Danielle made my day/week/month today and told me that I'm going to BlogHer '08 this year in San Francisco! I heard rumors about this from a spy in the office but today it became official and I am so excited that I'm running around giving people random hugs. Look out Rebecca.
Now it's not going to be strictly parties and mingling, I'm there in an official capacity, but I am looking forward to meeting other bloggers and finding more blogs to add to my Reader. I've even put the word out to my buddy Sarah, who lives in Oakland - actually the "Lincoln Park of Oakland" - in the hopes we can meet up for dinner one night. I've shared my recent Sarah-experience, but this time it'll be much tamer.
So it's time to get some sun on my pasty skin and get ready to have fun, work hard and try not to geek out too much at the conference. Between the wedding going well and this, my week is off to a great start! So I proudly display the below button in honor of my news!
Let me know if you're heading to BlogHer and you can swing by to say hi. I love meeting bloggers in person.
I'm also catching up on my Memorial Day DVR shows, which includes HBO's movie, Recount, about the 2000 presidential election. In 2000, I was studying in Germany, finding out with the other program students that Florida was too close to call and the US didn't have a president for nearly a month. We watched CNN (the only English television channel) daily, trying to piece together what was going on and how this could have happened.
If you have HBO, I highly recommend checking it out. It's definitely an interesting retelling of what happened and for some of us, seeing what we missed while partying at discos and being irresponsible.