Good morning and welcome to Conference Week, Waggers! Yes, this week brings such cons as Supernova, Bloggercon, Mashpit, Dorkbot, and BarCamp. You need no excuse for missing most of these, but Supernova has real speakers and all, and missing it requires an excuse. A local journalist shares this guide to copping out.

Your jobYour alibiYour real reason
Entrepreneur"The board says my time is too valuable."Kevin didn't ask you to speak.
Journalist"I've already been pre-briefed."Editor decided you could file from the RSS feed.
Web 2.0 worker"We have a big milestone this week — FrieNDA, ok?"Not deluded enough to ask for $2495 and three days off.

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