I wasn’t actually planning on going to BlogHer today. The sessions that were held today were separate from the rest of the conference price, and I didn’t have a specific goal in mind, so I didn’t sign up for anything. I figured I’d take the day off from work anyway and just get stuff done around the house (I really need to vacuum…) and just be ready to go for Friday morning.
Okay, okay, so it was via teh internets, but it was pretty cool anyway.
Since that wasn’t happening until 4:30, I still had time to sleep in and have a leisurely breakfast before heading into the city.
One of the fun things that the ex and I used to do was go to the Cinnamon Snail food truck when it was down in his neck of the woods on Sundays. They have such awesome food.
Lucky for me, the Cinnamon Snail spends most of its time in Manhatten. I don’t have to miss out! So now it’s a little game of mine to see if I can catch it anytime I’m in the city.
And today I did!
(Snail pictures are not from today, however).
This pic is totally old and and taken at the ex’s, but it’s the same sandwich- Red Curry Tofu Bahn Mi. I brought mine from today over to BlogHer, but it got really smushed. Still delicious, though!
In my travels today, I stopped at Kalustyn’s, a specialty spice shop. I’d never been and had the time today, so I picked up a few harder-to-find items, like fresh kaffir lime leaves.
After I registered, I sat in the lounge for a little while with a really expensive Diet Coke and my iPad, but then headed to the ballroom to get a good seat for the POTUS telecast.
I was really early- there were only a handful of people. So I snagged a table where I wouldn’t have to strain my neck to see a good screen. And ate my sandwich.
And then it was time for the POTUS!
Okay, terrible picture. But I was there! And it was cool! Not terrible inspirational, but cool nonetheless.
That was the day for me. I was tired and sweaty and wanted to go home, so I did. And now I need to get to bed so I can get up bright and early for day 2!