A storm rolled in late afternoon and seems to be gone leaving everything shimmery wet.

I satisfied one of my geekiest dreams this evening and got to sit in on a taping of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. Ah – to have Carl’s voice on my answering machine.

Tomorrow is BlogHer Day one – and I’m superexcitednervousandafraid. I know I’ll have a great time, I always do.

BlogHer 09 – Getting There

Morning in north Dakota  train 9 hrs behind.

We decided to make the Chicago BlogHer trip our vacation and take the train out from Seattle. Luckily we gave ourselves plenty of time. When we woke up on the 2nd day we were still in North Dakota and 9 hours behind schedule.

For my snb rwc peeps. It is knit night! Working on my cottys

I ended up getting a lot more knitting done before our arrival at 2:22 AM (!) in Chicago. I’m really looking forward to the primping Social Luxe is offering.



I’ve never been much for travel in the Summer. Too hot, too crowded etc. My current employment situation has me running on an academic schedule where Summer vacations are strongly encouraged. And I must say I’ve had fabulous trips to Alaska and Glacier National Park as well as joining in all the BlogHer fun.

This year BlogHer heads to Chicago again and I am looking forward to the Shutter Sisters Suite and all the other parties and panels. I’ll be taking the train out so I’ll also have some extended knitting time. Now I have to figure out which projects to take.