Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Guess Where I'm Going . . .

It's hard to believe it, but I've been doing this blogging thing for three years now. When I started, I wanted to see how long I could keep it going with all the ideas I had swirling around in my head. There are times when I think "What on Earth am I going to post about to keep this going?" It's funny how it works out because something always comes up that I find I want to post about.

I told myself in the beginning that I was doing this for fun, and that I didn't want it to become another stress in my life. And that has been mostly true. When it's not fun anymore, when it becomes a chore, then I will know I am done.

And I am done.

I appreciate each and every one of you, and I thank you for stopping by and reading my yackity yack these past several years.

Just kidding. I'm really not done. I don't think I'll ever run out of yackity yack as long as people want to read it. What I really came on the internet for today is not to irritate you, but to tell you that I'm going to BlogHer 2011 in San Diego. Whoo hoo!

Why am I always the excited one here? You could at least fake it.

Never mind.

I'll be Geeking Out at BlogHer '11!

It's not like I'm that great or anything, going to the big blogging conference. I had to pay the full $203.94 conference fee to get in, and I promise you, nobody has a clue who I am. I'm like the little fish in the big pond. No forget the pond, the ocean.

Regardless, I designed these cutesy business cards to take with me. Aren't they yummy? Hopefully I'll get to rub elbows with some important people and maybe even give them one of my cards. 

Heck, I'd be satisfied just to be in the same room with the Pioneer Woman and breathe her recycled air.

This is a once in a lifetime chance for me to go to BlogHer, because the conferences are always in places that I would have to travel very far to get to. And that costs money. Money that is better spent on crafting.

Of course that's true this time as well, but this time it's in San Diego. And my Mama Llama lives in San Diego. So I have free room and board and a free babysitter. Score!

I feel like I'm just rationalizing here. 

Anyway, I'm off to find out what all this professional blogging business is about. If you're there and you see me looking dorky with my business cards, throw me a life jacket, will ya? I'll be your BFF.


  1. umm scared me there for a minute! I am so excited for you! I also have a sneaking suspicion that your combination of humor, honestly and general craftiness are going to make you very popular there. Good Luck!

  2. not fair scaring me like that. it is 6 am and i just woke up the whole house cause i shouted "NOOOOOO YOU CAN'T LEAVE, I JUST FOUND YOU"! They are not too happy with you right now either :-))). Glad you are sticking around. now that we are done with that....HAVE TONS OF FUNNNN! come back excited and energized and ready to share more nifty stuff with the rest of us please!

  3. Awesome. My "blogging dream" is to go to BlogHer someday. I'm like you...just for fun, getting my ideas out there and hopefully helping others. Enjoy!

  4. Totally agreeing with Summer & Jamie on this.... Hello? I JUST found you too!! Who would I have to look to for snarky comments for the incoming 6th graders? And who would I look to for cute-ify-ing directions?

    Glad to hear that you are NOT leaving & just 'jerking our chains'. My first thought when I read 'Guess where I'm going'... was 'Crazy & we're driving the bus'... glad to hear that we're not & you're going to go get a bigger-better-blogger-brain to entertain us even more! Woot! Woot!

  5. I thought you were serious about being done! phewww... I got scared for a bit.
    Hope you have FUN at the conference -- how cool is that?

  6. have fun!

    (by the way, the business cards were a dead giveaway to me that you were going to blogher)

  7. haahaa! I couldnt figure out why you were going to blogHer if you were quitting blogging! Glad to hear you arent leave :)

    Have a FABULOUS time! Cant wait to hear all about it :) I would love to go one of these years, also.

  8. When I first started reading your post I was like,..... "WHHHAAAATTTT??????" I was about to email you, begging you to stay. Then I was going to round up everyone I know and get them to do the same! You are lucky you were joking. I think you would have a lot of unhappy people to deal with. Have fun at the conference!! :D

  9. That sounds awesome! I hope you have a great time and post lots of photos!

  10. Don't scare us like that! I started to panic a little...please stay!

    No worries about looking dorky with your business cards. I am sure that everyone who reads your blog loves it. I have introduced it to so many of my friends!

  11. I was so disappointed before I scrolled down. I immediately told my friend and we were so sad!! I am glad you are chatty!!!!

  12. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I will be sending you my cardiology bill!!! Dont EVER do that again or you shall be GROUNDED...Thats right little girl....GROUNDED...In a corner with a little pointy hat and EVERYTHING!!!! Bwahahaha!!! HAve fun on your trip!!!

  13. I am so happy your were just kidding, although you did give me a good scare..Have agreat time at the conference. Come back and tell us all about it!!
    And scare me like that again

  14. it should read Dont scare me like that again..see you have me all flustered:)

  15. This is my first time on your blog and I had just hit the "follow" button when I read your declaration. Totally confused for a minute! Glad you are sticking around so I can get to know you better.

  16. Ummm....a little scared there for a second....:) Good for you going to BlogHer! That is my dream for one day (when my blog grows up). I know you will have a blast and make lots of new bloggy buddies. Can't wait to hear all about it!

  17. you stinker! you had me going for a sec!
    congrats on going to blogher- have a fabulous time!

  18. Well welcome to San Diego! Great place I live in!
    I love all your ideas and thank you for sharing.. I might just see you around San Diego looking like a tourist? Just kidding, we love when people come to visit us.
    Have a great fun trip!

  19. JEMACK, Do you have a bumper sticker that says "Welcome to California. Now go home."?

  20. HAHAH No but I have heard of them! Also they did final take down the sign when you come in from Oregon side.

  21. DANG! You really had me going for a minute there lady!! I LOVE your blog and was thinking how sad I was going to be to not read your wonderful ideas!!! Thank Goodness you were just kidding!
    Have fun at the Blogging World Conference!! And let us know how it is to be in PW's presence!!

  22. Oh! You scared me there! Have a GREAT time at the conference! You are going to meet some awesome women!

  23. Oooohhhhh, I'm so excited for you!!!
    I hope you have a blast.
    I think you will.

    I wish I were going to be there to breath YOUR recycled air!

    I'd love one of your cards. So cute!

    Looking forward to pictures!

  24. Love your crafting! I could tell you that, since I'm sitting right next to you right now at breakfast, but far more fun to post a comment.

  25. You had me going for a second. I was going to be really sad. I have never posted but love reading your blog and love the ideas. Keep it coming...I need MORE IDEAS.

    Have fun!

  26. My heart stopped beating...for less than a minute...that's how long it took me to get to "Just Kidding..". I love your blog! It makes me laugh, gives me idea''s just an an all around good place to be! Very glad you were "Just kidding"..enjoy yourself at the conference!

  27. Where is that dang band-aid box you made because I have some serious blood issuing from my eye sockets at the thought of you leaving blogging! Don't ever scare us like that again. You are the only proof I have that there is still some humor left in this world. Plus you're a fellow control/organizational freak. Oh and you're a teacher. Gosh, all they all falling at your feet at BlogHer? I hope so.