January was a hard month for me. I was sick, I had to leave Arizona to come back to the cold, school started, and Poor Kyle was grouchy with me because I wouldn’t let him get a dog. That lasted pretty much all month, and I was thrilled when we finally turned the corner into February.
Except, February isn’t looking much better. Some things are going on that I probably shouldn’t blog about (isn’t that annoying when people do that? I’ve always hated that, and now I’ve gone and done it) which make me feel a little bummed about life, the future, everything. I know it’s just a phase; there are good times and bad times and that’s just life, but I always try to make the bad times go a little quicker by remembering good times past, or fantasizing about good times to come.
This post falls into the second category.
I am excited to announce that, true to my word, I will be attending BlogHer™ this summer.
(I try not to use exclamation points too frequently, so when I do, they are supposed to really mean something.)
I had decided that since they offer student pricing for an enormous discount, and I am a student, it only makes sense that I should go this year. Of course, it took me a while to bite the bullet and actually commit, and by that time, student pricing had sold out (something I had not thought possible). I was heartbroken, as showcased here by this tweet:
But what I also didn’t know is that there was hope. I checked later that night by random chance, and to my delight, I saw that there was one available! Joy. Having felt the heartbreak that would ensue from missing out on BlogHer for the fourth straight year, I just…decided to do it.
So I did. I signed up, registered, the whole shebang.
Then I called Chelsie, one of the few good friends I have left in the world who is not a member of my family (because I consider my family my dear friends, but I do feel the need to make a distinction), and convinced her to come with me. After a bit of drama (more student pricing being sold out, gah!), she registered. And it became real.
I am going to BlogHer. I am going to New York with an amazing friend this summer, and it’s going to be expensive, yes, and I’m going to feel guilty because I get this even though Poor Kyle did not get his much-beloved dog, but I will make it up to him and everything’s going to be okay. I might even convince him to come, and maybe my sister too, because heaven knows she needs a break from that child of hers, and everything’s great.
And so, my friends, here’s a song to commemorate the news. I know it’s not new anymore, and everybody loves this song, and it’s so boring that I would use it on my blog, but I can think of no song that could better suit the situation. Sorry.
Here’s to New York. To 2010, such as it is. Life may be hard, but there is always a bright side…
…and sometimes (just sometimes) I’m smart enough to look on it.