Well, not so hard to answer. I love New York like it's my home, because it was my home for a good chunk of my life. I'm going sans kids so I can get out and play. George might come along for a night, so... hotel sex, yippee. My hotel is super close to MoMa - it's been too long. I get to jog Central Park. I have people there I'd love to see. I want to pick up some technical bloggy skills. I want to grow my blog, or at least figure out if this is something I want to professionalize, or do simply for fun (or both :).
Why I'm totally freaking out right now? I'm scared of all those parties - really. Sitting around taking notes in meetings is totally my speed. Networking scares the bejesus outta me. I don't know anyone there. Yep, still gawky and scared like I was in high school. My 4-year-old is already crying every night in anticipation of not snuggling with me. My 12-year-old will probably spend 24 hours a day in front of MineCraft. I haven't been home for more than two consecutive weeks this summer - I miss home. I pick up a few extra pounds for every trip I've been on. Bleh.
Still, I will be there. This time packing my Vita-Mix.