Yesterday, when we arrived in Austin, we heard that Robert Duvall was at the Omni. Pretty cool, maybe I could see a star in person, right?
Well, today I saw someone that I personally found much more exciting. I believe my geek quotient went up a few points today too. Because not only did I get to meet Eric Meyer, I also got to take a Picture Yourself style photo with him (which I quickly dedicated to Kristine with a K for all of her amazing CSS powers and being my inspiration), he autographed my CSS handbook full of knowledge for me, and to top it all off – I brought up last year’s “CSS makes my eyes bleed” comment and we discussed it further. He kindly pointed out that not only does my CSS book have a glossy cover, the pages have a smooth sheen. According to him, that makes it easy “to clean the blood off – but be careful, otherwise you will smudge the text if you rub too hard.”
I was giddy for the rest of the afternoon. Forget about Robert Duvall – I had an actual conversation with Eric Meyer! And I have a phototgraph!
I am completely inspired, and as soon as I have time to sit and study, I will devour my CSS book. I will understand CSS once and for all, no matter what it takes! Who knows, maybe after I finish Eric Meyer on CSS, I might just pick up a copy of O’Reilly’s Definitive Guide and the latest CSS 2.0 guide!