Holy cow, what an awesome conference!!!
I will be posting pictures and stories all this week about our trip to New Jersey, but I can't wait any longer to share my news!
So this is me (the one in the middle wearing black) sitting at the finalist table. I was bummed I couldn't sit with my peeps: fellow bunny Babs, Pattycakes, and, Slims. But I did get to meet so many cool people and was thrilled just to be nominated, so I didn't care if I won or not....
Yeah right! Of course I wanted to freaking win. We've already established I'm a moron, and I really didn't want ot add loser to the list. But I wasn't really holding my breath. After all, I was up against a Golden Heart winner, for crying out loud.
So anyway, it was all a bit confusing. We weren't even sure what category they were on when they announced the third place winner. And I thought, "Oh, cool. I actually got second place." But then they announced the second place winner, and I thought, "Okay, they can't possibly be on my category because that would mean that I.....
And then they announce, "First place winner of the single title category is Kari Townsend with Destiny Wears Spurs."
I just sat there for a minute saying, "Huh? What? Huh?" See, told you I'm a moron. And then I jumped up, grinning like an idiot, and practically ran up on stage to get my certificate. And I swear I was the only winner with an enterage. My peeps flew across the room (I'm not exagerating here) in front of EVERYONE, screaming my name and taking pictures and knocking me over with hugs.
It was awesome!
I loved every minute of it. I have the best freaking peeps around. Here's patticakes (Patricia) on the left, then babs (Barbie W.) next to her, then me with my blue winner ribbon that I took off my name tag and stuck to my sweater, and finally slims (Jen-T) on the right.
By that time, the hair went up in a ponytail because it was so flipping hot, and we got ready to party. And boy, oh, boy did we party.
Can anyone say drinking, dancing and karaoke?????
You have no idea, folks. No idea. And I'll leave you with that cliffhanger for my next post.
Ps. For more conference stories and pictures check out Jen-t's blog at http://jen-t.blogspot.com
and Barbie W's blog at http://irishbarbie.blogspot.com
and Patty Cake's blog at http://patriciahock.blogspot.com