Happy things here at Second Blooming.
First, it was my boy Jude's 11th birthday. Happy Birthday Jude!
Surprised the boy with an IPHONE. Yes, I know. Sigh...For years now, I've been saying "What the hell would an 11-year old kid need with a frickin' IPhone?!" Three- quarters of the kids in his class have them. It baffled me. But then I called AT&T. Turns out, one could purchase a Certified Pre-Owned IPhone 5C for $40. So I said...oh, okay. And bought it for him. He is VERY happy. He's busy Instagramming things like the above mooooody photo of himself. Sigh deeply...
I'm a BlogHer Voice of the Year! Crazy, right?
I was chosen in the Exploration category, for my Haunted Hollywood post. It's a real honor, and maybe I should use this as a kick in the butt to get to writing again, since I've only been posting once a month for the past few months!
According to the notification letter I received, at the BlogHer Convention in July in San Jose, CA...
- All your fellow non-reading honorees will have assigned VIP tables at the front of the Voices of the Year Community Keynote on Friday, July 25th at BlogHer '14
- At the close of the Community Keynote, you'll all be invited to join the Community Keynote readers on stage to take a bow and take a group photo.
- Directly after the Community Keynote, there will be a reception in honor of all 110 Voices and Photos of the Year. Your work will be printed on a large banner. (Talk about a great selfie photo opp!)
...which sounds great, except that I guess that means I'm supposed to get myself to that BlogHer Convention, which I wasn't planning on attending at all! At least I can drive. Is anybody else going? I don't want to go if I only know one or two people there. I need a Blogherd! Who's in?