Tuesday, August 10, 2010

BlogHer-larious!

Admittedly, a stretch for titular wordplay---it beat the inapplicable, yet highly tempting alternative: BlogHerpes.

Since laughter was ever-present in my BlogHer experience and a sexually transmitted disease (even though I did sleep three nights in a row with a special someone I'd just met) was not, BlogHer-larity prevails.

Posts opining on the edifying sessions are already out there. Posts lauding the caliber of the keynote speakers are already out there. Posts basking in the Sodom & Gomorrah-esque swag gluttony are already out there.

This post---my post---celebrates long-awaited meet-ups, a few overdue first introductions and a couple of real-life reunions---with some of my very favorite bloggers.

With the outrageously funny BlueViolet from A Nut in a Nutshell ...(We're quite confident Kim Kardashian is not a blogger...wax or otherwise...)

With divine dancer and fellow multiples mama, Goddess in Progress (also of HDYDI?)

With lovely Lolli of Better in Bulk and stunnning Safire of Waterfalling Up

Adorable Janine of Twofer Mom and fellow Richmonder Linda Sellers of Born to Be Wild

At long last, meeting the exuberant Tonya of This and That!


And last, but in no sense of the word least, the incomparable inhabitants of the room that reads like a bust and a waist measurement, Hilton #3526....

With Nicole of Cute Culture Chick...
...and with Jen, aka Momma D and Da Boyz, and Sarah of Tech4Moms (a keynote speaker, nonetheless!)

BlogHer'10 reinforced the importance of strong, thoughtful, humorous writing on blogs. More importantly in my view, it reinforced the importance of strong, thoughtful humorous blog writers---many of whom I now feel blessed to consider "real-life" friends.

In the coming days, I'll plow through the reusable Hillshire Farms sandwich box filled with the business cards of bloggers whose sites I want to explore, and will undoubtedly add many to my blogroll. But for now, the new Jimmy Dean alarm clock will be waking me sooner than I'd like....
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16 comments:

Laura said...

So much fun to meet the real women- or are you just "funnin" us and those are the wax figures?

Safire said...

So much fun to spend some time with you! Hope we can meet up again soon! :)

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I know you had a great time and you have some wonderful pictures to prove it. How fun!

FoxTwinsMama said...

Oh, I wish I could have gone! Another year, perhaps. I am so glad you had fun!!

Sarah Kimmel said...

Awww! I had SOOO much fun with you! Our room was a little piece of heaven on earth! Can't wait to meet up with you again sometime!

Musings of a Housewife said...

What a fun recap. I'm glad you had a good time. And that we got to meet!!!

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

Love the pictures!
OK -- what's written on your arm?

Goddess in Progress said...

So glad I got to see you! Mind if I borrow that photo of us for my post? I can just link straight to yours, no need to email it.

Yay!

Barbara Manatee said...

what a fun experience! can't wait to hear more about it!

Lolli said...

Meeting you was one of the highlights of my trip! Apparently, the pictures of US were taken on one of my roommate's cameras. :( I'll get them soon, I'm sure!

Elaine A. said...

You're so happy in all of these and that's what it's all about. Such a great way to meet our friends. Glad it was wonderful!! :)

cat said...

Oh I am jealous! But so glad you had fun. I would love to meet Tonya

blueviolet said...

I LOVED meeting you and I consider you a friend for life now too! I hope you're going next year so we can repeat the fun!!!!

Perhaps we can move beyond the wax in San Diego and work with sea life?

Anne DiNapoli said...

It was so nice to meet you. Great pics. That was one thing I wish I did more of...picture taking!

tonyastaab.com said...

Hey beautiful lady. So, so glad that we finally got to meet IRL. Yay.

Although, you know what I found funny, that we were in the MomSpark photo together and didn't know each other was there ha ha.

Nicole said...

Confession: I come back and read this post often (mostly because it shows up on my blog stats dashboard as an incoming link everytime)

Thanks for all the love at BlogHer.I really loved getting to know you, and I hope that we can room together again in San Diego.

(PS I thought that I'd commented on this post before, but apparently I hadn't. So here's my 3-month late comment)