Well how about that? My first winner’s email bounced back, so I had to pick a new one. Congrats to the new winner, Jessica!
I’m sure by now you’ve been reading post after post about the Haven Conference. You might be sick of it; you might be annoyed that you missed it and don’t want to hear any more about it. So, how about we talk about it again? Ha.
Only this time, instead of rolling your eyes and gagging over how much we lovey-dovey bloggers adored meeting one another (don’t get me wrong, we totally did), how about I give you the inside scoop on some of the more awkward encounters I had the pleasure of being in the middle the cause of? I’ll even give one lucky reader a special treat for getting all the way through it (there will be a quiz if you win, so don’t go skimming and ruining it for everyone. Pssssh.*)
I felt prior to the conference that I maybe wouldn’t be able to relate to many of the other bloggers for several reasons: I live alone; most of them don’t. I am single; most of them are married. I have Charlie; they have children. I have a foul mouth and a sense of humor that includes a lot of Family Guy and South Park references. Put a beer in my hand, and my volume goes up to 11. They are also all polite enough to actually pay attention to each other’s blogs and projects; I have been in grad school and and haven’t had a full bathroom since March. Basically, I haven’t been a blogger who is good to other bloggers, and that makes me feel very impolite just standing there with nothing to start a conversation (“Hi, I loved your kitchen remodel, etc.”). That’s not to say that there aren’t plenty of things that we all have in common – it’s why we were all at a conference in the first place (since we’re all DIY home improvement/design bloggers and readers). It’s just that… well, for more than one reason, some of the impressions I wanted to make on others (like trying to be funny) only left me feeling like I should just stuff my business cards in my mouth to prevent the next horrifying sentence from slipping out:
… hearing “Oh, right! You’re the ugly girl!” on more. than. one. occasion.
Um… not exactly…
When discussing which sessions to attend:
- I’m keeping things simple, so only one entry per person.
- Be sure to include your contact info so I can email you if you win (if you don’t, I’ll just redraw for a new winner).
- Giveaway ends next Thursday. I’ll announce the winner on Friday’s post.
- I’m paying for shipping, so entries must be continental U.S. only, sorry.