Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Meet me ...

Finally I can say it - shout it if you please...



at the day session, at least, and to meet others for dinner Friday night.

There has been envious watching of all the tweeting and chatting abuzz in the Aus Mum Blogger circles.

This weekend some 170+ mummy and other personal bloggers will hit Sydney for the first Australian Blogging Conference (ABC or Aus Blog Con).

I still don't feel like a real blogger even after nearly 4 yrs of personal mummy blogging (and 6 years of an online presence in other parenting forums).

I was shy about going.My husband's health was also my main concern six months ago when the ABC tickets were first announced. I held off buying a ticket because ... I just couldn't commit to anything not just that finances were and are still tight.

When DH's scan on Feb 1st was clear the ABC tickets were sold out. I held my breath, hoping , quietly.

Monday, I saw a tweet from the gorgeous Holly @ Good Golly Miss Holly . Don't fret - you still get to meet her too - Holly is going to the hot frocks dinner and I got to buy her day ticket. It suited me.  

I'm most excited to re-new acquaintances , hug and hang out with the chicks who make me laugh and cry daily with their real life stories on their blog or one liners on twitter.

Here is ten IMPORTANT things you should know about me

  1. I'm hearing impaired - The thing behind my right ear is my BAHA hearing aid - bone anchored hearing aid and if you can see the screw in my head - it means I've lost it. I may start screaming too.

  2. Seriously if you say 'hello' from behind or from my left I may not hear - please don't think I'm ignoring you. Feel free to tap me on the shoulder or jab me in the back.

  3. If I answer a question inappropriately - don't assume Kelley has given me too many Margaritas - I probably didn't hear you.

  4. I ask people to repeat things, a lot sometimes, in noisy environments - forgive me I am not really stupid I do get things - I just miss bits (see #3 too) and keep asking until I fully understand.

  5. Don't worry I can't lip read much ...but I do concentrate hard on people speaking sometimes so if you think I am staring strangely - I am not.

  6. I don't mind if you talk 'louder' to me but please remind me if I am talking too loud too ...

  7. I'm also vision impaired in my right eye - I wear contact lens only in my left eye. You wouldn't know it until I look at you - my right eye has minimal peripheral vision, my eye has a slight turn and a bit different. I am very self conscious about it but what can I do but grin and carry on.

  8. I hate the way I look especially in photos right side is the worst. Just saying - I will hide in the corner if your camera comes out.

  9. I get very nervous when I meet new people. I may babble to hide my nervousness. I get the feeling many of us are nervous so I know I'm not alone.I don't have any business cards to offer you :( but I do have heart shaped post it's.

  10. Friday & Saturday I hope I leave behind some of my concerns and just enjoy connecting in real life with new and old friends. I'll soak in as much information as I can as the conference and come home re-newed.
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Torkona said...

hope you have fun! :-)

Cate said...

YAY - can I babble with you?...I'll be nervous too :-)
See you saturday!!

nellbe said...

YAY!I am very happy to hear this :) I am glad I get to meet you - yipee!

Anonymous said...

yay! I can't wait to meet you ! :-) I also have a bit of a hearing problem and i am really nervous as well and will babble and giggle so we can do that together k:-)))
See ya Friday & saturday xxxxxx

Becky said...

Ohhh. I saw Holly's tweet and wanted that ticket SO BAD. Have fun! I can't wait to read about your experiences xo

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

@ Thanks Torkona I will.

@ Cate - sure and I can't wait to meet you.

@ Nelbe - so am I , I am more concerned about meeting lovely ladies than the blog learning stuff hehhe.

@Danii - sure, babbling is good ;) bring on Friday

@Becky - (hugs) I'm so sorry I hope you get your wish.I keep my eye out.

ClaireyH said...

I hate photos too and I am worried about all the cameras there, I won't be bringing mine other than my phone and I don't even have heart shaped post it notes...might steal the idea thought and go look for something similar.

Super Sarah said...

Oh Trish, I am SO THRILLED you will be there on Saturday and I think I will have to come out with you guys on Friday night, it really has been too long since we last saw each other. Your honesty in this post is very refreshing! I promise not to poke you too hard in your ribs to get your attention! Can't wait!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

@Claire - so pleased to be meeting you - go ahead I think I saw it on twitter ;)

@Sarah - sweet, it will be lovely to see you again. I think the Kim & the girls are hitting Chinatown.

Kelley said...

we can safely say that you WILL be answering inappropriately and you WILL be drinking Margaritas with me.


Squiggly Rainbow said...

Hi Trish

Thanks for sharing so much about you. Wow - the conference sounds amazing - but I would be very nervous too! Enjoy - maybe one day I might come along to one of these!

Just today I was thinking of my blog and what to share - the thought of 'me' on a deeper level came to mind. Not sure yet - mmm.

Have a great weekend. xo

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

@Kelley - so glad you got the nudge.I am not subtle am I ?

@Squiggly rainbow - it's hard to go 'deeper' and bare all (or the ugly) but it helps people get a better picture good and bad.

allison tait said...

Hope you have a fab time Trish! Look forward to saying hi.

Louisa said...

Wohoo!! I am so excited to get to meet you!!

Dovic said...

So looking forward to meeting you! Will be sure to tap you on the shoulder if I need to ...though chances are I'll be tripping over something and that's how you'll know it's me. Something around me will come crashing down :).

It's gonna be a great Saturday! I can't wait :) x

Tina Gray said...

Looking forward to meeting you, Trish! Oh, and I babble too when I'm nervous so I should apologise to everyone now. hehe. See you in Sydney!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

@Allison @Di @Tina @Louisa - thank you I can't wait to meet all of you too.

CatWay said...

looking forward to meeting you. I'm a bit worried it will be hard to meet everyone with all the people - especially since I'm prone to hide in corners at large gatherings!

melbo said...

Very happy for you Trish and I hope you have a great time meeting everyone. You deserve a break.

Sounds like a good weekend coming up!

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