Please excuse me while I nerd out for a minute.

The story goes a little something like this…

Over the last couple of years I’ve read and followed lots of blogs. Many of which are bloggers right here in the good old Pacific Northwest.

Last year, a few bloggers got together and decided to put together a PNW Blogger meet-up in Seattle in September. I worked up the courage to talk to Andy about wanting to go. After he got done laughing at me, he was all, “hey, go have fun!”. Well, after car pooling and hotel sharing plans fell through with a few ladies, I ended up not being able to go. I was totally bummed out.

{Turns out that’s the same weekend I ended up having the miscarriage, so it was a total blessing I didn’t go}

Anywho, fast forward a few months and there were plans thrown out for another meet-up! This time in Portland! Woo-to-the-hoo! Tickets went on sale. I talked to Andy about it, got things squared away to go, then went to buy my ticket and they had already sold out.


So, yesterday, while I’m wishing Mandy a happy birthday, she asks me if she’ll be seeing me at the blogger meet-up. I reply with a sad no…unless Chelsea (the event coordinator) is able to pull a magic ticket out of the air.

No freaking joke, I send that reply and not more than two minutes later, I get an email from Chelsea saying there’s a ticket available if I want it!


Of course, I have to get back to her ASAP because there’s other ladies on the waiting list that want to go. I’m never able to get ahold of Andy during the day, but it’s about lunchtime-ish so I try him on a whim. He answers! I tell him what’s up. He tells me to go! Have fun!

That? Just happened. I’m totally stoked. Practically dancing in my office chair with excitement.

It’s like devine intervetion here people.

Or something like that.


All I know is that I’m leaving work in a couple of hours, headed up to Portland to hang out with a bunch of super awesome ladies I’d been dying to meet for a very long time.

No joke, some of them have even made appearances in my dreams. {And I totally mean that in the least creepy way possible.}

The Paper Mama Blogger Meet Up
Ok. End nerd out. Have a great weekend!! {I know I will}

6 thoughts on “Please excuse me while I nerd out for a minute.

  1. abby

    Have the best time! I wish I could go but it didn't work out this time. I will definitely be going to the next one :-)


  2. Jennifer M.

    Very awesome! I just heard about this yesterday but already had plans this weekend. I live down in Lebanon, Oregon, so it definitely would've been feasible for me to come if I'd had the time. Maybe next time!


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