Tuesday, April 17, 2007

ILEETA Conference, Day 1: high on swag

Well, day one is over, and I'm sitting here looking over my swag from today. The conference organizers really outdid themselves this year. Here's the haul so far:

-2 ILEETA logo polo shirts

-An ILEETA sweatshirt

-An ILEETA hooded sweatshirt

-A laptop computer briefcase (this saved me some money, because I was about to buy one this week.)

-A black nylon gym bag with the ILEETA logo tastefully displayed on the side, containing:
-A Princeton Tec mini flashlight
-A 1gig flash drive
-2 pepper sprays
-A notebook/binder
-A whole bunch of free pens, carabiners, mini-lights, stress balls and assorted brochures and publications.

Then, while going around the vendors, I picked up a Magnum Claw. The Magnum Claw is a cool tire spike contraption that you can place under the wheel of a parked car; the car drives over the spikes and is deflated. Good times! I also got some more flash drives, a little stress ball shaped like a hand grenade, a canvass tote bag and some gun cleaning supplies from OTIS and a bunch more stuff than I can remember. Finally, I won a coupon for half off the price of a groundfighting class I'm interested in.

Oh, man, I bought some stuff too. Two new KA-BAR knives: a TDI law enforcement knife, and a new product called a TDI-LDK, that's a small knife that can be worn around the neck, or laced into a boot. I also picked up some new neoprene shooting gloves.

Cross your fingers for me, or chant nam myoho renge kyo, or something, because they have a kick-ass raffle later this week. The Bubs family arsenal could really expand if I get lucky.


Splotchy said...

I have been to a couple of conferences, but the swag I got does not begin to reach the heights of swagitude you have reached.

Onward and upward...

Johnny Yen said...

Two KA-BAR knives? Man, they're really sucking up to you guys.

I dibs either one of the pepper sprays or a mini-light...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Woohoo, the Bubses are going to be living big big big!

Coaster Punchman said...

Detailed description of conference swag = priceless.

Bubs said...

CP, thank you. Every once in a while the borderline OCD kicks in and I feel compelled to list minutiae.

Barbara, not yet. Now we just have extra ink pens, not pads and novelty flashlights. If my ticket gets drawn in the raffle, we win GUNS.

Johnny I'll try and scare up some more samples for you.

Splotchy, it was a glorious day indeed.

Tenacious S said...

Clearly I am going to the wrong conferences. I think the last conference I went to I got a lame totebag and an autism ribbon pin. I paid $300 for that one day conference and it didn't even include lunch!

Grant Miller said...

The cops on Grand Theft Auto always think they can stop me with those Magnum Claws.

Bubs said...

Grant, do you shoot your way out or just run them down, or beat them over the head with a hooker?

Ten, it got even better this morning--they served PIE!

lulu said...

pie and pepper spray, now that's a tasty combination.

Maybe you can hold some sort of raffle on your blog to give away your excess swag, well, maybe not the guns.

Dino aka Katy said...

wow sounds like you made out like a bandit

justacoolcat said...


I'll take a Phased-plasma rifle in the forty watt range.

Bubs said...

Justacoolcat: Hey, just what you see pal.

Katy, I am the proud owner of a dining room table loaded with crap right now.

Lulu, like I've said before--even more than bacon, pie goes with everything.

Tenacious S said...

Bubs, I also am a pie lover. Pie is for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a tasty snack at any time. My favorite is blueberry. Damn. Now I want some pie.