And she appeals to my weird sense of humor. I read her at least once a week. She is way ahead of me in readers, she's written her own book, however, she has the much admired "quality" of self-deprecating humor that I have about myself. My glass is always half full, somebody just happens to knock it over every day, sometimes several times a day. Never me.
So she spoke briefly many days about an upcoming Blogher Conference she was going to in San Francisco. I didn't think much of it until it was over. Dawn had a link to a fellow blogger who also attended. I think that conference is where they all go to learn to make money blogging and have sessions that teach you how to enhance your blog (boy do I need that), presentation, writing, etc. They look like they all had a blast. BUT folks I found the motherlode of blogs that ARE SUPER. You must visit everyone of these at least once. Of course there are many more but I'm slowly going through them all. I feel like I've found a gold mine. The very best blog was DOOCE.
And then there is BOSSY. She has a hilarious video of her and John Cusack on her website. She is indeed bossy, single with a college bound son. I can identify. Bossy is also fond of plastering her site with pictures. I love that. I think pictures always help tell a story.
Next is BABY ON BORED. She has a wonderful blog. She went to the conference and had a migraine, ended up at the hospital looking for serious drugs. A woman after my own heart. She also has a great post with an Open Letter to My Brain sent by her Ass. Good stuff.
I don't think for a minute that that is a picture of her, but that picture is the most vivid picture of happiness I have ever seen and is precious. She's written books and I think she was part of the conference.
Other super blogs I visited were:
That was the very best Blogless Conference one could have by one's self. I invited myself. And the Blogher Conference? I know what they learned...they learned to publish each others blogs and more. They had tips from a super photographer that I have in my favorites at work but can't think of the name right now. In conclusion, my super Blogless Conference was a success for me. No flights as I'm deadly afraid to fly. Besides, San Francisco is a safe harbor for illegal aliens and I am so weary of pressing 1 for English. I can have my adult beverage in the comfort of my own home. I'm signed up at LSUS for a Graphics Design and Web Master course online in August. Dont' have to bother with a swanky hotel, sightseeing, cable cars, Pacific Ocean, etc...what could be better?
On a lighter note, our weekend consisted of scouring RV (yes, we're back there) Dealerships for the perfect RV. We ventured way South to Carencro, Louisiana (home of LSU's own Kevin Faulk-now a New England Patriot)
and Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Down South there is an RV Dealership on every corner.
We found the perfect RV at Primeaux but it is going to be a couple of weeks before we can set everything up. I am getting very excited.
It's a Rockwood made by Forest River. Impressed? Me either, but I loved it. Check it out.
Clif came over from LSU after class and tutor and met us to evaluate it. He thinks strictly in terms of will it work at Talladega next year with my frat brothers or the South Carolina Gamecocks football game this fall. NOT! We went to Prejean's to dine on oysters and shrimp and crab...with a little alligator for appetizer. Great Friday!
Ruffinism for the day: Be who your are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss