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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

contests, conferences and car crashes

OK, so there was only one conference. And only one car crash that could barely be called a crash. But the title wouldn't have been as catchy that way.

Anyway ... here's what's been going on around here.

Contest #1
It's Greeblepix time again!

beach flowers

Taken at our Outer Beach rental house over the summer. I love this photo, even though I'll always remember being viciously attacked by mosquitos while taking the shot.

Contest #2
For a nifty sports bra with a zipper pocket ...

I entered the Gracie Gear Giveaway!

Check out Roni’s Weight Loss Blog for more information.

Conference #1 (and only)
BlogHer DC was over a week ago. Of course I meant to post this write-up a week ago, but work and life kinda got in the way.

BlogHer was a lot of fun. Great sessions (I went to the "Blogging Basics" series since I feel I've got some work to do over here), great food, and lots of great ladies to talk to!

I've been reading Zandria's blog for a while now, so it was nice to be able to meet her. I also rediscovered Roni's blog. She moved her feed a while back, but I missed the redirect post.

I only got to say hello to Sarah, who I met in the spring at Bossy's Excellent Road Trip happy hour. Gloria was also at Bossy's happy hour, and it was great to see her again. She doesn't blog personally, but we're Flickr friends now.

I've collected a stack of business cards that I haven't really gotten a chance to go through yet, but I do plan on visiting all of you!

In no particular order:
I'm sorry if I missed anybody. It was wonderful meeting you all!

Car Crash #1 (and only)(knock on wood)
My husband and I carpool to work. My office isn't far from a metro station, and he continues by train into DC.

On the way home last night, we stopped at a light close to home. We were chatting when suddenly we were jolted. The car behind us hit us!

The light was still red. I put on my hazards and got outside. So did the driver. I looked at my bumper and it appeared fine. She apologized and offered to give me her insurance info, but I declined. I just wanted to get home and get some dinner.

On closer inspection there are a couple of small scuffs, but nothing I would have bothered with. Maybe if the car was new ... but I've had it for over four years and nearly 75,000 miles. It has some dings!

When I got back in the car, I told my husband the driver's response.

"I'm so sorry. I was just rubbing my eyes."

He replied, "With what? Her foot?"

Yeah, I'm not sure how you crash into somebody while stopped at a light because you were rubbing your eyes.

He's now planning on using that as his default excuse.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

bossy's excellent road trip

I am on BOSSY's excellent road trip.Blogger Bossy had this crazy idea to drive across the country and visit as many readers as she could. She named it "Bossy's Excellent Road Trip," and hundreds of readers signed up to be a part of the tour.

Obviously, she couldn't reach everybody in her (yikes!) 35-day trip. But she's done a darn good job trying!

First stop -- Washington, DC. Well, technically, we met for drinks in Arlington, VA. A little out of the way for me, but hey, how many chances do you get to be a part of blog history?

I'm pretty sure Bossy's Excellent Road Trip will go down in blog history.

Anyway, it was a fun night!

We chatted. We drank (not to much, it was a school night!). We ordered one of everything from the 1/2 price appetizers menu (two orders of the fried pickles. yum!), evidence seen below.

Bossy Does DC

Thanks for coming to town, Bossy!

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