will mark it on the calendar, for what that will mean.

It was a real pleasure reading all of your reports and analyses. I think we are on to something.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Russell Smith said...

Another item -- commissioners need access to coffee -- copious amounts of it.

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the next GA, everyone might be blogging. I really think they should provide internet connections. My Presbytery was very anxious to hear what was happening and I was frustrated not to be able to let them know. I don't agree about solitaire. I eventually sucumbed to it myself-you can multi-task and some of that stuff goes on and on....
Andy

7:19 PM  
Blogger St. Casserole said...

I heard, somewhere at the GA, that the convention center charged $60 for a big thing of coffee. I found it difficult to get enough coffee there, too. Cheese and I had really awful coffee I brought from home to the motel.

Yep, pick a convention area with nearby restaurants. I 'bout starved. I had nightmares about the bad ten dollar hamburgers at the sports bar in the hotel.

Next time, we meet up.

8:00 AM  

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