Friday, September 10, 2010

Foat Wuth Meet Orlando! Yippee!




I'm going to Orlando to cover the AARP Orlando@50+ Digital convention!

I am feelin' that Sally Field speech a'comin' on...."You like me, you really like me!"

Congratulations to Frank Paynter at Listics, and to Mr. GoTo at Go To Retirement. Looking forward to meeting you guys!

Many thanks to AARP's very generous judges (Craig Newmark, Ronni Bennett, and Alejandra Owens) and to all my blog buddies for encouraging me to participate. This is the second fairly "Big Prize" I've won this year, and I am headed down at lunch to QuikTrip Mart to buy a wagon load of lotto tickets. On a roll and baby needs new shoes!

Which brings up the dire question - what to wear? I think all day at a convention pretty much means leave the Justin Ropers behind, but geez, it's almost required gear for a Texan. Do Texans wear Birkenstocks? The world is about to find out.

Holdin' your breath now, are ya? LOL

If you would like to keep up with me in Orlando, and be a virtual attendee, here's a short flash clip about how to participate. More information can be found here at AARP's site, too.

I'll be needing some help from all ya'll to pull this off, okay?

15 comments:

Joan Price said...

Congratulations, Pattie! Well deserved! I look forward to reading your posts.

Joan Price
(another blogger who entered)

Juli Ryan said...

Congrats! Sounds fun. I love Florida. And of course Texas. xx

Mark Patterson said...

Pattie: Congrats on your win. I am happy to have discovered your writing and will look forward to meeting you in Orlando.

Peter Tibbles said...

Hey, well done, CP. Look out for those flying pigs.

Celia said...

Wonderful, you'll have a great time, wear whatever footwear makes you good!

FP said...

Jimmy Choos

FP said...

Wait! Tony Lamas!

Cowtown Pattie said...

FP -no Choos like Jimmys. My bunions and my wallet are allergic.

Likewise Tony Lamas', but they is purty.

la peregrina said...

Will be there virtually and glad to help as long as it doesn't mean saving you a seat. I hate saving seats, it makes me nervous. :)

Darlene said...

Just wear whatever is comfortable. No one will notice, anyhow. Be laid back and enjoy.

Whisky Prajer said...

Why not go with the outfit you're sporting in your profile? Or at least the parasol?

Congratulations, CP. I'm happy just knowing you'll have fun no matter what you're wearing.

Elisson said...

I am so happy for you! You will have a blast... and you'll teach alla them old ginks a thing or two.

Let me know if you're stopping in the ATL on the way to or from!

DarkoV said...

Big Hugs and Congratulations, CP. Show 'em that Geritol's a drink best served w/ice and a tequila chaser.
...Oh, and don't pinch the waiters. I believe Orlando Police would be issuing arrests for that kind of stuff.

joe said...

One thing I have always been good at was recognising talent when I saw it and I told you a long time ago you has a special way with words. So...I will once again give myself a big pat on the back for being so astute. Oh, and I guess you did okay too with all those awards and free trips and such.

Seriously, congratulations! It really is a kick to see your talents gaining some well-deserved recognition!

as for dress....I'd pay for a "Dallas sucks" t-shirt if you'd wear it. Just a thought.

joared said...

Good for you! Glad to hear you're headed to Orlando. Might be just enough to get me to renew my AARP subscription.