happy pi day and other random bits

I love geek holidays, I can’t help it! Are any of you baking pies in honor of Pi day today? I wish I had time! I’d like a blueberry pie, or maybe a chocolate cream pie, or oooo, a bacon quiche? That totally counts as pie right?

In case you noticed my lack of internet presence, I’m completely swamped with work right now. As great as it is to have plenty of contracts and a good chunk of money flowing in, it makes my life completely insane. I never want to be someone who complains about work though, because oh, would it suck to not have any. This is just me saying, I miss you guys!

I really want to be a better blogger though, so in light of that, I’m going to Blog Better Boston in a couple of weeks. It’s just a one day thing, but I suspect I’m going to get a lot out of it! I’m really looking forward to the food photography course I’m taking there. If you’ve ever tried food photography you know it’s wayyy harder than it sounds.

I also decided I’m going to go to BlogHer 12 in NYC this summer. I’ve haven’t been to BlogHer since 2009, the timing just hasn’t been right for me the last few years. I’ve heard it’s gotten sooo much bigger and intimidating but that’s okay with me. I have a pretty good idea of what to expect, I want to spend some time seeing the city through my camera lens, and I have a fabulous roommate who I know will let me tail her like a puppy when I don’t know what else to do with myself. 🙂 Will I see any of you there?

Okay, so speaking of photography, we bought the cutest camera you have ever seen! It’s small like a point and shoot, but has interchangeable lenses. I’m kind of in love with it and kind of afraid of it! I’m really hoping someone will buy me a macro lens for it. And teach me how to use it??

Soooo, that brings me to the reason we bought the camera – because we’re going on our first “real” vacation EVER. I think every vacation we’ve ever taken has been either to visit family, has been part of a business trip, or has been a staycation. Since we managed this one car thing for so long, and are planning to continue it indefinitely we decided to use some of the savings we would have spent on a second car and go on a trip to the Grand Canyon.

You guys! The Grand Canyon! This is truly a trip of a lifetime for this New England girl. It’s something we’ve always wanted to do but never thought it would happen. I’m sure I’ll have much more to tell you about it as it gets closer. Or hey, no promises, I might not have time to blog again until after it’s over! Either way, I guarantee you I will have a million and one photos to share with you. Heh.

I hope y’all don’t mind if this ends up being a photography blog!

Hello Spring! So glad you’re almost here!

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5 Responses to “happy pi day and other random bits”

  1. Stimey on March 14th, 2012 9:03 pm

    Very cool! I can’t wait to hear about the Grand Canyon. I saw it very briefly once. I was driving past it, so I detoured to visit it (this detour added 300 or so miles to my route) and drove in to glance at it before leaving. Like, really, I spent 20 minutes there. It was kind of absurd. But the coolest was that just as I parked, it started to rain really hard. It was POURING. Everyone who had more than 20 minutes to spend there ran for their cars or the shelter of the bathroom, so I got to see the Grand Canyon almost all by myself. It was awesome. And totally worth the 300 miles.

  2. StephLove on March 15th, 2012 8:57 am

    My 5th grader brought pie to school for Pi Day and they had a contest to see who could recite pi out the farthest. He had it out to 18 decimal points but the winning kid was around 50. I can’t imagine memorizing a string of numbers that long.

  3. Amira on March 22nd, 2012 1:27 pm

    How is it that I haven’t been getting ANY of your post updates on my feed? So weird, but I’m glad I stopped by.

    Sounds like you’ve got a lot of exciting things going on and coming up! Blogher sounds fun, but very intimidating and I’d probably need someone to trail if I ever went. We want to go to the grand Canyon one day too. It seems like a place that would be adventurous for the whole family (and appreciated) when kids are Josh’s age.

    I’m just rambling now, but you guys have all that fun –and then come back and tell us all about it!

  4. Maricris @ SittingAround on March 24th, 2012 11:19 pm

    Wow, that’s great. And please don’t forget to tell about your vacation, and post some pictures, as well. Have fun, Anette!

  5. Starle on April 2nd, 2012 4:02 pm

    Good luck with BlogHer! Hoping to see your new foodie pix!

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