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Getting My GRIP On.
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Getting My GRIP On. — 17 Comments

  1. Good for you, Chris! The institute experience is just wonderful, and Tom Jones is outstanding. Wish I could be there too… but I have this minor issue called “working for a living” that prevents me from being everywhere I’d like to be! ENJOY!

  2. I know what you mean, Judy. That’s why I’ve never gotten to go to Samford or SLIG – it just never quite lined up with my schedule. This one did, yay! The only downside is that I had to give up NGS in Cincinnati. I would have loved to go to both, but only one was do-able.

  3. I’m extremely happy to say, “See you there!” Your experience sounds a good bit like mine, probably of everyone who got in. I think (hope) my only error was the last digit of my zip code. They even let me fix that. Some folks considered my obsession with registration over the top, but when told that the class filled in five minutes minds were changed.

  4. Love it, Chris! I too was poised to attack at the stroke of noon. I zipped through initially but then, at the crucial moment I hit “register,” I got an error message saying that the number of single rooms requested exceeded the inventory. I had to go back to the beginning and do it over with a double room. My heart was pounding and I was sweating bullets, but I made it through. Whew! So congratulations and thanks for this fun post. See you there, classmate!

  5. Word on the street is that I was the sixth registered person. That tells me that five people were cheating. 😀 I knew I played all those video games for a reason!

  6. The video games paid off Chris. I was registration number 27. Like you, I fumbled on the password. However, I got into Advanced Research Methods and managed to grab one of those single roomsI

  7. Maybe I was one of the ones cheating! I starting hitting Refresh repeatedly at 11:58. I’m registration #5 according to my 12:02 email confirmation! Chris, Jean, Shelley, Carla – see you in class!

  8. Totally in sympathy — and empathy — with your registration process, Chris. I was doing it, too, and fumbling through the password as well. I got in — squeaked in, I expect — as registration #25. Is that #25 for the class — Advanced Methods — or 25 overall? I couldn’t have typed any faster. I’m just glad I typed as fast as I did.

    Looking forward to GRIPitt and to meeting all of those who’ve posted here. I went to NIGR last year and had a fantastic time. Learned a lot. Expect this will be an exhausting and exhilarating week as well.

  9. I was #10 – I also flew by the dorm room page without noticing but got one afterwards. Looking forward to it and to meeeting you all.

  10. HAHA, Eric, that just made a crappy day better! Hello random dude. Yes, you did contact me about the surname a month or so ago. Actually, since I wrote this, more rooms opened up and I took a single room. You’re safe!

  11. Awesome! I wonder what percentage of the class is represented here in these comments? I just filed my taxes, so soon I can write the check, and get ready to see you all this summer!

  12. Loved your description of the process…I did not make the initial list, but got on the wait list and into the Intermediate course. My mistake was editing my narrative!! (even though I did the cut and paste, too!) Never satisfied, some of us writers!!! and I finished at 12:09!!
    I am so keen on immersing totally into the institute experience, (this will be my 5th!) that even though I have family in the area, I will stay in the dorms…I don’t want to miss a moment of sharing my passion, (ie, obsession) with my fellow students!
    Shall we begin a countdown??

  13. Chris, you can add me to your list of classmates. Your registration story was similar to mine only in my case the dog was sitting at the back door giving me that “I gotta go pee” look just at the moment when it was time to register. “Patience is a virtue,” I told her. And I made it into the Advanced Research Methods course as registrant #30! The dog got a nice long walk that afternoon and a new squeaky toy. See you there!

  14. I felt the same stress Chris, only maybe just a little more, as I was at the FHL in Salt Lake and between the password debacle, and the slower internet I didn’t originally make it into my perferred class. (7 minutes) But… after being wait listed and sweating bullets I got in! Yea! all is good. See everyone in Advanced Methods in July. Can’t wait.