DeNae here, coming at you from a place I once heard called "Las Vegas" but is better known as "Los Aguas Sucios y Destructivos de Botas de Cuero". This mostly has to do with the current condition of my suede boots, both of whom are sulking damply in front of the fire.
Hey, Southern California! Get over here and put a leash on your weather! Or so help me, I'll have the Homeowners' Association slap your coastline with such a grumpy note, see if I don't.
I suppose it's just as well. At least when it's raining, I have an excuse to sit at the computer and read your blogs all morning the way God intended. Stumble down the stairs, grab a 'Boost' and my daily dose o' sunshine (aka my Pristiq, the drug of choice for the discriminating crazy person) and settle in to check on all my bloggy pals.
"I see here that 'That Girl' has her babies by natural birth and does NOT want to hear any sass about it. Good to know, good to know..."
"InkMom seems to be recovering nicely. I wonder what it's like to have a baby that looks like she came off a Gerber jar instead of out of a manicotti noodle like the rest of them."
"In my next life, I'm going to be JennyMac. Of course, this means she'll have to be me. I'd better send her a sympathy card."
It's "The Breakfast of Champions' Lazy Neighbor Lady, the One With All the Cats".
Anyway, while the entire United States is a hostage to global squelching I can tell you about this really groovy thing that is happening in May.
The Casual Bloggers Conference, sponsored by MMB and LeeLou blogs, is this awesome opportunity for bloggers like you and me to get together, listen to some terrific speakers, take a few classes on everything from scrapbooking to monetizing your blog, and above all come to know each other a little better!
Some of our favorite bloggers will be presenting at the conference, including Annette Lyon, Annie, InkMom, and MommyJ (yes! They're coming in from North Carolina!). In fact, I'm pretty sure Kristina will be on hand to answer once and for all the question on everyone's mind: Does that nasty Snuggie ever get washed?
For reasons known only to the CBC gods, I will also be teaching a class! (I believe a woot woot is in order.) So far I've narrowed down the possible subjects to "Isaiah's Naughty Limericks in the Courts of Hezekiah", "Isaiah's Stern Letter of Reprimand", or my personal favorite, "The Reason Isaiah Spent Most of His Life in Time Out". Seriously, edifying doesn't even begin to describe it.
And guess what? My pal Motherboard told me last night that there are "Early Bird Deals" on tickets to the event! And the wonderful thing about THAT is, in the virtual world, "Early Bird" can mean 'noon or thereafter'! I adore the virtual world! It's a world that understands my need to sleep until 8:00, read everyone's blogs, take a bath, and hit the ground shuffling absolutely no later than lunchtime. One day, I intend to marry the virtual world.
So, while you wait for whatever is falling out of the sky in your neck of the woods to dry up and move on, swing by the CBC web site and check it out!
And sign up, quick! My whole "Isaiah, that Rascally Scamp" lecture series* just won't be the same without you!
*MMB, LeeLou Blogs, King James's monks, and Isaiah's lawyers would like it clearly understood that under no circumstances will DeNae be permitted to utter, whisper, belch, sneeze, or spit anything even resembling a naughty limerick in the same breath or expectoration of choice as the name 'Isaiah'. They further warn that the very suggestion that she would even consider such behavior may be deemed by more rabidly conservative theologians to be criminally actionable or at least worthy of a good smacking.
-- Legal Department