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The dog can’t eat this homework

Tomorrow morning, BlogHer ’08 kicks off. I’ll be there, in full force. In fact, I kicked off conference-related celebrating tonight at a party thrown by The Experience Project at Rye in the Tenderloin.

Note to cocktail enthusiasts and BlogHers looking for a tasty drink: Go to Rye, get yourself a Blue Moon, and you won’t be sorry.

It should be known that while I almost never (I’m not perfect, so I’m not even going to claim that on this here bloggerino…) miss a deadline, I have been known to carry one up to the, ahem, very last minute.

So it should be no surprise to me that I have not yet completed the assignment given by Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen. It should be easy: write a 10-word introduction that describes your blog.

I admit: I have a blog tagline that fits that very description, but I’ve been waffling about whether it’s right for this assignment. I’ve got about 12 hours before I need to come up with an officially-presented answer.

Time’s ticking. Suggestions from the peanut gallery are always welcome, and I’ll report back on that (and on the garden bloggers’ meetup) on Saturday.

7 Comments on “The dog can’t eat this homework”

  1. #1 sharon
    on Jul 18th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    How about “I moved across the country for the fruits and vegetables?” No, wait, that’s my line. I’m sure you will come up with something perfect.


  2. #2 Andrea
    on Jul 19th, 2008 at 3:02 am

    It was very nice to meet you at BlogHer!

  3. #3 ourfriendben
    on Jul 19th, 2008 at 5:26 am

    Genie, you’ve got to be kidding! The shorter it is, the harder it gets! No wonder you’re sweating. I can’t tell you how many times I had to write a 25-word mission statement at work for whatever the current mission was. The idea was, if you couldn’t say it in 25 words, you didn’t know what you were doing. And frankly, despite my love for words and for going on (and on), I could see their point. You, on the other hand, clearly know what you’re doing. I have great confidence in your getting it down to 10 words!

  4. #4 Enchiladas for the journey « The Inadvertent Gardener
    on Jul 20th, 2008 at 10:02 am

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  5. #5 inadvertentgardener
    on Jul 20th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Sharon, yeah — I can’t steal a line from you! I’ll report back for sure tomorrow…

    Andrea, it was wonderful to meet you, too! So glad we got to have dinner together.

    Ourfriendben, it was tough, but I succeeded…stay tuned…

  6. #6 The report from BlogHer ‘08 « The Inadvertent Gardener
    on Jul 21st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    [...] I did end up going with my tagline (“It’s amazing what I’ll do for a good tomato.”) for Kalyn’s Food Bloggers’ Birds of a Feather gathering. Others interpreted the 10-word assignment a little differently, either stringing together 10 random words or not following Kalyn’s guidelines at all, or, in the case of one hapless PR person, meandering through a pitch for whatever site she represented (it does not speak well of her pitch that I cannot remember what she was talking about…) until she got to about word 75 and Kalyn reminded her diplomatically and firmly of all the other people patiently waiting to speak. [...]

  7. #7 Enchiladas for the journey « The Inadvertent Gardener
    on Oct 9th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

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