It’s been kind of nuts over the past 2 weeks, hence the lack of updates here. I’ve been getting ready for my 5-day trip to Austin, TX for the SXSWi Conference. I leave very very early on Friday morning and will be returning home on Tuesday evening. Much needed to be done before my departure, which leaves absolutely zero time for blogging, of course! I will be working from Austin during my down time (if any clients are reading this – no worries, please! Austin is wired and I’ll be hooked in) – and avail. by email, of course.
- We adopted a green-cheeked, yellow winged Conure Parrot from our local Avian Rehab Center. We named her “Kiwi” and she’s adorable — I need to post pictures of her SOON!
- We also moved a Military Macaw named “Ozzie” into our home. If you’ve been around this blog for any amount of time, you may know I’ve blogged about Ozzie in the past:
Ozzie is the green one on the right. We moved Ozzie from his home at Chris’s mothers house in New York because Thor (the red one on the left) and Oz no longer got along and .. well, it’s a long story – let’s just say that Thor and Oz are doing a trial separation of sorts and Ozzie is now the newest member of our family.
- Which means we have three birds now: Jinges (our lorikeet), Kiwi (the Conure) and Ozzie (the Macaw)
- On a business note – things have been a little hectic. I’ve been working extremely hard to get caught up after having one of my (now former) designers kind of jump ship with zero notice – leaving 5 incomplete projects in their wake. This is another long story – and one of the cons of owning a multi-designer studio where I, as the owner, am in the position of placing my trust in someone else to get the job done. Hard and painful lessons learned, to be certain….but not impossible obstacles to overcome
- I am attending SOBCon May 2-4th in Chicago, Il. Will I see you there?
- WordPress For Dummies is on its THIRD reprint and I am about to enter into the writing of the second edition of the book in order to update it for upcoming changes in WordPress 2.5. Guess I didn’t get enough the first time, eh? Heh. Will post more about it at a later date when I have more details.
- Planning a post for tomorrow on my SXSW plans. I have couple things lined up like a live radio interview, my presentation on the Adobe Day Stage (eek!) and book signing – - details tomorrow!
For now – I have a fair bit to do before I hop a jet on Friday morning. I’m not sure what makes me more nervous – - flying or public speaking. I’d say it’s a toss up!