I have to say I really enjoyed the Okie Blogger Round-up yesterday. Many thanks to Mike Hermes who saw the idea through to completion and did a great job of it! (Round of applause!) The classes were very informative - it will take me weeks to get through my notes and implement all I learned! Invaluable stuff! Thanks to Dan Lovejoy, Kurt Hochenauer, Kevin Latham, and Sean Gleeson for putting together a great program!
I was just amazed at the brains in the room. Some bloggers really REALLY know what they're doing. They are the kind of people who write the programs that allow the people like me to have fun typing and pressing send. These people are brainiacs!! And, you know, they are entertaining brainiacs. You just don't find that every day. I was honored to hang with them for a day.
Unfortunately for me, I did not get a chance to wear my tiara. Michael, Don and Bill offered to provide an escort to the stage if I won, and that would have been a whole lot of fun. . . but it was not to be. Frankly, I wasn't surprised and the winner of my category (Shannon) wholly deserved the prize. Congratulations, Shannon!
After chatting with friends, showing each other our favorite websites and watching Charles dance with all the chicks, we had the opportunity to watch the American premiere of the new documentary Mozartballs, starring two Oklahoma bloggers, Steph and Nettl. It was quirky and fun. . . a must-see for Mozart fans and anyone who is fascinated by the obsessed. I only planned to stay for the first ten minutes, but I just couldn't leave once it all got started.
Thanks to all who came - every last one of you. You all made it a day to remember. I hope to see you next year at Okie Blogger Round-Up 2007!