I didn’t get a blog post out yesterday. Doh!
I was trying to make sure we had a post up every day for November, for National NaBloPoMo, but, I failed.
Maybe there is grace in the blogging world?
I’m sitting up in a king sized bed just outside of Des Moines, Iowa. I’m watching Paula Deen make a sweet potato cake on the Food Network, and I’m getting hungry! I’m pretty sure I have actually stayed in this very room before. We kind of come here a lot. There’s this little thing called the Iowa Caucuses that is very important in the presidential nomination process. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s in about 50 days or so.
I don’t even know how many times I’ve been to Iowa over the last year, but it has been many.
And I actually don’t hate it.
I mean, it is land locked.
And it’s in the Central time zone.
But it’s not like I have to live here.
The people are SO nice.
They SPEAK ENGLISH.
And they eat real food.
I love them!
I am so lucky that I have such a cool job. If I could give everyone on this planet something, besides Jesus, I would give them a job that they love. That they are passionate about. That doesn’t feel like work. Because it is seriously the best. I love what I do.
This week, I covered a conference. A bunch of meetings and speeches may sound boring to you, but I came away from this experience very inspired on a personal level. I’m not going to go into details, because journalism is tricky like that — keeping the personal and the professional separate — but I will tell you…
That Condoleezza Rice is a freaking ROCK STAR.
That as I sat and listened to her speech yesterday, I downloaded her book right there in the ballroom on my Kindle. I have no picture of Condi. Sorry, folks. I was in the back corner where they put the media and all I had was my iPhone.
You can read about her remarks here.
I love that she is a sassy, smart, well rounded girl who is not afraid to like and do what she likes – even if it is super unconventional.
Also, I worked on getting some interviews with the wives of some of the GOP Presidential candidates, along with our White House Correspondent.
We talked to Mary Kaye Huntsman.