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Rob and the Snowman

Rob enjoying the carrot he pulled out of the snowman

We spent another beautiful weekend at Crystal Mt and received a lovely gift when we checked into the Village Inn, a gift certificate for a two night stay to thank us for the previous blogpost. How cool is that?

We had the same room and the desk clerk, who Rob has a crush on, mentioned that this is the first year that the hotel has allowed dogs. I hope they continue because it is the best weekend get-away and if we didn’t bring Robert along, all we would be doing is pointing out different things and saying to each other, “Wouldn’t Rob love this?”

This time we snowshoed to Bullion Basin on an old abandoned ski run. When we arrived at the saddle, the area was packed with kids on snowshoes and their dads. Robert wasted no time but began greeting and schmoozing them all. When they finished their lunch and departed, Rob noticed that snowmen they left behind had carrots for noses. He ate one right then and then remembered to stop and eat the other on the way back down.

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We went to WordCamp!

Scott and I attended a WordCamp in Fremont this weekend. We heard speakers lecture on various aspects of blogging and WordPress for a whole day.  We arrived early, bought coffee at Peets, and then headed over to the Adobe campus. I revved up the laptop but my aircard wouldn’t connect. I guess we were too deep in the basement for it. Scott got me linked to the Wi-Fi just in time because it only accepted a certain numbers of users before refusing any further connections. I really enjoyed being able to check things that the speakers were talking about and to read the tweets about WordCamp all day while listening to everyone around me bitch about not having Internet and smacking their MacBooks in frustration. We learned about different ways to update your blog and the changes coming in the next version of WP, heard some super technical, jargon laden lectures that only Scott could comprehend, and some cool ideas for widgets to add to the ol’ blog.  My favorite lecture was Ian Lurie, who critiqued three different blogs. I heard that the lectures are all supposed to be posted on the WP Seattle site, but I don’t see them yet. If you want to see the blogs and his critiques, you may email me for my notes.