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by Patricia on May 12, 2009 · 3 comments

First off, I want to thank Sharon of Clairity Currents for sending me this Lemonade Stand Award:

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“The award is given to bloggers whose posting demonstrates great attitude and gratitude.”  I feel special :)  I believe the way this works is that now that I have the award, I get to pass it on… though I think I will relish the moment a bit before passing on the good will.  (Mmm, relish.  Relish on a hot dog sounds really good right now. I started fitness bootcamp yesterday and find that I’m hungry all the time now).

Hey, look over there…

Oh darn, you just missed the smooth segue.  It was a good one too.

I’m excited about this weekend.  Why?  Because I’m headed to Seattle for the International Food Blogger Conference where I’ll get to meet some of my favorite bloggers and learn a thing or two or five hundred.  While in the emerald city, I’ll also be visiting my sister and her gang.  Should be nonstop good times.  I can’t wait!

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A little added dash of excitement is bubbling up because I’m reading Molly Wizenberg’s (Orangette) new book A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table.  Excellent, excellent book.  And she’ll be speaking at the conference.  I totally have a crush on her writing and hope not to make a complete fool of myself if I do get a chance to speak to her.

Actually, I’m looking forward to meeting all of the bloggers… it’s such an impressive list.  I’m so new to the food blogging world and stumbled upon the conference by chance, really.  So I feel sort of like the new kid in school which, honestly, is a familiar feeling (I went to six elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school.  It’s a long story of how and why I wound up at so many schools and maybe someday I’ll tell you all about it, but for now it’s enough to know I’m no stranger to being the new kid).  Thankfully, I’m not as painfully shy as I once was.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m still shy, but I don’t hang out alone at the snack table as much as I used to.  Besides, this is a conference of foodies so if I hang out by the snack table chances are I won’t be alone.

Hope you are all having a lovely Tuesday!

{ 3 comments }

1 Molly May 15, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Hope you’re having fun in Seattle!

I attended four different elementary schools, but where I was living at the time, that was (oddly) the norm.

I attended three different high schools… and that, of course, wasn’t the norm!

2 Eagranie May 14, 2009 at 6:04 am

Congratulations on your award – it’s so cute!

I will also be in Seattle for IFBC, and I will be sure to look for you by the snack table. I’ll be the one with my mouth full.

3 Melissa May 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Congrats on your award. Enjoy the conference and spending time with your family.

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