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Probably the most amazing BBYO learning experience I’ve had in a very long time. Even though I didn’t even get to attend a single program for the whole time period without having to run out and get something for someone, I don’t regret a second of the convention. And even though my legs hurt like a bitch from all the running around I had to do, and my throat hurts, and my voice is gone, and I’m physically and mentally exhausted, I could not be more happy with that weekend.
Oh, and now I can confidently say that I am no longer scared to walk alone around Walker Creek Ranch at night when it is pitch black (probs cause I had to do so about three million times).
Anyway, great convention. Good job, team. ;)
One of the best conventions I've been to in a while.
I actually feel like I learned something at LTI, which is hard, the BBG history scrapbooks were incredible, LTI felt like one big family, I met knew people when I thought I wouldn’t meet any, we had an amazing sex talk in my cabin, I slept with Danielle Koppel and she hit me in her sleep, I got a fantastic sweatshirt and when I put all these things together you wouldn’t think it was a good convention. But it was.
Thanks to the planning committee, administrative assistants and coordinators for making this such a good experience. <3
I can't help but be so incredibly proud of myself.
In the grand scheme of things, I wasn’t an orchestrator of most of what went on this weekend. I led some things that other people planned, I helped out where I was needed, and I co-planned one program and led another. But everything went well. The motivation program I co-planned with Ben ran relatively smoothly. A lot of people were talking or not participating, but that’s understandable right before chofesh and when an activity involves athletics. But from what people told me, it was a good balance of fun and serious business. Some people got a lot out of it, and a good portion of the people took the time we gave them to work on their ideas. And just about everyone LOVED the video. When it stopped buffering halfway through, so many people groaned. But then we got it running again and everything was okay.
But the crowning jewel for me was the history museum.
I’ve spent the greater part of the past week working on it, most of that time spent tracking down famous alumni for the wall of fame. The rest of it, with a bit of help from my mom’s scrapbook, an old CRW AZA traditions packet Guy sent me, the BBYO website, Jill, and the giant stash of old BBYO memorabilia in ABock’s office, all came together. I don’t know what it was, but just about everyone loved the exhibit. There’s just something cool about looking at a scrapbook from the 70’s and knowing that the people in that picture were in the same chapter as you or went to the same convention or served on the same board position as you. It’s just so interesting. In an old BBG scrapbook from 1950 (six years after BBG was founded), we found a copy of the 1946 edition of the BBG red book (it was actually black), and it had the exact same menorah pledge we use today and a certificate signed by Anita Perlman herself. I’m so proud of what I accomplished. I truly believe I created something that people will remember, and hopefully will be inspired by, for a while to come.
Yes, I spent most of the weekend exhausted from running around. Yes, I got almost no free time. Yes, I sound like a man right now. Yes, I’m still working on homework. Yes, I’m completely sleep-deprived. Yes, I spent the weekend living off of snack food with no stable form of nutrition.
But I really don’t care.
The hypnotist was amazing, and I won’t be forgetting any of that for a long, long time, nor will I be letting the hypnotist victims forget it. The sweatshirts are BEAUTIFUL. The slaves this year were hilarious. I finally got to wear my beautiful and perfected panda costume. I bonded so much with the members of Bobcat cabin, especially with the LTI ladies while AIT/MIT was getting inducted. I painted one of my BBG pins. I FINALLY got the Babewatch shirt, which is an Atz’ Chaim artifact Julia was supposed to give me at her life ceremony in June. I spent quality time with old friends and made new ones.
So in the end, I think it’s pretty safe to call CRW RLTC 2011 a success.