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October 14, 2010

BlogWorld Expo 2010

In case y'all are wondering where the blog princess has taken herself off to this time, she is in Las Vegas at BlogWorld Expo for one of the panels on the military track.

I'll be posting more about the conference later on, but you can watch today's panels over at YouServed courtesy of Troy, who is doing a fantastic job of capturing the panel discussions.

We're having a great time, meeting and talking with some amazing people. One of the most incredible experiences I've had so far has been getting to meet my co-presenter, Mrs. P of A Little Pink in a World of Camo.

Like me, Mrs. P is a Marine wife. Unlike me she lost her husband, Corporal Jonathan Porto, in March of this year.

Those are hard words to type and even harder words to say. About two weeks ago, she stepped up to the plate to replace a panelist who couldn't make it at the last minute. I spoke with her for the first time last weekend by phone and was just blown away by her courage, humor, and pure moxie.

I've known many Marine wives over the years. Mrs. P was a Marine wife for just a little while, but she epitomizes everything we so often try to be (and mostly fail). Anyway, check out her site and don't forget to look at some of today's panels and the opening remarks by General Petraeus over at YouServed!

Posted by Cassandra at October 14, 2010 07:06 PM

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Now, I've only read her blog once in a while; but she seems like a lady to me.

Posted by: Grim at October 14, 2010 10:05 PM

It was fantastic meeting you today! Thank you so much for the link and resources. Especially grateful for the insight you shared during panel. You were great! And you looked marvelous!

Posted by: Da Goddess at October 15, 2010 12:38 AM

Please tell Mrs. P that she has a beautiful daughter (and that I'm an expert in that particular subject). I am concerned, however, that a duumvirate of the Princess and Mrs. P concentrated in Las Vegas creates such a vacuum in the blogosphere as to unsettle the waste-time continuum of which I am a willing participant.

Also, can you put two bucks down for me on the Giants minus 10 over the Lions? I promise I'll pay you back when I win.

Posted by: spd rdr at October 15, 2010 11:13 AM