Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In Case You Don't Recognize Me, I'll Be Wearing Purple

This weekend is the big Casual Blogger Conference.  Since it is so close to where we live, my husband wouldn't let me pass it up.  So I will be joining hundreds (thousands?) of ladies and men in listening to some awesome speakers like DeNae Handy, Courtney Kendrick, and Sue Marchant.  It's even better that I actually know these ladies.

I know that hundreds of people will be fighting to meet me,  so I decided to introduce myself.  Virtually.

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Hi, I'm Amber.  Thanks to a recent cold,  my voice now sounds like a deeper version of Phoebe's sexy voice on friends.  I have dark blond hair and a smile that is permanently etched on my face (i.e. I have premature wrinkles).  Miss Flow's recent visit left a few unwanted visitors on my face that I hope will disappear before the conference.  If they don't,  well,  they don't.  I am somewhere between small and average in waist size; although, this is covered up by healthy servings in the rear and chest area.

When I'm nervous, I talk extra fast, giggle extra hard, and say extra embarrassing things.  I also blush easily.  If you still can't recognize me,  look for the lady with the extra red face.

I have an above average case of momnesia.  In mid sentence I may stop, look around with a confused expression, and start talking about something entirely unrelated.  Conversations may be choppy or silly but I do have something up my sleeve: I will be holding a cute baby.  Theoretically,  this provides you an easy out in any awkward or confusing conversations we might have.  I can't guarantee it, but it's worth a try.

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Since this is a special occasion,  I might actually do my hair.  I can't make promises but I think my blow dryer and straightener will see the outside of the cupboard more this weekend than they have since my husband  bought them for me.   I may even wear earrings, makeup, and some shirts that do not have stains on them.   Since this may be pushing it, I am once again relying on Andrew's extra cuteness to save me.  Heck,  maybe he will share some of his cuteness  with me.

There you have it.  See you at CBC '10!!

34 comments:

  1. I hope you have fun Amber. You deserve it!

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  2. I hope you enjoy it. Wish I could go, too. It sounds like so much fun. And the baby is very, very cute!

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  3. It will be good to see you again!

    Oh, and I don't think Sue is attending anymore. :(

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  4. Have a great time! Can't wait to hear about it.

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  5. Have fun!! Cute baby...love those big blue eyes :)

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  6. Have a great time - can't wait to hear all about it too, I have not made it to a blogging conference yet so will be interested to see what you think of it all

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  7. Amber, You're the best. Have fun!

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  8. Have fun Amber. I love the humor in this post. So great. I haven't attended a blogging conference so I look forward to hearing what you have to say about it.

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  9. Jealous! I adore Courtney, I am loving getting to know your blog (thank you, Five for Ten!), and I wish you a fabulous time. And it is nearly unimaginable that your baby might be cuter in person. I just don't know if it's possible.

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  10. You are so much more fabulous than you give yourself credit for! Wish I could be there because two brief minutes at B&N last month were NOT enough!

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  11. Amber, you'll be great. Don't be nervous - I'm sure everyone will be so happy to meet you, and just to be together - IN PERSON! - with other bloggers. Wish I could be there. Don't forget to have fun!

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  12. Love this...you go girl and have an awesome time. You so deserve it, momnesia and all.

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  13. Amber, you do make me smile...

    Have fun at the conference!

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  14. I hate, hate, hate the post-Flow zits. Boo. But hooray for dressing up and wearing a shirt with no stains. I'm not sure I own one of those ... And I don't think Andrew could get any cuter! =>

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  15. So fun! Love the introduction. Can't wait to hear all about the conference.

    Enjoy your break. :)

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  16. Andrew IS a super cute baby. With him as an accessory, you just can't go wrong :)

    Enjoy the conference - wish I had one like that close by me. Sounds awesome!

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  17. A cute baby makes up for many things, it is true. :) And I am sure you are just as delightful in person as on your blog, so you really can't go wrong. Have fun!

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  18. Have fun, Amber. Sorry to miss it! Glad you're venturing forth!

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  19. It sounds like fun. Enjoy!

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  20. You will have a great time! Thanks to Five for Ten for helping me find you and your wonderful family. I am anxiously awaiting news when you return.

    And, please know, there is a season of life (in your future) where the stains will once again be your own. I miss the days of being able to blame someone else.

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  21. This is so fun! I wish I was coming just to meet you!

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  22. A cute baby can hide anything, that's what I keep telling myself anyway. Hope you have a great time!

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  23. You and your baby are adorable. Have a great time, and let us know what you learn!!

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  24. Wait - you have to do your hair to get into these things? DEAL BREAKER!

    (Hope you have a great time!)

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  25. Can't wait to see you there! I will be at the registration table in the morning. :)

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  26. Have a great time, Amber!!!

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  27. Amber, you are funny.

    I have yet to attend a blogger conference so I'm counting on you for some details.

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  28. EEK! You know that reading this, I am filled with anxiety...ohmigosh. You will do great, kiddo! Can't wait to hear your stories!

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  29. I ADORED meeting you in person. We have to hang out!

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  30. I'm sure you've had an amazing time ... and can't wait to hear how folks fawned over that adorable little monkey.

    Love the family photo!

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