As all of us here at Inc. gear up for the home stretch of putting together our upcoming Inc. 500 issue, one thing has kept me going: thoughts of the 2004 Inc. 500 National Conference. It's our yearly opportunity to honor the Inc. 500 winners, chat with several of the most amazing entrepreneurs and business leaders out there today, and get massages as we sip daiquiris by the pool (or is that just me?). The event kicks off on March 24 (that's a mere 217 days away... not that I'm obsessively counting) at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami.

To tide myself over, I created a collage out of some of the pictures on the resort's website and made it the background picture on my computer desktop (it is also the background picture for most of my dreams). Check out that waterslide...