After getting home last night from FablesCon, it was time to head back to reality today. But first, I had a winner to announce for the Market at the Foodbank giveaway!
After removing pingbacks and non-entry comments, the winner as selected by Random.org is…
… entry #5, Anne Smith of BikeCLE. Congratulations! Please email me at clueintocleveland (at) gmail (dot) com.
There are only a few days left to buy Market at the Foodbank tickets at a discounted price. Through the end of March, tickets cost $85. In April and at the door, they go up to $100. Learn more and buy tickets to the April 14 event at cleveland.com/marketatfoodbank.
As I shared yesterday, all I have for our time at Fabletown and Beyond is love. In fact, if I had to nitpick the weekend, the only problem had nothing to do with the convention:
It finally dawned on me that I’m too old for 13+ hours in the car.
As comfortable as our CR-V is, I went stir-crazy around hour 7 (my GPS snafu also didn’t help things) and ran straight from the car to our hotel room the moment we parked in Rochester.
The only upside of the long drives there and back was that I had a chance to catch up on my blog reading.
While I repeatedly tell myself I’m going to read more blogs, more often, I never find the time. I realized if I’m going to get myself back in the habit, I need something that will force me to make the time (like 13 hours in the car).
I can’t guarantee I’ll do it every week, but expect a new collection of blog posts every other week.
For this first edition, I’m going to keep it short with a simple thanks to these and all the other bloggers whose posts helped me on the road to Fabletown and Beyond:
- Because I couldn’t make it to this month’s meetup, Poise in Parma’s recap of the Ohio Blogging Volunteer Night at MedWish
- Cleveland Chick’s An Open Good Bye To Phil Dawson
- Craveable Cleveland’s delicious Creamy Polenta with Roasted Portabellas and Kale recipe
- Call Me Trouble’s selection of Wicked Tattoos (I’m a big fan of ‘We’re all mad here’)
- It’s a Hero Calling Bullshit on the Myth of the Supermom and embracing the messiness of life (Something even non-parents should read)
- Burritos and Bubbly’s trip to Cowell & Hubbard and PlayhouseSquare Broadway Launch
- Sarah and Derek’s And Then They Were Gone (This post captured a sadness I’ve been feeling lately with our family all on the Eastcoast)
- Cleveland Frown’s Good job, good effort (On a personal level, LeBron’s not my favorite person. With that said, I have to side with CF on the treatment of LeBron by some in Cleveland media. Also, there’s good debate in the comments.)
Do you have any Cleveland-based blogs you’d recommend I check out for future round-ups? Let me know in the comments!