Friday, September 25, 2009

Holy cow. I think I'm a geek.

Tomorrow I am attending my first ever blog-related function. I'm feeling a little geeky about it. But I'm also really excited. Don thinks I'm losing it. I'm spending more time with Mac than him. I think he's just jealous. He spends more time with Sam than me - so we're even.

So I will be in San Francisco on Saturday attending an all-day conference called BlogHer Food '09.  It's being hosted by a group called BlogHer. This one-day conference is specific to food bloggers. It's basically going to be about 200+ super chatty girls at the St. Regis hotel - together - for a full day. And into the evening. Because of course there is a happy hour and after-happy hour-parties. Yippee!

There is a breakfast and lunch sponsored by California Milk and Bertolli. And breaks and demonstrations by TopChef, Pillsbury, Scharffen Berger Chocolate, Campbell's Soup Company and Swanson.

There are three types of breakout sessions to choose from. The first, on developing your blogging voice; the second, on food photography; and the third, something about the values of food.  I'm going to stick to the sessions regarding my "voice" and photography. I am not out to change the world and start a food movement. Sheesh. I can barely get Elli to school with a lunch. How would I have time to change the frickin world. Plus, they'll probably tell me not to say frickin. Actually, I suppose the "voice" group will tell me that.

I'm excited to get some photography tips because the whole photography thing is super tricky. I don't know if you have ever tried to take a picture of food and make it look good. But let me tell you, it is not easy. And that's why the pros make the big bucks. The sooner I learn the better, though. Because with every flash in the kitchen I get major eye-roll from Don. (He's still in denial about me and this whole blog thing.)

I have two cameras that I use. I keep the COOLPIX in my purse. And use the big fancy Nikon (which is Don's) at home. It has the potential to take great food shots - I've been successful a few times. But not enough. The lighting is the tricky part. And the little one does a fine job when we're out. (I'm trying to keep the geekiness to a minimum.)

So there you have it. Wish me luck. Biggest issue of the moment - - I have not decided what to wear!


  1. I am soooo jealous! Have a great time and be sure to tell us all about it. You're not a geek - you're in good company!

  2. You are way too funny and I love your blog......have fun........I'm looking forward to your "replay of the day".
    Love you,

  3. Can I just say that Mr. DON has NO IDEA how good he has it with you!!! Send him to my house for a week of MY COOKING and he'll come crying home to you with arms outstretched!! It'll cure his criticism AND jealousy FOR GOOD :-D


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