good things abound, kids. i am trying to catch up on posting a ton of photos to my flickr account (if you aren’t my friend or something, look up smussyolay). however, i just got word that i’m going to get to go to the blogher conference as a representative of chicagoist. naturally, i will also talk about my own blog, so i am really excited at the prospect of meeting lots of women who blog and hopefully plenty who are more successful at it that i am, in a commercial/professional sense. this is huge, and i think bodes well for my writing future.