Okay, we are onto Part 3. This should wrap it up!
Let’s all cross our fingers . . .
After my morning sessions at the TpT Conference, a huge group of us went out to lunch. I shared gnocchi and some sort of ravioli with Hadar and it was absolutely delicious, so delicious, as a matter of fact, that I took the hubby back the next day. That’s saying something.
And then it was time for HADAR TO PRESENT! Yes, she was a presenter and her session was all about Beginning Blogging. And it was absolutely amazing. Here’s why:
1) I’m not a beginning blogger but I learned some stuff! I was actually kind of looking at Hadar like excuse me, why have you not shared this information with me and where have I been for the last three years? However, I’m pretty sure she thought I knew most of it already. But I didn’t.
I think reality TV and wine distracts me. As well as people. And chocolate. And possibly this thing I have called a real job wherein I supposedly foster the young minds of children for the future. Please don’t be too alarmed. I am currently on summer vacation so it’s not your child. Rest easy.
2) Hadar was brilliant. Seriously. A million people came up to her and basically said she saved their lives.
3) I was first in line.
4) She gave away a TON of stuff, including blog designs and make overs and clip art and all that other good stuff. I ran around the room passing out some of the stuff to the winners which was extremely fun because it looked as if I was important.
Next, we went to Mel D.’s Pinterest Presentation.
And, it turns out, I was in the wrong session because Mel’s session was actually for ADVANCED pinners and I am basically what you might call . . . oh, um . . . what’s the word?
So that was embarrassing because I knew absolutely nothing. I mean, nothing. I mean, less than nothing.
I have a lot of work to do. Let’s just say that. And let’s not anyone go up and click on my little Pinterest flag, either. Thankyouverymuch.
After the last session, TpT hosted a Happy Hour.
And it was HAPPY! I am telling you, we started the day with tears and standing ovations and feeling all emotional and we ended the day with wine and music and photo booths and tattoos! Yes, tattoos!
I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. I feel that every school day should end the same way. Don’t you?
I met a ton of people because of the mysterious Kim at Finding Joy in 6th Grade. She had left Hadar and me each a notecard with a Starbucks gift card inside, saying how much she loved seeing us in person at Hadar’s session . . . except she never introduced herself! And I have no clue what she looks like so I was going around the entire room asking groups of people if they knew her or had seen her or could someone tell me where she was.
Several people told me to get on the microphone which is exactly what I wanted to do, but I refrained.
I can control myself sometimes.
I never found her.
It’s like she’s a ghost. Or an angel. Most likely an angel because she literally has a heart of gold. Really. I’m not kidding.
After I gave up my search party, I just had fun. I took pictures of people, with people, near people, in the photo booth, outside the photo booth . . . I talked and talked and talked and listened a little, too!
I had the best time!
These are only a few of the pics and they’re from all of the events, not just the happy hour: