Not having a laptop has forced me to slow down and actually enjoy the day as it unfolded. It still sucked not to have a laptop for the code labs but you know what, it was awesome on its own way.
I didn't get the answers to my Polymer coding questions but was able to work in a group and get someone else started in Polymer and get them started on their own adventure.
i walked to the venue which was an adventure in and of itself. i wasn't afraid as I thought I'd be. but i was exhilarating. everything was a new experience and everything was new again. I felt like an explorer and, for once, i was ok with it. it may have helped that the walk wasn't a long one but it was a fruitful one