“Women’s Conference”

So I usually decide I can write One More Time when something annoys me. And I got one of those things in the mail, an invitation and “2 free tickets” to Women’s Conference from a place in Utah, purportedly featuring Jessica Lynch and Sarah Ferguson. Now I wouldn’t care so much if it wasn’t intended to seem like invitations to a completely different Women’s Conference, one that also is centered in Utah. Expectedly, one woman at church yesterday asked about the conference, and several other women piped up that they had also got the invites (where is this mailing list coming from…?) and probably would’ve accepted the tickets. So I got to set them straight. ๐Ÿ˜€

Googling was a big failure. The head company, Money in Training, doesn’t seem to have a website (anymore) after their site apparently got in trouble with the Better Business Bureau. So I’m guessing at the very best it’s a MLM thing, or trying to sell something. But then what’s with the speakers, assuming they’ll actually appear? So I think I’m going to attend this thing, if nothing else to put some more information about this conference online, as apparently it’s made the rounds of other states as well. I’m just a little wary that by accepting the tickets I’ll be agreeing to something horrible and fiendish, like having to stay all 9-1/2 hours of it, even if it turns out to be someone badgering me to pay $75.99 for a “sales kit,” or perhaps getting my name on a worse mailing list.

From the conference center’s website:
“The Women’s Conference, LLC, will provide an uplifting day of motivation and financial education. It will feature nationally recognized speakers such as Suzie Humphries, (former POW) Jessica Lynch and Sarah Ferguson, Dutchess of York, to name a few. The event hours are 8 am – 5:30 pm. For more information or tickets, please call 1-800-366-8787. Lunch will not be provided, but food and beverages will be available for purchase.”

Well, that’s why the tickets are free…they charge you $15 for a lunch? ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s the “financial education” bit that scares…

In other news, I probably will take this site down at some unknown time. As is probably apparent, I’m not interested in blogging lately, nor do I have time. More importantly, I feel I’d be getting more from writing by journaling, and not this self-obsessed, travelogue-style that passes as introspection today, but something quieter and offline. Anyway, FYI. Besides, if you know me irl, maybe you should just talk to me irl. ๐Ÿ˜‰


08 2005

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    Do you talk to Strangers?

  2. Heidi #

    I’m not sure…who’s the stranger in question? Usually, yes.

  3. Heidi #

    I’ve thought about lj, but have overruled it for reasons… And really, your solution may work for you and it’s good, but I just want to avoid the whole decision all together of “is this for the masses or for me?” and just feel comfortable writing for myself.

  4. Jenny #

    Yeah, I can see how using a blog just for yourself is important. I print out all of my posts whether or not they are public or private and put them in a book. All of my friends and family live out of state and I don’t get to talk to them a lot, so we all write in our LJ’s to let everyone know our feelings at once. And now that three of my best friends are in Iraq, they can’t call me and its much easier than writing everyone seperately.