If you weren't, you can see some community input by searching the hashtag, #ColumbiaSpeaks, on Twitter. There's also some discussion on the Columbia Facebook account as well.
I'm doing a completely non-scientific survey. If you live in Columbia, and you weren't there, what were you doing?
Dear Columbia Association, between 8:30 am and 12 noon--
I was hanging out at home with my husband--our daughter was at her grandparents. Time with spouse, without parental responsibilities--priceless.