A bit of rest has been forced upon me since the workshop I wanted to go to this session was too full for my or the fire marshall's comfort. This certainly has been a crowded GA. One of the Northwesterners at my table at lunch said
"Those folks in Boston just don't understand how vital a movement we are."
I didn't know that that was true, but it is interesting how popular a GA where we aren't voting on much of interest that is held in such an annoying corner of the country to get to would be so popular.
My vote is to have all future GAs in the Midwest, though.
I went out to a very nice bar with some of my fellow bloggers last night. Can't say we solved all the problems of UUism, but we did find a funky bar and have a wonderful conversation. The blogger dinner was also really great. It was so cool to meet Kim after all these years, though I ended up a table away.
The same woman at my lunch table I refer to above said she'd read a study that said UUs were "poor screeners," meaning that we took in more information about the world around us than people of other faiths and thus lived in a different world from people of other faiths. She was very proud of us, though she allowed as to how this characteristic might make us more distractible.
Has anyone heard such a study?