I'm totally geeking out - on Monday I got to write a senior official at The White House and ask him to attend a conference I'm planning for next month in Washington DC. He just wrote me back! And it's NOT a form letter - it's a personal email using casual language and he signs off with an exclamation point and his first name only! He says he wants to come and I should check back in later this week. I think it's been too long since my last brush with celebrity because I'm sure this doesn't count as a celebrity, but I'm still kind of pumped.