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BlogHer13: Party Recap

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What was up with the People’s Party? Why so small? It didn’t look like they had any sponsors. My comparison is the one in San Diego. It was in a ballroom and was an interesting place to walk around. I remember there being a Raising Hope booth which had special drinks available. I think there was a Rio (you know… Read more »

BlogHer ’13 recap: Part 1 – Expo Fun

Ahhh, BlogHer…how I love you. It’s a grown up love though. I know you are not perfect. I’m not perfect, but I enjoy being with you and I think you enjoy me. The one aspect of the BlogHer conference that seems to ring true (both times I’ve attended) is the feeling of friendliness and openness. Now this may be because… Read more »

Is it just me, or is it crazy out there lately?

Yes, I know astrology is pretty much hokum, but I really have no other way to explain the crazy crap that’s been happening lately. First a freaking train crashes in Canada practically blowing up a whole town…OK, maybe just a very large chunk of it, still…awful.  And why did this happen?  It looks like someone forgot to check the breaks. … Read more »

You can’t road trip without a vehicle.

This spring, I went on the road trip of a lifetime.  I packed up my 10 year old car, my new boyfriend, as much stuff as would fit in said vehicle and moved my life to Minnesota from California.  Sadly, it was not the breezy trip along the freeway I had imagined.  Through a blizzard in Wyoming, I worried that… Read more »

BlogHer ’13 Conference: Fun, Knowledge and Inspiration

In just 7 short weeks, I will be in Chicago for my second BlogHer adventure. I am so excited! I admit, that the first time I went to this blogging conference, it was mostly just to get free stuff. This time, is slightly different. While I’m still excited about getting the swag, I’m excited to see what I can see… Read more »

It’s a Grand Old Day in Saint Paul

Apparently, a quarter of a million people are about to descend on my area of Saint Paul.  Why? Because it’s festival time! It’s the 40th anniversary of the Grand Old Day festival in Saint Paul. The Grand Avenue Business Association started this event in 1973 as a way to raise funds to promote businesses along Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. … Read more »

Wild Walleye: Minnesota Starts Fishing

Apparently, people will be up late tonight…not because a movie is premiering, not because they’re getting lucky, but because they are catching a fish.  And no, that’s not a euphemism. I’m told that offices will be near empty tomorrow.  I’ll believe that when I see it.  I love it when offices are empty even when I don’t have many responsibilities… Read more »