I finally got the cash together to get my BlogHer conference entries paid for.
I needed 2 all-event passes for the conference. One for me, one for the lucky winner of my Big BlogHer DeLurking Contest (everyone who comments up until May 15 can be entered!)
I had thought this purchase would be happening a lot earlier. Like when I got my bonus from work in March. But then I found out one tricky thing about my bonus - they deposit it into our 401k accounts, not in our paychecks! That means we pretty much can't get at it without major tax penalties.
Great! You can imagine how happy I was to hear that after I had already set this BlogHer contest in motion. So I had to come up with some other cash source. Thank you, freelancing.
I went to the BlogHer site, found the entry form and filled "2" in the little box for all-event passes. My completed form got rejected. Why? Not enough spots were available. Huh? My palms started sweating a little.
I went back and put "1" in the box for the number of passes and tried again. Bingo. I was in. Apparently I got THE VERY LAST all-events BlogHer pass.
Then I was in a quandary. What about the contest? I needed a spot for my winner, or I couldn't go because I would feel ethically bound to send the winner and stay at home myself.
I went back and filled in the "Foundation Scholarship" spot and got the confirmation. Apparently they had some spots left for scholarship people, and they had already said I could go that route for my contest.
So I am going and the contest winner is going. I am either insanely lucky, incredibly stupid, or a little of both.
I can't wait to find out who the winner is, and I can't wait for July!