Lisa and I are going to SLC for a blog conference today. It's the Alt Design Summit. I'm really excited to go. Nothing makes me love my family more than leaving them for a few days. In fact, it's quite common for me to get homesick whenever I go anywhere. (Then I come home and I'm in a bad mood like that, as if I never left.)
For the conference I got business cards that say "writer" on them. You can get business cards that say anything. It's pretty validating to see it in print. Next time I might get cards that say "sharp shooter," or "maven." At Alt Summit I will meet the Blog Fairy who designed my cards and in a moment I am anticipating to be very surreal, I will hand her one.
I wonder what the conference will be like. Will I meet Dooce? Will I have to flash anyone for beads? Will there be a dance off? Will I find out that I have a cult-like following among design bloggers? It's possible that all of these things will happen.
Lisa and I are staying off-site at her Aunt's condo. I wonder if she will help me get my boots off at night--I wonder if she knows I am expecting her to. I wonder what expectations Lisa has for me and whether or not I will feel comfortable with them.
So, I'll be off to the big city in a few hours. Has anyone been to a conference before? Any words of advice for me? I've got my food basket packed.