Why It’s “Cool” To Be A Blogger

I have often written or waxed poetic about the community I have found online, and really that alone is enough to make me so glad that I became a blogger

But recently, I have found out that being a blogger can also get you invited to things! Awesome, fun things! In which you go out and enjoy yourself! Instead of sitting at home being depressed about crap! heather perry(exclamations!)

A short while ago (maybe longer, I am behind) I was invited by the GOT MILK? people to an event at Java Jones Coffee House to meet National Barista Champ Heather Perry. Heather is a two-time US Barista Champion. Let me tell you: that young lady makes a mean cuppa joe. I mean I am not even a coffee person, yet I drank two cups hot and one iced! I was wired for hours! Besides the opportunity to drink some excellent coffee and eat some lovely pastries. The GOT MILK? people also had some fun set up for the kids! Ladybug and Butterball had their faces painted, made a craft and ate pastries while drinking enormous quantities of their most favorite beverage: Chocolate Milk. A tarot card reader was on hand for the adults; and both NannyGoat and I drew very similar cards, strange (or not) huh?latte

The best part was Heather’s sharing of some of her award winning secrets. Okay, that was the second best part. The best part was I won something! I won a coffee press and a $25 Amex gift card. I never win anything, so I was quite surprised when they drew my name! The winning and the learning combined together (oh and the gift card I used at a coffee shop to buy vanilla syrup and caramel) and earned me the new title of barista at home! Both Mr. Vixen and Bear are in love, love, love with my new found talent! (no mine don’t look that good, yet. But I am getting closer every day.)

Like I said at the beginning, being a blogger is cool. I was able to hang out and enjoy a wonderful afternoon, meet some twitter/blogger peeps in person, win something, learn something and show the girls a fun time! All around a win/win situation. And tell me, shouldn’t these girls be on a GOT MILK? commercial? A big thanks to the GOT MILK? people for inviting me and showing us such a great time. (also I forgot my camera at home, so thanks to the GOT MILK? people for sharing theirs with me! You can see more here at their flickr page)

COMING UP soon:  The great #jammyjam adventure. With pictures!


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  1. Wowwwww! Can you come to my house and be my barista? 😀 I lurv coffee. That sounds like a really fun party. 😀

  2. DJ

    What fun, lucky you! Love the face painting, so cute.
    .-= DJ´s last blog ..Happy Valentine’s Day =-.

  3. The Got Milk? campaign is so awesome!

    I would give anything to have a cup of coffee made by the Barista Champ.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  4. That was sooo much fun! Thanks for taking me and the girls! Those pictures are adorable too.

  5. That is very cool! The pics of the girls are all very sweet! :0)

  6. I would have stuck with the kids and had chocolate milk. I don’t drink coffee. I do like the fancy swirl in the photo.

  7. Well how about that! It sounds like you had a wonderful time and your family is reaping the benefits! LOL

  8. Coffee… I had a cup of coffee last monday and shook for like four hours. Totally hand shaking trembling. No caffeine for me please. But oh how I love the look of that special drink she was making. Congrats on the win. Feels nice!!
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..The Newbies =-.

  9. I got invited to this… but I don’t like milk. 🙂 I thought it might be a wee bit hypocritical to go. Sorry I missed the coffee and hanging with you!
    .-= Sugar Jones´s last blog ..Menudo Mashup =-.

  10. Man, I totally missed out on this one. Been getting to go to some of the stuff I see on Twitter. I *LOVE* coffee and wish I’d been invited. If I’d known sooner, I could’ve probably begged to take Sugar’s place. 😉
    .-= becky´s last blog ..When I get there =-.

  11. Cute pics of your beautiful little girls. I loved the face painting so much. Quite happy for your win. Cheers.
    .-= Crochet Baby Patterns´s last blog ..Pattern for sale- Felted Baby Slippers with Textured Sole … =-.

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