10 Things My Relevant Roomie Should Know…

For those of you who don’t know, I will be attending a wonderful CHRISTIAN Blogging conference in October, Relevant!  I registered the day tickets went on sale, and knew this was the conference for me.  My blogging is a huge part of my life, but God is bigger—thus the lack of appeal the other blog conferences have for me. 

A tiny bit of convincing and I had my friend Jolanthe going  too…it didn’t take too much.  We just had to get the OK from our husbands who would need to care for the kids for the 4 days.  Once we had their blessing…we were sold!

So, although I know Jolanthe well {but we did meet through blogging}, and have even stayed at her house, this will be our first sleepover in the same room!  We decided to go with a room just for us-I could have never done it with 4 people in a room.  I am way to much of an introvert-I have to have quiet unwind time or I will go NUTS. 

When I saw Brooke’s linky, I thought it would be fun to share a few things that Jolanthe should know, or maybe even a few others who might meet me should know about me!  For those of you not going to Relevant, you might get a good laugh out of a few things you didn’t know about me! 😉

  1. I like to think I will be all neat and organized in a hotel room, but I end up making a big mess.  I get so overwhelmed being away from my own space that after about the first day, I give up.  Without my routine-I am all thrown off.
  2. I am a MAJOR introvert.  Jolanthe knows this about me, but she hasn’t seen me react to large crowds of strangers before.  I am likely to come back to the room after hours of being in these crowds and be very overwhelmed to the point that I seem a bit whacko.  I have to unwind from social events. I don’t necessarily act like an introvert and can confuse many people.  I am loud, and love to joke around…but I don’t usually open up much until I am out of the immediate stranger mode ;-).
  3. I will tell Jolanthe over and over again how I never could have gone to this thing without her by my side-see #2 to know why.
  4. I have blankees, and I sleep with them-all smooshed up by my face.  I have had them since I was a child-gave them up during the pivotal years {you know the years from about 10-17 when you care what others think} and then when I decided I didn’t care what anyone thought-I dug them out of hiding. 
  5. I am NOT a morning person and I don’t like to interact at all in the mornings.  I don’t even know if we have to get up for things-I am sure we do, but if it’s before 10am, I will need about an hour to come to life.
  6. I am from the northeast now, but am originally southern.  Although I have been in the NE for almost 7 years, I still sound like I live in the deep south.  Jolanthe knows this-but the rest of you-don’t be shocked by my big-time southern accent.
  7. I can’t crawl in bed and go straight to sleep.  I must unwind a bit.  For me that is either reading a few blogs I love, scrolling through Facebook friends on my iPod, or reading.  I am not much of a tv watcher anymore.
  8. I am horrible with names, so I will be drilling Jolanthe at night to remember who was who.  I am great with faces, and remember names in print-just can’t always put them together!!!
  9. I HATE driving, so if we go anywhere away from the conference, I won’t want to drive.  Driving to the conference itself is bad enough.
  10. I heard that I snore now.  I don’t know, but a certain someone tells me that I have acquired this wonderful trait in recent years.  Hopefully he is wrong.

I am so excited about this conference, and will be sharing all about it here on the blog, Twitter and Facebook while I am there and when I return.  If you think you might want to go, I heard there are still tickets, let me know if you are a reader of mine and you will be going!!!