People who are around me all the time know that I'm pretty unflappable. I take most things in stride and rarely display a lot of strong emotion.
Well, not this week. For whatever reason, this week's conference is making me lose my mind. I haven't been this excited since I still believed in Santa Claus. Every morning for the last several days I've been waking up with BlogHer-related stuff swirling in my head and it's taken every relaxation technique I know for me to get back to sleep.
I have a packed schedule for the trip. Tomorrow I leave early and get into La Guardia a little before 11 a.m. Queen of Quirky is on my flight, and we're planning to meet up with Cagey and cab share to the hotel.
I have speaker training at 5, then two parties in a row. (I've decided that all party RSVPs are to be played by ear. If I'm too tired or have the opportunity to spend quality time with one of my many blog friends instead, the party loses.)
On Friday morning, I'm going to start the day with a brisk 5k walk in Central Park. Based on my usual 5k walk duration, I assume that I'll have plenty of time to shower and make it to the start of the conference day by 9 a.m.
I am beyond excited about the Voices of the Year event, and I can't wait to see if there's a piece of artwork based on the post I wrote. I'll be wearing my new dress to the gala and then to a Nintendo-sponsored dinner that I'm attending as Liz Rizzo's guest.
I speak on Saturday afternoon, but I'll attend sessions all day before that. In the evening, I'm planning on going to Sparklecorn and CheeseburgHer. Lesson learned from last year: have dinner first.
On Sunday, my flight isn't until the evening, so I have time to do some touristy stuff. That morning, I'm going to the Central Park Zoo with Susan Getgood. I have no concrete plans after that, so if you're around NYC all day Sunday and you want to do something, let me know!
You can see why it's difficult for me to concentrate on anything besides the trip right now.
This is probably the last you'll hear from me until next week. I've decided not to bring my laptop and it seems like more trouble than it's worth to try to blog from an iPhone. But, you never know.
When I get back and finish boring you to death with post-BlogHer stories, I'll be starting a new project involving a couple of the cats. (Foreshadowing!)
Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend.