Random Thoughts on BlogHer'11 and San Diego

- I really enjoyed the weather in San Diego. It was a lot like a hot PEI summer the days we were there. But with a warmer pool. And palm trees.
- I was sad not to get to the Maritime Museum but happy to play on the USS Midway.
- Except sick bay. Sick bay smelled like the dentist office and gave me an adrenaline spike. I had to sit on a bench a drink half a bottle of Gatorade after that.
- I don't understand why most people didn't just walk around the zoo instead of going on the buses. And you can't really see anything from the Skytram thingy so I don't understand why it's so popular.
- I'm glad I packed a lot of flats. My feet were not thrilled with all the walking at the conference center.
- I still wore heels one day to test out the Dr Scholl's high heel gel inserts I got in the expo hall. They worked great. My wonky toe didn't hurt at all. The shoes still gave me blisters. Not the insoles fault. Dr. Scholl's did not pay me to say this. I just really liked these and want a pair for every pair of of heels I have.
- There were really good snacks. I like snacks.
- If you sit by me at a conference and I know you well, I might kick your butt. (I was nagging someone else online at the same time. Multitasking!)
- I sucked at introducing people. I did a really good job at Book Expo America but at BlogHer I kept assuming that everyone knew the same people as me, which was stupid.
- I knew this already but sometimes I really suck at making small talk, especially when I'm eating. And you want me to eat. If I don't eat I get stabby.
- I really wanted to take Ashleigh Burroughs home with me and did not get to spend nearly enough time with her.
- I took less notes than usual. I think because I knew the liveblogs were going to be awesome which let me experience more in the moment.
- Let me preface this by saying anyone who knows me knows I'm not anti-kid or anti-mother but I'm happy to not have to say "I'm not a mom" or "I don't have kids" for a few days.
- I dislike freight trains.
- When downloading e-books for the flight home it is important to make sure they fully download before packing your iPad. Once you actually get on the plane you will not want to read anything BUT those books and you'll be really annoyed with yourself.
- Cancelled flights rot.
- Having friends live in the city your flight was cancelled in take you home and let you grab a few hours sleep there rocks. Bonus if they have prairie dogs.
- My wrist was happy about my computer-lite week.
- Sometimes it's really good to unplug... even if you are doing it at a blogging conference.
- I really, really love my own bed.