It’s that time of year folks. When all the good little blogging girls (and boys!) start gearing up and heading to conferences. A time to commune, be educated, network and take pictures that we don’t want to wind up on the internet. But we know our friends will publish, so we suck it up until the next conference so we can get incriminating photos of them.
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of fantastic posts about not only what to expect when at conference, but what you should take, prepare for, etc.
This is not one of those posts. People conferences wear you down. You’re tired. You don’t sleep. Your feet hurt from schlepping back and forth all day. My God it’s amazing! Where else can you squee with delight at seeing 3-D versions of people you only know in 2-D and sleep with strangers in your hotel bed and it not be a one night stand, nor require condoms? WHEE!! (Good manners do require you to shave your legs people. I’m looking at you roomies.)
Here is what I will be hauling with me next week to. Located in glorious Asheville, NC, a short drive away, I will take my essentials to get me through happily. After all, a happy Lisa makes everyone happy. A cranky Lisa is a force to be reckoned with and not lovable.
Coffee maker. 12 cup. That’s right. If I can drive. I travel with a coffee maker. Happy Lisa has coffee upon wakening. Unhappy Lisa trudges to the lobby with her hair resembling a very blonde Polly Pocket searching for what she craves, desires, and needs. A caffeine fix. One that is made with an exquisite organic, fair-trade dark roast and complemented with half and half. Not the fat free dreck either.
A case. People are buying you drinks. Wine companies are sponsoring parties. You’re drinking way too much coffee. Hydration is key minions!
Next on the agenda: Sally Hansen Peppermint Foot Lotion. Dogs. Barking. Need I say more?
Crocs flip-flops. This is my list and I aim for comfort. Hate on my flip-flops all you want, but I love them just as much as I love cake. Maybe more. That’s saying a lot.
Finally, Air Therapy. That’s right. We all do it. You know what I’m talking about. Number 2. It doesn’t matter how much you like your roommates, you don’t like them that much.
That’s it. My list is done. What are you blog conference necessities?