Friday, September 18, 2009

BBAW Vlog and (temp) Adieu

I had so much fun this week during BBAW. I met some new to me bloggers, participated in a few daily activities (record number of weekly posts by me!), and even entered a few giveaways (a few). Today we're supposed to be talking about goals, and honestly I don't have very many goals for my blog. Just to enjoy and not let the pressure of blogging get to my head. I'd like a new template that doesn't take so long to load and a horizontal tab bar, but those will have to wait until I can take the time to figure out how. So until then...enjoy enjoy enjoy.

So, instead of rambling on about goals that I may or may not meet, I'm leaving you with a little minute-long vlog. I have got to be the most awkward person ever, but I didn't want to take several videos, so awkward is what you get. But I hope genuine is the message that comes across stonger. I cannot fully express my gratitude and appreciation for you and the community. I'm proud to be a part.

I'm leaving today for Europe and will be back Sunday the 27th. Since I got so caught up in BBAW, I don't have any posts scheduled. But oh well. I'll catch up when I get back. I hope everyone has a wonderful week and yes, I promise to post pictures as usual.

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48 comments:

farmlanebooks said...

I hope you have an amazing time in Europe!

Chris said...

That was a great vlog! Have fun in Europe, you lucky duck!

Nymeth said...

I honestly can't think of a better goal than "enjoy", Trish. The bit with Maggie was brilliant, btw :D And you REALLY don't sound awkward...you should see me vlog to see what awkwardness looks like :P

Have a wonderful, wonderful trip!

JoAnn said...

So, how did you get Maggie to do that?? It was perfect. Have a great trip...see you at the end of the month!

reviewsbylola said...

I agree with Nymeth--just enjoying blogging is a great goal. Have fun in Europe!

Paxton said...

Awesome, have fun in Europe! See you on the other side.

Amanda said...

Yay for the RAT chant! I'm so happy you chanted for us.

We love you Trish. One of these days, we're seriously going to have to bridge that 5-hour gap and meet up! So silly that we haven't done it yet! :)

Have a great trip!!!!

Jodie said...

Hope you enjoy your trip - which parts will you be seeing?

Lisa said...

MAGGIE!

Trish, you are about the cutest person ever. I love you too. Gonna miss you like crazycakes while you're gone, but jealous of your vacation. Have a great time.

Meghan said...

That didn't seem awkward at all! Very sweet and heartfelt instead. Just too cute when Maggie interrupted though!

Have a fantastic time in Europe!

Heather J. said...

LOVE YOU TRISH!!! Have a great trip. :)

Melody said...

That's a great vlog, Trish! I can't imagine myself doing one, I'd be so nervous! LOL.

Have a great trip!! :D

Trish said...

*Jackie - Thank you! Still can't believe we're going today!

*Chris - LOL--I'll be sure to post some pictures.

*Nymeth - There were a few times when I was at a loss for words, but I didn't want to do any retakes--especially with Maggie's surprise!

*JoAnn - I couldn't have planned that even if I tried. Maggie's so used to jumping up on my desk that I guess it's fitting.

*Reviewsbylola - I think enjoying is the most important part of this hobby. If not, then why bother?

*Paxton - Thank you! It'll be hell getting back, but I look forward to catching up with evreyone.

*Amanda - I did the chant just for you! :) And no kidding--5 hours isn't so bad. Still sad the Texas Book Festival is Halloween weekend.

*Jodie - We'll be in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Czech Republic.

*Lisa - I'll miss you too--it will be weird being *totally* unconnected. Isn't Maggie funny? I should have held on to her, but I was just so surprised!

*Meghan - Maggie definitely shocked me when she jumped up on the desk, but I guess she just wanted to say hi, too. :)

*Heather - Awww! :) Thank you.

*Meldoy - My heart was seriously THUMPING in my chest--and I've done a few vlogs. But you should try one. Would love to say hi.

Diane said...

Trish, Have a wonderful trip.

What a creative way to end BBAW; your blog is great!

Lezlie said...

You are soooo cute! Awkward workds for you. :-) And Maggie is a doll, too. She was a star here! You have an awesome time and we'll be waiting to hear all about it when you get back.

Lezlie

Tricia said...

That was too cute! I'm still not courageous enough to try a vlog...but maybe someday! Have a great trip!

Lisa said...

Have a fabulous time in Europe! We'll look forward to a lot of posts when you get back telling us all about it.

Shanra said...

Awwww! That was so sweet and so cute! And lookit at Maggie. ^-^ Cats do that even if you don't pick them up apparently. ^-~

You go and have a great time in Europe, sweetie!

Suey said...

LOL to your kitty! Have a blast on your trip. It sounds amazing. And yey Readathon! I've not participated yet, but I hope to this time!

Debi said...

Oh goodness, Trish...you're giving me a funny shaped head, you know. Those ear-to-ear smiles just keep getting bigger and bigger and bigger and they're stretching my head right out of shape! Do you have any earthly idea how much you're loved, girl? So very, very, very much by me!!! And I know I'm not the only one!

Hope you and Scott have an incredible time, Trish!!!!!

And hi Maggie! Thanks for popping in! :D

regularrumination said...

You're so adorable! This is such a cute video, thank you for sharing. And Maggie is adorable, too!

Have a blast in Europe, you better bring back some pictures!

Missy said...

LOL Maggie!

Have a great trip, Trish! You are a super-awesome person - wish we lived closer so we could hang out!

bermudaonion said...

I got teary-eyed watching your vlog! We love you too. I hope you have a great trip!

Kate said...

What a great video! I cannot believe how you've trained your cat to perform on que like that! You're a sweet girl, and I love you. -- Mom

Laura said...

I can't watch your vlog yet (since I'm at work), but I'll definitely watch it when I get home. HAVE FUN HAVE FUN HAVE FUN on your TRIP!!!!! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures!

Chris said...

Trish!! You are so cute and so sweet :) Big hugs to you! Enjoy your vacation. Sounds like it's going to be wonderful!!I've really enjoyed this week too. And you're not awkward at all!! I hope you do more vlogs in the future. Can't wait til the read-a-ton :)

Rebecca Reid said...

"Just to enjoy and not let the pressure of blogging get to my head." that's awesome! Enjoy (as you will!)

Seriously have a fun time in Europe! I'd love to go sometime too.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Enjoyed your vlog! The cat jumping in on the action made me smile. Have fun in Europe and hope to visit again once you get back into the posting routine.

Eva said...

Great vlog!! I hope you have a wonderful trip!! And I'm totally w/ you on the arm pumping read-a-thon excitement. ;)

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I love the simple goal of just enjoying it!

Have a great trip!

Thanks to BBAW, I just found you :)

Bookfool said...

That was a great little vlog. Kiddo and I loved Maggie's bid for fame. :) Hope you have a fabulous time!

Bellezza said...

Leaving for Europe?! I am weeping with envy (in a good way). Have a lovely, blessed time, and I wish I could be tucked into your suitcase.

Jenny said...

Great vlog! Your cat is so cute and that made me laugh. =)

Have a fun and safe trip!!

Alexia561 said...

Great job on the vlog! Not awkward at all. And I loved the cat cameo!

Have a great time in Europe! So glad I found you through BBAW! :)

softdrink said...

That was fantastic! And Maggie's a star! Have a fabulous time in Europe...I'd love to read about your adventures when you return!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

You are so darn CUTE! I love the readathon cheer. Have a fantastic time in Europe!!!

heatherlo said...

What a sweet vlog! Have fun in Europe - I can't wait to see pictures!

cj said...

Awww... how sweet! And the 'guest appearance' by Maggie was perfect!

Even though I know you're already gone, I'll say have a wonderful, relaxing, trouble free trip!

cj

Bonnie said...

What a great vlog Trish..it was so heartfelt and honest! You're cat Maggie had to say hi also! Have a fabulous time on your trip to Europe. Looking forward to hearing about it and where you visited!

Literary Feline said...

I hope you have a wonderful time, Trish. I enjoyed watching your vlog. You're much braver than I am. :-)

Marie Burton said...

Cute Vlog.. cute cat.. jealous you are being a world traveler again.
And then I wanted to say your Blog and your background does not take long for me to load at all, I've never noticed any issues with it all. I know blogs that I have to sit there and wait a full minute before I try to scroll anywhere, otherwise it will lock up.
But your entire blog loads fine for me.
Just didn't want you to think that was a problem for all of us!

TheBlackSheep said...

Have fun in Europe. Wave if you get anywhere near Switzerland!

joanna said...

Have a great trip! If you read this in time and are in Belgium, let me know! :-)

Jeane said...

Have a wonderful trip! When you get back, take a peek at this meme I tagged you for (not realizing you were on vacation)

J.T. Oldfield said...

have fun! We expect lots of pictures when you get back!

Veens said...

wooops.. Maggie surprised me too :D

God you look so cute with your new hair-do :) :)

remember seeing you with the old one at the last read-a-thon... God! it is an year already :))

Ohh Trish.. that was a great Vblog.. i love that... i appreciate your blog too... love coming here! hope you have a great time in Europe :)

take care!

Trish said...

*Everyone - Thank you so much for coming by and commenting--great to see some new names among the old names (the great thing about BBAW!).

Also, Maggie says "Meeeeeeeeow." Although that wasn't planned (do you think I can fake that surprise!!), I wonder if I can get her to make another appearance during Read-a-thon.

Thoughts of Joy said...

What a great vlog! You are just too cute, Trish. :)

I know you are looking forward to the Read-A-Thon and I hope you get lots and lots of reading accomplished.

Loved the peek-a-boo by Maggie!