Coffee: Way too freakin’ early on Monday, Oct. 21.Posted by Donna Freedman on Oct 19, 2013 | 9 comments
Just look for the bottle blonde who seems very tired yet oddly keyed-up. Conferences do that to me. I’ll have my battered MacBook open and will be drinking far too much Diet Pepsi.
On the bright side: thanks to my Panera Rewards card, I will get my pastry for free. Although I like to think I’ll have a whole-grain bagel, lightly toasted with just a touch of canola-based margarine, that’s probably not going to happen.
We’re having a swell time at the Financial Blogger Conference — almost as much fun as those Cardinal fans had last night. I’d like to thank the city of St. Louis for the fireworks display after you guys cinched the World Series: We had a primo view of the pyrotechnics from our hotel window.
To paraphrase the poet, we have eaten not wisely but too well. For more on that, see “Food food glorious food” at I Pick Up Pennies (which just happens to be the People’s Choice winner at the 2013 Plutus Awards.)
Oh, and I won a Google Nexus! There was a financial joke-telling contest and mine was chosen the first day: “Q. Why is Ireland such a rich country? A. Because its capital has been Dublin for years.” I’ll be even more excited about this once I have time to figure out exactly what a Google Nexus is.
Still two more Nexuses to be given away. Here’s hoping Abby wins one, because she’s contributed several. Here’s my favorite: “Q. Why is budgeting like sunscreen at a nude beach? A. If you don’t cover the essentials, you’ll get burned.”