Besides the fabulousness of getting a working vehicle, I was also finally able to meet the blogging artist “Kerflop“, formerly known as “Very Mom”. Some people call her Jessica, but I’m fond of calling her,”Kerfloppy“.After getting lost and seeing sights like the public defenders office in Idaho falls, we met for a three-hour lunch and hosted the very first “U-DA-HO” Blogging Conference.
Get it? Utah? Idaho?U-Da-Ho??? Come ON! IT’S FUNNY, PEOPLE!!
U-Da-Ho was a smashing success. We even exceeded our enrollment expectation. Since Jonathan was there it was techinically three participants instead of two. We even had T-Shirts. Don’t you dig the sophistication of this design? Sharpie Markers smell good….MMM…
Jessica’s blog makes me laugh out-loud on a regular basis. I don’t know if it is the time she wrote about wearing her teal, taffeta prom dress, or the time she waxed off half of her eyebrow and cut bangs that made her look like she was channeling Jennifer Love Hewitt, or maybe it was the entire “I dated a psycho and I hope he remains in prison” post that made me adore her, but she’s just a cool blogging person.
She wrote the funniest post today about preparing to meet me that involved bringing along a toothbrush and undies in case we ended up in Mexico with Cabana boys. (We didn’t, but it was fun calling Jonathan, “Jaun” for awhile.)
Jessica first became aware of ME because I was bitching on this blog that she didn’t say “Hello” to me when I first commented on her blog. (Yah, I’m stellar like that n’ stuff. ) Since I was getting about 40 visitors a day at the time, I could afford to be smug and mighty. Since then I’ve cut her some slack and not only eaten my words, but digest and regurgitated them as well.
Jessica was kind enough to forgive the gaffe although the random unstableness of my site often causes her pain. She is a stickler for “Web Standards”. I should be, but I just can’t bear to change everything until I get my new website up, which she has kindly offered to help me with.
She rocks. I mean, how can you not love a person who pegs their pants for a photo to get the “Skinny Jean ” look??Between the laughing, snorting and Tee Hee-ing,we actually got some blogging work done. The biggest development is that I OWN MY OWN URL!!!! YAY! The Bitch known as “Blogger” is going to be getting the boot, my friends. I am moving house soon.
Jon had a really good time today as well. I thought he would HATE it, but he and Jessica flung “Geek Speak” around a lot. I think Jon conversed more with Jessica than any of my other friends. They even got into the dreaded “Mac vs. PC” argument. Jessica managed to escape with her Apple IBook intact, much to Jonathan’s chagrin. He did let it be known EXACTLY what he thinks of Mac’s, though!I am such a technotard I had no clue what they were saying half the time. Jessica is very patient, but I am just LAME.
I had such a good time today. Meeting new people can be really nerve-wracking for me. This just rocked, though. Jessica has better photos on her camera, so when her post is up, I’ll direct you over there.
This photo has nothing to do with anything except that it is the only quasi-decent one I managed to take today. I attribute this to looking like I should be working the streets giving $5.00 blow jobs for dime bags of crack. Since Jessica looks divine, I needed some positive affirmation. Yes, I am that petty. Sigh.Thanks for today, Kerfloppy. I can’t wait to pick up my car.