Thursday, November 6, 2014

Southern Hospitality at BarkWorld: Day 1

This past weekend I attended the BarkWorld Pet Blogging Conference in Atlanta. I went knowing that I was about to make some changes to the blog; namely, switching from Seb's voice to mine. The only thing I did ahead of time that would have signaled the upcoming change was to add my name to my business cards, rather than Sebastian's. I was excited to see friends and get motivated for a fresh start.

I arrived on Thursday, a day later than many of my blogging friends. I was picked up at the airport by Connie (my roommate for the weekend) of Tails from the Foster Kittens and Lisa from A Tonk's Tail. After settling in, Connie and I went to Lisa's room, where she was rooming with GloGirly and Waffles.

The Rock Star in Repose

We got to try the new Mad Kitty Cocktail from mike's HARDER and meet the Mad Kitty himself. I was starstruck and crushing a bit on this handsome orange boy.

Big thanks to mike's for providing the adult beverages.

Later that evening the four of us went to dinner at True Food Kitchen across the street from the hotel. The restaurant's menu is based on an anti-inflammatory diet. There were lots of selections whether you wanted vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free. I went for the turkey lasagna and pomegranate limeade. I wasn't sure the lasagna was going to hold up to my standards, but wow! It was good!

Just as cheesy as you would expect lasagna to be.

After dinner, we stopped by Sprinkles Cupcakes inside the mall. You've got to have dessert while on vacation! I went for the dark chocolate and it was amazing. So amazing that I didn't even get a picture.

We went back and hung out with Waffles a little while longer before going to bed. It was like a grown up slumber party-chatting, laughing, and catching up. Definitely a great start to the weekend!

Check back tomorrow for my summary of Day 2!

13 comments:

  1. My human SO wishes she could have met up with you guys that night but everyone got separated with the confusion over putting together the swag bags. Maybe next year things will be more organized.

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    1. I hope so too! It's not complete without your human!

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  2. The head peep says she had so much fun meeting you at BarkWorld. We can't wait to see the rest of your BarkWorld wrap-up.

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    1. Thanks for reading! It was great meeting her too!

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  3. Ohhhh, you are so lucky getting to meet Mr. Waffles himself. What a cutie. M would so love to go to one of those conferences just to meet everyone.

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    1. That would be so wonderful, Mario! Of course, it would be perfect if a conference was in Wisconsin so we could all meet you, too!

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  4. ooh, that photo of your lasagna is awesome.. (and why yes, that is what I choose to comment on.. )

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    1. It looks so good I'd like to have it again right now!

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  5. mom loved meeting you in person!!!

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  6. The mom says she sure enjoyed hanging with you and all others at BW-MW. The cupcakes were good...but not as good as the margarita you and she had at dinner on Saturday. :)

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  7. Not listening to any margarita talk. Or talk of whales. Nope. Haaaaaa!

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  8. Waffles and I had so much fun with you! I'm really happy we had a chance to hang out... nothing beats a slumber party with a CAT! ; )

    Waffles was SO comfortable around you. You've got the magic touch. ...or at least a ziplock baggy of chicken.

    I love your "The Rockstar in Repose." haha!

    xo
    Glogirly

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