Winding my way around the blogosphere this week, I've seen incredible shots of the food, the panels, the smiling happy faces; all of which cause me to wonder ... what was I thinking? Here I am basking in the glory of having met so many wonderful new friends, yet did I ever stop to take a picture of them? Nope, I was too busy enjoying their company!
Mostly, I'm ok with that. I do think there's something to be said for just being fully present and enjoying an experience as it unfolds. Would I have met as many new friends if my face had been behind a lens the whole time? I don't know. That said, I plan to do better next time. Surely there is a happy medium between my carefree attitude and the opposite extreme.
To close out my coverage of the conference, I thought I'd offer some additional tasty links for your noshing pleasure. I came home with a gigantic stack of business cards and simply could not list them all in my first recap. In the days to come I'll be popping by all of your blogs to say "hi" and reconnect, and expanding my blogroll accordingly.
Here are some of the folks I'll be visiting:
- Laura, "The Queen of All" ;)
- Heather of Heather in SF
- Janet of Pretty Green Girl
- Shirley of Gluten Free Easily
- Jackie of Foodie Reflections
- Erika of In Erika's Kitchen
- Elizabeth of Girls at the Grill and Grill-Friends
- Lynda of TasteFood
- Anne of Kitchen Mirror
- Gabrielle of Peanut Free Mama
- Cora of Cora Cooks
- The Queen of Quirky
- The Mushroom Channel
I hope I haven't missed anyone. If we met and I either failed to get your card, or somehow misplaced it, drop me a line and let me know so I can include you.
Fear not, dear readers, I will indeed have a new recipe for you come Monday. I'll be featuring that pot roast I was craving earlier in the week ... and it was spectacular! Stay tuned.