Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I am one whiny hermit crab

Last August I went to NYC for BlogHer and made the decision to not have a roommate. It was my first time away from Truman and I figured a roommate might cut into my glorious, glorious sleeptime. Plus, at BlogHer I had a whole circle of friends attending that I knew I could cling to and force into talking to me. I had no need for new people! I could continue to live my sadly un-social life! Yay for being a hermit.

Jump ahead to today and I'm at another blogging conference and once again I am roommate-less, the difference is that this time it wasn't 100% by choice. Mom 2.0 is a smaller conference so less people in my already tiny social circle are attending. This means that I don't have many friends here so I decided that I should bite the bullet and get a roommate because, in my head, a roommate is a built in friend. I immediately found someone to bunk with but that fell through a few weeks ago. I debated finding another roommate but the fear of having to allow a total stranger to see me in my pajamas out weighted the fear of not having any friends to sit with at lunch and I stopped looking. Plus I figured since jparks had just gone to Iceland while I moved to a new house I deserved a whole hotel room to myself.

So here I am in my king sized bed at the Ritz, partially regretting my roommate-less status and partially enjoying it as I spread my toiletries all over the bathroom and hog all the clothes hangers in the closet. Tomorrow more people start to arrive and the few that I know or that Kristin, acting as my pimp, introduced to me via twitter are in that group. Everyone keep your fingers crossed that I don't end up sitting at a table by myself during meals, having flashbacks to 5th grade when I was forced to eat in my classroom because I had no friends. (Shut up, I was at a new school and I had an awful perm) The only upside to this situation is that if I end up succumbing to my social awkwardness and have no friends, at least I'm on my territory in New Orleans. I know I can always retreat to my grandmother's house to watch hours and hours of Mystery Diagnosis. Oh god, is it any wonder why I have so few friends?

Unrelated to anything else in this post, I would like to point out that if you are viewing this in a reader you should click through to see the new site design. It's still a work in progress, with some pages mostly blank, but new! shiny! exciting!


  1. hey! the new design looks great!

  2. You're going to have a blast! I'm happy to pimp you out any time because you're awesome! Have fun!

    New site looks GREAT!

  3. I like the new design! Also, enjoy the HELL out of that nice, quiet hotel room. And order some room service, please, just because you can.

  4. looking good, sister! have fun

  5. Noticed the new layout the other day and thought I missed a big annoucement! Looks great. Enjoy a bit of peace in your own space!
    I read your blog from Australia ... I'm not a stalker, I swear!