Saturday, January 22, 2011

California, Here I Come!

I'm going to BlogHer '11
It's a not-so-balmy 18 degrees right now in New York City, up from 15 degrees. I'm pretty sure a crust of ice has formed on the slushy puddles in every crosswalk in Manhattan. But my thoughts are warm and sunny. I'm going to BlogHer '11! I'm so excited about two days of bloggers, workshops, chatting and I hope, meeting blog friends, in San Diego next summer.  

In 2010 BlogHer '10 was held in New York, not more than two miles from my house. I thought about it and didn't make up my mind to attend until it was sold out. I went on the waiting list and waited. But the waiting list didn't open up and regrettably I didn't get to go. I'm not sure if the time is good at work or if I will have other commitments close by -- but in 2011 I'm not waiting. I signed up last week and I am dreaming of sunny days in California. I love San Diego and can't think of more fun than San Diego and bloggers. Is anyone else planning to be there?  

It's been another hectic, snowy week in New York, but it's a nice weekend ahead. This morning the son of Bible study friends will be Bar Mitzvah, and our group will be together at services and the lunch following. Tonight there is a concert at our synagogue. Tomorrow is my annual holiday celebration with my friend, Mary. We actually do our celebrations after New Years, when we especially need something fun to look forward to. I'm very excited about this year's treat and will leave it as a surprise for a post in the next few days. 

Tonight I announce the winner of the Happy One Hundred Giveaway. Stay tuned!

15 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is something to really look forward to and so is your celebration with your friend. This is the time of year it seems when we all need a little something extra. They say it is 7 degrees here this morning. Have a super Saturday!

Mildred said...

Sounds like a great opportunity for the summer and your weekend promises to be great. Stay warm and enjoy.

Sharon said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Conferences are always better when they are away from home anyway!! Attending a Blog Conference is one of my goals this year! Stay warm!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

This is terrific! I'm sure Pioneer Woman will be there, and oh so many of the best bloggers out there. What a fun thing to look forward to!

Andrea said...

Sounds exciting. I hope to hear more from you about this! It is BITTER cold here, too! However, it is colder in NY!
Thank you so much for your prayers, love, and support. You are awesome!
Hugs,
andrea

Shelly said...

Sounds like a fun event to look forward to! San Diego is awesome! Make sure you go to Sea World,,,better than Disneyland in my opinion!

Stay Warm,,I'm trying to stay DRY,,,it's raining raining raining in Washington State!

Mevely317 said...

Oh wow ... I wasn't familiar with this conference, but you bet-cha I went a-clicking that way. Color me HAZZED; ready to learn more in the coming days!
Tomorrow's observance makes me a bit nostalgic, when my own BFF and I would observe an "Annual" day of whimsy ... enJOY!

Mevely317 said...

OOOOOPS! I meant to write "JAZZED."

Marydon said...

Oh, what a nice trip & event. I hadn't heard about the one in MY, durnnit! You'll have a blast.

We are at a whopping heat wave of 14 here, next storm looming & arrives on Monday, you'll get it after us.

Get that hot chocolate out & bundle up ... have a beautiful weekend, sweet friend.

Hugs, Marydon

Becky K. said...

It was 5 degrees here this morning. Too cold for my liking! However, it would be fun to have a trip to California to be thinking about. I won't make it to this one...but am so excited for you!!!

Thanks for stopping by Hospitality Lane today. It was so nice to hear from you!

Simply Debbie said...

HELLO MY BUTTERCUP,
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR WINNER. WE AREN'T EXACTLY HAVING A HEAT WAVE HERE...THE NIGHT TEMP IS FROM 6-18 DEGREES, BUT WE HAVEN'T REALLY STARTED HAVING THE WINTER WE USUALLY HAVE...I FEEL IT WILL LAST THROUGH MAY.
WELL YOU ALL ARE LOOSING REGIS FIELDMAN, OPRAH WINFREY, AND LARRY KING.THEY ARE ALL SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW WHEN IT IS TIME TO GET OUT. PRAISE GOD GABBIE GIFFORD WAS LEAVING TODAY TO GO TO REHAB IN HOUSTON...I BELIEVED SINCE THE DAY IT HAPPENED, SHE WOULD BE THE OVERCOMER.
WRITE ME WHEN YOU CAN
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Mimi said...

YEAH for you!!!
you will have so much fun!!!
hgs,
jamie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love San Diego! It's wonderful that you will be able to attend the Blogher convention there in August.

I also missed the NYC Blogher conference this past summer, Buttercup. The price tag to attend was a little steep for me even though I wouldn't have to pay for a hotel since I live in Brooklyn. Maybe next time I'll be better prepared.

This has been such a snowy, cold winter, hasn't it? Truthfully, after the hot and humid summer we had in NYC this past summer I am enjoying the cold! :D

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Wow, that's great that you are going! Too bad you couldn't go to last year's conference, being so close to you. Stay warm! (It's FREEZING here in CT so you are not alone!)
Best,
Gloria

Nancy M. said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to go, but would never have the money to go that far away. Hopefully I can make it to a local conference soon!