So I’ve been at this local blogging conference for the last two days. Bunches of bloggers from Indiana hanging out eating cookies. In fact, it’s a lot like BlogHer.

No, wait. It’s nothing like BlogHer.

First of all, a majority of the people here? Dudes.

Second of all? No dancing.

Third? Ever been the only mommyblogger in a room full of not mommybloggers? My guess is that this is how the smelly kid in class feels.  No one really wants to tell me I smell either. No one ever wants to be the one to tell the smelly kid they smell.


The weather here has been AMAZING.

Dear Indiana,

This weather? Freaking fantastic. Thanks bunches.


So is everyone else’s weather delicious or did we steal it all? Is it too hot were you are? Too cold where you are? It’s so perfect here the desire to lie naked on a rock like a lizard is almost overwhelming.



  1. It was a pleasure meeting you and tweeting you. I am diggin your blog.

  2. I love some good weather. We get it in November and March. That’s about it here in Cent FL.

    A Whole Lot of Nothings last blog post..Weekly Winners 8.10 – 8.16

  3. too bad you’re stuck inside. Come on over to my place after if you want. I just filled the inflatable blue whale pool and have a half pan of brownies left…

    tempting no?

    DesignHER Mommas last blog post..To facebook or not to facebook…

  4. I would totally lie naked on a rock only because I think, even on a hot rock, it would be cooler than having to be anywhere with clothes on. Hot. Hot. Hot.

    Is it January yet?

    Insta-moms last blog post..Fun with keywords

  5. It has been gorgeous up here in the Chicago area. I’m loving it!!! My birthday is in August and I always associate the time immediately before and after my big day with the most disgustingly hot part of the yar. But not this year. This is as close to perfect as I can imagine.

    Jills last blog post..The Dinner Party: Episode 08-16-08

  6. It’s been in the hundreds here this week, but with really low humidity. The days are scorching, but the evenings are blissfully pleasant.

    Hillary – The Queen I Am Nots last blog post..A Perfect Evening

  7. The weather here is much needed rain. Just a little drizzle. Hot, smokin hot here last week. Very miserable. Love the rain, could do without the thunder and lighting.

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  8. Yes, like Jill, we’ve been enjoying the lovely weather in the far north ‘burbs of Chicago (or the way-south burbs of Milwaukee…depending on who’s talkin’). We went to the beach and have even dined outside. And it’s nice, because from November to APRIL (not kidding…hullo…April is supposed to be a spring-y month, but not here), we wear winter coats.

  9. Blech. Me? Naked in public? Not pretty. Thank you to my two babies for those lovely stretch marks that make being naked or wearing a bikini a sight of hideousness.

    The weather here? Is quite comparable to a dry sauna. It is HOT. I yearn for winter, although when it finally hits, I’ll be yearning for the time that I was sweating all day while my snot freezes as I walk through the mile-high snow drifts

    Mrs. Wilsons last blog post..Silent Saturday: You know, mostly silent

  10. It’s like 105 degrees here, so send some of your nice weather this way, m’kay?

  11. damn. i am an indiana blogger and i missed this! well, i don’t like to leave the house much anyway.

    btw…why can’t mommy bloggers and not mommy bloggers get along?
    i am a “not a mommy” blogger and i like to read mommy blogs along side a whole range of bloggers.

    marys last blog post..If you are bored…

  12. It’s SNOWING where I live. How do you like them apples?

    Sherrys last blog post..Review: Louisiana Shrimp Casserole

  13. Portland has been UNBEARABLE – in the 100s for 3 days. Finally today it’s only 84. We escaped to the beach this weekend where it was FORTY DEGREES cooler.

    Rhis last blog post..Friday Bullets! Bed Rest Edition

  14. We’re in Amarillo now but this weekend we visited near Tulsa, OK and seriously it was more humid than I’d felt in years. I (heart) living in a not humid area!

  15. Well, I’ve been a daddy blogger in a hotel full of mommy bloggers. Is it anything like that? :}

    Backpacking Dads last blog post..And just where were you while this was going on?

  16. This summer has sucked hard as far as weather goes. Cold, cold, cold. I know Alaska’s normally cold, but it’s usually nice in the summer. I’d love a little 100 degree weather about now.

    Erins last blog post..More Extreme Airports

  17. It was great meeting you this weekend — your blog is great. I read through about 10 pages of archives last night while watching the Olympics and really enjoyed reading it. I’ll definitely be subscribing now. 🙂

  18. Considering I’m waiting for Tropical Storm Faye to hit us tomorrow, I think that you have better weather…

    Reeses last blog post..When You’re Poor…

  19. I felt kind of the same way about being a non-fine-dining food blogger… And the dude element – well, is there a good way to incorporate period talk into a food blog? It might get all that rubbed-off testosterone out of my system.

    It was great to meet you after reading your blog.

    Kirstens last blog post..Abysinnia – delicious as always

  20. I’m just one state over from you and enjoying the fabulously cool weather. I’ll admit though I’ve spent most of these perfect weather days inside watching the olypmics.

    MrsScotsmans last blog post..Diving and Coaching

  21. Gorgeous here too, but we are right next door so that would make sense 🙂

    The Diaper Diariess last blog post..Why I Have Nothing Coherent to Say

  22. It is so wonderful in Salt Lake City right now! I like it in the 80s.

    Oh so wonderful!!

  23. Maine finally sent the rain away and we’re having lovely weather. About time!

    Kristins last blog post..Damn that Michael Phelps

  24. It’s HOT here! If I didn’t have AC and a white trash pool in my backyard I may just die. However…I love the heat!!

    ashlees last blog post..Maternity Photo Shoot

  25. I don’t think you were the only mommyblogger. The others were just super shy and intimidated by the bun on your head.

    You should have had a lightsaber though.

  26. I’m glad that the weather there is soo nice, because I know how nice it can be there. I also am extremely jealous… it is so hot here. I had recess duty on Friday and that 15 minutes about melted me!

    Erikas last blog post..The Second Day

  27. It’s gorgeous here near San Fran, although cooling this week and chance of rain.

    Be proud of your mommy-blogginess! You’re representing all of us!

    threeundertwos last blog post..Dear Cool Crafty Goddesses

  28. Physiologically, I can’t be a mommyblogger, but I *can* be a daddyblogger, which is what I attempt to do.

    Thanks so much for participating in BlogIndiana 2008. We’re really happy you attended and look forward to seeing you in 2009!

    Shawn Plews last blog post..Being a dad is fun.

  29. There are bloggers outside of BlogHer??? News to me!

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..Under the Sea

  30. The weather was perfect for our beach trip last week. And not only are you a terrific photographer, you are a wonderful guest blogger!

  31. no dancing? no mommybloggers? no wunderbars? i say poo!

    alis last blog post..2 conversations, 2 problems and one birthday princess

  32. It’s been pretty nice lately considering it’s New York City. And by “nice,” I mean the air feels like jello and not pudding. But then again, I’m from Colorado, and any altitude below 5,000 feet feels like a tub of yucky. But eighty degrees in August? I’ll take that and run with it.

  33. Hi Casey, it was great meeting you at the conference this weekend. I had a lot of fun meeting many Indy Bloggers. Let me know if you are aware of any local blogger meet ups in the area.

    And yes this weather RAWKS! I love being able to go out for a run any time of the day.

    Indy Jane

    Indy Janes last blog post..Obama’s America

  34. Hey! I’m a MommyBlogger. And I was at BlogIndiana too. Guess next year they need a “Mommy” tag pin so we can find each other.

    Amys last blog post..Last wishes