Sunday, September 30, 2007

Like I needed more reasons to love blogging

I have had an affair with blogging since 2005 and have come up with so many reasons to continue our affair. But there are even more...

1. Yesterday, one of our RAPTORites could me how it was cheaper to fly into Atlantic City versus Newark , Philly, etc (he just came back from Cape May) and Geoff, my very brilliant husband started thinking about all the Skymiles he has accumulated. I checked it out online last night, and I will now be flying into Atlantic City,
and guess how much it will cost, using Geoff's Skymiles....

Round trip.

I come from a long line of bargain hunters, and this one will be going down in the books.
2. The whole reason I am going to Cape May is because of blogging. I started writing my blog in October 2005 and no one outside my family was reading it.
Then a sweet, wise woman named Laura started commenting. And I started commenting on hers. Then I investigated her Blog Roll. And cyber-met Lynne, Mary, Pam, Delia, Tom, Liza and many more. I met IRL (in real life) Bill, Julie, Kathi and Trixie.
And in just under a month, a bunch of us are going to Cape May to party like it's 1999.

3. Blogging led me to RAPTOR. I found Sharon (Birdchick) through someone's blog (I can't remember how I got there) and through one of her links, I found RAPTOR, Inc. and now I have the coolest job in the world.

4. But most of all, I have an outlet to bitch about all the stupid people in the world, to rave about my kids and husband, to crow about my own accomplishments, and to share what I think is beautiful in the world.

Sunset in Indiana


Mary said...

And I'll be with you in spirit, partying like it's 1999. I can't say anymore.

Well, yes I can. You keep me inspired to continue blogging when I got tired of it. Your comical, whimsical ways and your earthy, human spirit is contagious. I wish I could be there late October with all of you.

mon@rch said...

I so would love to party like its 1999! Thanks and I think Mary is the one who I have met most of you! But maybe it was from zick's site? I can't remember but glad to have had the chance to blog with ya! And never knew that it was how you learned about Raptor!! That's ace!

Trixie said...

Gee, I wish I could go. The evil bosses at work will not release me. Fie!

I am SOOOOO glad you are blogging. Now I have someone totally cool to hang out with in Cincy.


Liza Lee Miller said...

Very cool, Susan. I am always in favor of a great deal on airfare! :) I am very glad that you are blogging too. I found you through Julie's site and you and Laura were the first blogs I started reading from there. I"m glad that I did and I'm glad that you do!

I can't even speak about my Cape May jealousy. But, I know you guys will all have so much fun! And, that rocks!

Lynne said...

Ooh, ooh! I have an evil case of bargain envy! I'll admit I've gone from making mental lists to written lists of what I want to bring to Cape May. Laura was the first to comment on my blog and I remember being thrilled when you commented (finally!) You know one of the things I'd like to do when we all meet out there is to talk about where we'd like to hold the SECOND ANUAL BIRD BLOGGER'S CONFERENCE!!!

love the sidewalk art- reminds me of Mary Poppins.

NatureWoman said...

$10 - awesome!!!!!! You guys rock! I love all of my blogging friends, too, and it is definitely an outlet for me, too.

Wah!! I wish I could be with you partying like it was 1999!!!