Well, once again it looks like I'll be simply a lowly consultant at National Conference. This means that I could easily be wandering aimlessly around Chicago on Thursday morning. In order to keep this from happening, I'm inviting any of my non-Director, non-First-Timer Cheffer friends to join me for breakfast. Last year we ate at Corner Bakery. They have a pretty wide range of foods at fairly reasonable prices. It's also pretty close to the Chicago Hilton--just a few blocks away. (That means the few blocks' walk back gives us a good start on working that breakfast off.) Barring another great idea, I'll probably plan to return to Corner Baker, leaving the Hilton at about 7:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome to join me. Just PM or email me your name, screen name, and phone number. I'll reciprocate so we can touch base either the night before or that morning. Of course, if you just want to show up and join us, you're more than welcome. Be warned, though, we might decide at the last minute to change the time and/or place. I realize this may seem premature to some people, but we only have 3 months to plan, people!