I'm back from my conference! I learned a lot about marketing.
(I work in marketing, this wasn't about marketing my little blog, that would be RIDICULOUS =) ).
I also learned about the food selections of San Francisco. They are great, but I can never live San Fran because there are not enough places that sell ice cream.
Pics or it didn't happen?
|Stolen from M's blog since I set my picture cable free in San Francisco|
Dude it totally happened.
Being at this conference also was stressful and tiring. Is this what adulthood is? Always being overextended?
I'm thinking yes.
Sometimes I feel like a 16 year old stuck in a 29 year old’s body. Not maturity wise, but like Freaky Friday style (the version back when Lindsey Lohan was cute and sane) where I'm just waiting to be switched back.
What is this “responsibility” you speak of?
Billz? Jobz? Life?
Responsibility sucks yo. But it’s here to stay. It’s not ALL bad though. Remember all the stuff you WANTED to do as a kid but now you can? Some of it's pretty awesome...
- No asking to eat junk food. You just freaking do it.
- You wanna go somewhere? Sweet…just get in the car and drive.
- Going on dates with boys is a-ok. You can even kiss them!
- Coffee and booze. 'Nuff said.- Cereal for Dinner. no harassment about bad nutrition.
- Being able to do a 200 mile 13 person relay in Oregon just because you want to!
Some stuff just doesn’t fly anymore, and that list is a lot longer than this first one.
Anecdote: I remember when I was about 8 and was wearing a barrette with a bunch of tulle coming out of it. I asked my mom if she wanted to wear it and she said she was too old to wear a poofy hair clip. It blew my mind that anyone could ever be too old to wear such a fashionable piece.
But now I get it.
It doesn't fly to:
- Dance through the aisles. Back in the day, I’d practice my iceskating routines through the grocery store cereal aisle nearly knocking over the fruit loops and wearing nothing but tights and the tiny skating skirts. I think they’d call security if I pulled that stunt these days.
- Free sample binge. Ok ok…I’m pretty sure you’re not even supposed to do this as a kid, but I remember the glorious days of grabbing about 10 samples at a time. Now I can only do this when they’re not looking.
- Sibling Torment: Sneaking up on your siblings when they aren’t looking and trying to scare the living crap out of them.
- Pretending to be a shark in the pool. This one we CAN do but it’s rare. I never cease to be amused by a bunch of random people lying by a pool and no one is actually in it or interacting with each other. How exactly is this different from setting up a chair on your sidewalk by yourself?
|Candy Bar Themed Shoes = Awesome|
- Singing in the middle of a presentation if it gets boring: I totally wanted to to this all week.
- Hide and Seek, Tag, and Capture the Flag. Can we please play this at Hood To Coast? It's "interval training".
- Eating 10 Candy Bars in one sitting: When you do this as an adult, it’s a binge. When you do it as a kid, it’s awesome.
- Leggings and fluffy boots like Uggs. Wait….nevermind.
What did you do when you were a kid but that doesn't fly now (without getting crazy looks)?
Do you support my initiative to be able to make eating ridiculous amounts of candy socially acceptable again?