Monday, July 21, 2008


No, I'm not going to BlogHer. It's okay; I wasn't planning on it. I gave it some serious thought last year because it was only a four hour drive from my home, but that was as far as I got. I could have stayed with relatives in the area and taken the train into town, but it just didn't seem worthwhile for me.
For me. Before you jump down my throat, fellow bloggers, I said "me." I blog for fun. I get a lot out of it, it's cheaper than therapy, and I've made a lot of virtual friends. But folks, I just can't justify the cost of a conference like this on my family budget.
Just for fun (Fun! people. Have a sense of humor! Really!) I'll post my very own version of BlogNot.
Shoes! Oops, these aren't mine. They belong to La Petite, she of the tiny feet. If tiny feet were a sign of royalty, she'd be the Queen.

Must decide what to pack (snicker). Oh, this isn't my luggage either - it's Amigo's, preparing for camp. (sorry, pix are still in the camera. Not that they're interesting...)

Laptop! Laptop bag! Cute, isn't it? There's a story behind it, too.

Plane tickets - nope.
Fill minivan with gas - well, yes, that needs doing no matter what.
Check tire pressure - on the spare, too!
And take off - but not for BlogHer. Not this time. I'm just on my way to my brother's house, to see if we can run a few errands and handle a few chores for him while he is recuperating from his broken leg and broken wrist.
And if we get really lucky, La Petite and I might just stop at the Converse outlet store on the way home.


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Blogger Adorable Girlfriend said...

Well, maybe next year it will return to Chicago and you can get in on the volunteer deal which will allow you to go for free.

Neverthless, this post is genius!

7/21/2008 9:31 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Love the new site design. Gorgeous. I've thought about if I want to go to BlogHer (it's not even a possibility tho), and I'm leaning towards no. I'm not a social creature, and I'd inevitably make a fool of myself trying to "fit in" with the cool kids. I'm content to just be me for now without trying to fit into a different social paradigm. That being said, I'm horrified you didn't invite me to BlogNot. What the hell? I would have come over and had a cup of coffee and pet your bunnies. :)

7/22/2008 6:51 AM  
Blogger Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

Love the new look!

We have small feet here too. So we could be some kind of royalty...I guess.

And I'd be happy to join you at blognot. I blog for fun too.

7/22/2008 1:03 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Women just love to move the furniture around, don't they? I'd say I love the new look, but well, being a guy, I just notice the place looks different. Like when my wife gets 1/16 of an inch trimmed off her noggin and then expects me to ooh and aah over her new look. I am just another dumb guy I guess.

It is brighter in here now. Like someone opened the blinds.

BlogNot - count me in also. I write first and foremost for the pleasure it gives me. That a few folks drop by now and again is icing on the cake.

7/23/2008 8:00 AM  

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