Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Updates

I'm going

This week I am going to a blogging conference sponsored by BlogHer, a site for women bloggers. It is in New York and over 1000 writers will gather to network and discuss things like legal matters, technical...things and writing topics.

It is an amazing opportunity to meet with other women writers and share ideas and talk about concerns.

I am sharing my hotel room with another writer, http://momotics.com, a 25 year old dynamo who has knocked my socks off with her energy and ambition.

Unfortunately, the third person we had lined up to share out room in order to reduce costs, bailed on us YESTERDAY, yep, that’s right, THREE DAYS before the conference. So we are scrambling to find another roommate.

Don’t you deserve a three night break in New York City?!?! E-mail me and we can talk.

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The response from everyone who read about my sink was overwhelming. I am so blessed to have so many warm and loving people in my life.

One of my dear blogging friends has a friend who works for American Standard (bathroom and kitchen fixture manufacturer). She contacted her friend when she saw my post and American Standard is going to give me a sink for free!! I would have been grateful for something that had fallen off the truck, but they even let me pick out the sink and faucet!!

I don’t know when they will be delivered, but it is all in the works. I also have two people who have offered to install it for me. I am so lucky! I will do a post when everything is done.

Patty, the friend who initiated all of this, has two web sites. One is http://brokenteepee.blogspot.com/ and the other is http://pricillaspeaks.blogspot.com/. Patty has a farm and raises goats, makes wonderful goatmilk soap, which she sells on Etsy, and she also makes beautiful jewelry, also sold on Etsy. I have purchased her soap, which I love and have given as gifts and her jewelry, which I get constant compliments on. Here are her Etsy shops: http://www.etsy.com/shop/happygoatsoap and http://www.etsy.com/shop/BrokenTeepeeDesigns .

Originally a Jersey Girl, she is a good and generous friend. Thank you Patty!

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The heat has broken and I starting to feel like a human being again.

A weak ‘yay’!

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5 comments:

Pricilla said...

I'm jealous you are going to blogHer. I wish I could go and share your room. But there are too many goats.

I'm also boycotting it until they let goats in. Pricilla wants to have her Maaaa.

Have fun!

and thank you.....

Marie said...

I think goats in a hotel room would augment the ambience. I don't blame you for boycotting.

It would have been a blast sharing with you. :(

Another year.

And...you are welcome. ;)

Myrna R. said...

I'm here from SheWrites. Lucky to have found your blog. Love it. Have a blast in New York (my home town). If I could, I would go too. I'm anxious to hear about your experiences there.

Jen said...

Patty is amazing. She makes the best soap in the whole world and she is a great friend.

Have a great time at Blogher!

Marie said...

Hi Myrna!! Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much for your comment! New York is my home, too. born and raised, but have lived at the Jersey Shore for many years now. I will definitely fill everyone in on BlogHer.

It was featured on the Today Show this morning my daughter told me. Exciting stuff.

Hey Jen! You are a pretty amazing friend yourself! Look at what you have created in Tribal Blogs!! What a dynamo!