Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Aiming Low With My New Friends

As I mentioned, I went to Boston for a blogging event with the ladies from Aiming Low. Right up there with my social anxieties is my issue with driving in Boston. Although I know that it's not just me who breaks into a cold sweat at the thought of driving into (& parking in) Boston.

Anyhow, enough bitching... after actually arriving at the event, I had a blast. The ladies from Aiming Low were hilarious and down to earth. I spent a few minutes with Shauna Glenn and Meghan at the end of the evening when they were particularly tired and punchy, which was a treat. Aiming Low is a great blog to visit if you 'strive for anti-perfection.' They "are a group of women/moms/bloggers/friends/writers that believe that there’s no shame in serving mac and cheese for dinner three nights in a row, Febreeze was created to make a questionably clean shirt smell ready-to-walk-out-the-door-fresh and that slack isn’t a way of life…it’s an art. They believe you’re perfectly not-perfect exactly as you are."

HP and Staples were also there giving out tons of cool photoprinters, gift cards, office supplies (I totally did not reveal that I work for Staples in case I won they wouldn't have said it was some conflict of interest... alas I didn't win anything anyhow!) I am already a huge fan of HP's photo printing and I only buy HP, so I spent more time socializing with other New England bloggers than I did playing with the technology. (Also, not conducive to a shy person coming out of the closet was a film crew hovering over all of the toys with a scary boom mic. I was avoiding that whole scenario like the plague.)

So, I got to sit at a table with some really great ladies and talk about fashion, office supply obsessions, books, boobs, cute kids, having children after you kill off your husband... you know... the stuff women talk about when they get together.

The first person I introduced myself to was Liz. We had bonded a little beforehand trying to figure out what to wear and who would be the coolest wallflower wearing glasses. Well, she totally won. She showed up in this supercute dress and funky boots. AND then, not only was she cute, but funny, smart and crafty. I have already fallen in love with her scarves and purses and was really taken back that she said she just recently started sewing. What? But I have seen a ton of stuff on your Etsy site. Clearly you don't work outside the home. "I work full time in the Biotech industry." And she has 2 little boys that she is constantly doing fun things with. Liz is the type of mom that gives the rest of us a bad name. I mean, whatever. I work at least 2 hours per day. I make pizza like nobody's business AND, if Colby is lucky, I even make the bed once a week.

So, as if Liz didn't make me feel inadequate enough, there was Kameron... who also works in Biotech, crafts gorgeous baby items and is the most beautiful pregnant lady you have ever seen. Truly.

Coincidentally, LZ, from My Messy Paradise was sitting at the same table. I actually did a post for her a few weeks back. I have followed her for awhile since I discovered she was another New England mom raising girls who is a gadget geek like me. LZ is a really funny lady. Unfortunately she was across the table from me and I did not get to talk to her enough, but I am sure we will be working together more in the future.

I also met a great lady who I can't talk about since she blogs from the Blogger Relocation Program (aka, I don't want my friends and family to know all the awful stuff I say about them!) But, she was a sweety and funny as well.

And then there was Deb who was also across the table, but I enjoyed her dry wit while I was eavesdropping on her conversations.

Sooo... that's my rambling post for the day- go check out these fine ladies and tell them AYummyMommy sent you.

*This post was sponsored by LZ, Liz, Kameron and Deb who all paid me copious amounts of money to say nice things about them.*


  1. The check is in the mail. But, I wouldn't try to cash it just yet...

  2. Hopefully we'll get to chat more next time!

  3. Aww, you are too sweet!! I swear, I feel a million times bigger than just a week ago. I want her outta there! You think if I eat some eviction papers she'll get the hint??

  4. aw thanks :) It was so great to meet you!!! (especially since it prompted you to say such lovely things about me :) I thought you were pretty cool too!! (I love anyone who can pull off pigtails :)

    Now what is this making the bed that you speak of?