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Over Forty And Loving It


Birthday and Sporkfest

Today is Momma's birthday. And that's really all I'm going to say. People have told me it gets better the more time passes. No. No, it really doesn't.

I wouldn't even have poked my nose out of bed today, truly, except for Sporkfest.

It's so weird the things that happen to save your life.


The First Annual Intergalactic Pretendacon Sporkfest (A Very Serious Writing Conference) is the brainchild of four writers who have been in close contact via Facebook for at least a year. Actually, it all started with Adam Levine and The Voice.

First off, earlier this spring I found out Adam Levine, of Maroon 5 is playing the Fair St. Louis July 3rd for free and I was thinking of going, even though I can't stand the heat, the people, and my back is kicking up fits. But Maroon 5?! Adam Levine?! OH, I was going to try, anyway.

The Voice is a musical competition on television (and you know I'd be all over that) in which four coaches choose a team of singers without seeing them first -- they just hear them. From their team, the contestants are eliminated until there's only one standing, and that one is crowned "The Voice". You can catch it on Hulu or On Demand, if you're interested. For the record, I picked the winner from the first audition. Heh.

The coaches are Christina Aguliera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine of Maroon 5.

I love Maroon 5, and I think Adam is deliciously adorable.

Right away my friend Lori and I are watching this program together over Facebook and chatting about the contestants and drooling over Adam. There may been some mention of licking his tattoos. Heh.

In the course of conversation, Lori mentioned a couple of times of coming to visit me and catching the concert. I thought that was a fine idea; we'd been tossing the possibility of hooking up since I began editing her book, "Make or Break" (releasing this fall by Etopia Press, yay!) We finally decided a better idea had never been thought of in the free world, and began making plans.

Enter Joe Haines, a friend of mine since 2004 and a friend of Lori's, and he said hey! That's a great idea! My wife and I are due for a road trip...we're coming too! AND THEN, Patti Larsen, another fab friend for whom I've been editing said you know what? I just booked a flight and I'll be there, too!

And so the First Annual Intergalatic Pretendacon Sporkfest (A Very Serious Writing Conference) was born after about ten minutes of labor. We have t-shirts and everything.

At this point I'm so thrilled I'll get to meet my friends in person I don't even care if I see Adam Levine. Sorry, Adam. Maybe next time.

I'm sure this will be an Epic Weekend I will long remember.


In the meantime, I'm working like a crazy person trying to get everything due cleaned up so I can actually have a couple of days off. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures.

For now, I am off and running, cleaning the cat box and writing about the thyroid until my peeps arrive. Heh.

Viva la Sporkfest!

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