Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So Long Social Fresh!

by Meghann on February 22, 2011

‘Twas another information overload this afternoon.

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Four sessions, a networking cocktail hour, and a 2 hour drive home with my favorite social media buddy… my brain hurts now – in a totally awesome way, of course.:)

I learned a little bit about other social media avenues I’m not very familiar with (such as the exploding trend of location check ins’) and heard how other community managers are handling their, well, communities. All fascinating stuff that definitely made me think!

There was a sponsored ‘Cookies and Milk’ break around 3:00.

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I know, I know – enough with the cookies!

Luckily, it wasn’t the cookies that caught my attention here – it was the big, beautiful strawberries that lined the cookies that had me drooling.

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I grabbed a napkin full of strawberries – along with a bite of cookie – to satisfy that mid-afternoon sweet tooth attack.

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The conference ended with a final cocktail send off for the masses.

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Look – VEGGIES! They do exist!

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Katy and I had a long drive ahead of us, so I gave away my free drink ticket and grabbed a plate of veggies instead.

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I was seriously lacking on the veggie intake today!

We stayed and chatted for a bit (I made some really great Tampa contacts at the event and they all really have me excited about moving to the area in the next couple of weeks!) then Katy and I hit the road for the 1.5 hour drive back to Orlando.

Starbucks was a must!

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(We probably had too much fun giving away fake names. Renene anyone? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

That was a Grande Awake Tea Latte with one pump of Hazelnut. Yum!

As Katy and I were leaving Allie (another volunteer) asked us if we were friends in real life. We both looked at each other and laughed. Of course we’re friends in real life! Katy and I met through our blogs over two years and since then we’ve kept in touch through blogs, mutual interests, twitter, e-mails, g-chat sessions, etc. Katy is truly one of my top friends and every time we’re together I have a blast.

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Because Katy and I have so much in common, the ride home truly flew by. One conversation led to another and then another and another and before I knew it we were hunting down a restroom two exits away from my apartment. We were honestly so busy talking, we didn’t realize both of our bladders were about to explode. You haven’t lived until you’ve run into a Home Depot, about ready to pee your pants, aggressively shouting for directions to the restroom. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for being such a great friend Katy! Nothin’ but <3 for you and all you do!

I walked in my door exhausted, giddy, and ready for dinner.

Pickings were slim, but I did pull together and easy meal of leftovers in the fridge.

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It’s not pretty, but it was tasty.

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On the bottom there was 1/2 of a regular potato topped with some pinto beans and a little blue cheese. Simple, tasty, and filling.

For dessert I had two Valentine’s Day Godiva chocolates and a bite of an Oatmeal Bar.

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Maddie wanted me to put out a huge shout to our friend Megan for taking the time to watch her this weekend.

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Megan for dog sitting Maddie while I was away. You rock!

To see what Maddie was up to while I was at Social Fresh, check out Megan’s blog post!

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