I am ready to head to the BlogHer conference in New York next month. I applied to be on their staff, and initially did not make the cut. Fortunately for me, someone cancelled and I am now a live blogger.
Then I applied to Chevrolet for a free car for people who will carpool to the conference. Once again I did not make the first cut, but the someone else cancelled, and now I am a blogging carpooler with a FREE car to drive to NYC.
I had a roommate, but she dropped out, and now I have a replacement from my hometown who can share the drviing and attend the conference. Her son, coincidentally, works in the building next door to the conference hotel.
To hell with first choices - nice girls finish second.