Cincinnati, conferences, library

BlogHer Observations

The community keynote was worth the price of the conference. It was like storytime for adults–listening to bloggers read their own posts.

Was I over reacting or why did it feel like I might have said I train unicorns on Mars instead I am a craft blogger?!

Me: I’m a craft blogger! Yes, I made my business cards.
Her: *blank stare*

Me: I train unicorns on Mars.
Her: Oh yeah I have a cousin who used to do that, I hear the benefits are out of this world, no pun intended.

Cincinnati really needs Jamba Juice.

All those who were surprised about hip-checking, shoving, trash and puke in the lobby and hotel hallway do not work in or have an inside view of libraries. It is business as usual for me to clean up fast food bags, coffee/soda cup, poop and watch people behavior badly all day long. Yes, I pursued a Master’s degree to do this dirty work. But it isn’t just the library at plenty of stores I see abandoned coffee or soda cup (why are we litter bugs?)

I could have packed less and lightened the load by like a pound. a whole pound.

The Carpoolers enjoyed my mixed CD as much as I enjoyed making it!

One of the most entertaining bits of my weekend was the girl who crashed the BowlHer party. So entertaining, yet, not a blogger.

I appreciate the brands who were willing to talk to me regardless of blog content understanding that I, too, spend my hard earned income on cars, cleaning products, groceries and health and beauty items.

I am still a decent map reader, can use big city public transit and move through train cars with ease while hauling bags. And I still sing the Mary Tyler Moore theme to myself walking through a city on a sunny day–I’m going to make it after all!

I love crafts, Cincinnati, UD, libraries and all that passion makes me comfortable talking to anyone about the location the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (Kentucky, not Ohio), the acts of the upcoming Macy’s Musical Festival (formerly the Cincinnati Jazz Fest), taking on a fun secret assignment on behalf of my alma mater, generating ideas with another crafter and introducing myself to someone new and learning HER passion!

If I go again I’ll be more prepared and ready to use my camera more, but if you want to see the few photos I took, click over to the set on Flickr.

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3 Comment

  1. Debba
    August 1, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Hey – great reflections on a wild weekend – and on your life as a librarian and craft blogger. (I just wish I had time to craft – we could totally have fun!) Blast to hang out with you and your girlfriend. So glad you were there!

  2. AmazingGreis
    August 1, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    It was great to finally meet you. I’m just sad we didn’t have more time to sit and chat. Dood, it was a whirlwind weekend. But I had a blast.
    .-= AmazingGreis´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – The BlogHer ’09 Edition =-.

  3. Condo Blues
    August 6, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I wondered where all the craft bloggers were too. I made my business cards from reclaimed materials (I’m the sewing on wallpaper gal!) and quite a few didn’t get them until I mentioned it was you know, green the crafts part went in one ear and out the other. You’d think with the economy the way it is that some folks would be crafting stuff and want to read about it. Strange.

    We have the same alma mater. Go Flyers!
    .-= Condo Blues´s last blog ..Smelly Washer Winnah! =-.

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