I have a million things to blog about. My computer is totally broken and I am crying angry tears and I kind of want to call Dell and complain but I know I'll just end up on the phone with some Indian guy named "Frank" who will put me on hold for 56 minutes and use up all of my cell phone plan time. I am borrowing Luke's work laptop but seriously? His keyboard? It's the worst keyboard I've ever used. Am currently SLAMMING my fingers into the keys and only every other letter shows up. How does he use this every day? Anyway.
I went to BlogHer.
I got very little swag (seriously WHO CARES?) and totally took my baby to cocktail parties and listened to someone sing "You Oughta Know" karaoke style and hung out with some very lovely cool people and had a good time.
I am so so thankful to my roommate Steph and friend Beth for their genorosity and encouragement. I never would have gone to Blogher without them. And I mean it. The whole thing was planned and executed at the eleventh hour.
I am not going to analyze the event as that has already been done TO DEATH.
I will say that I was very intimidated and homesick at first. And that I have had a bit of a knot in my stomach ever since arriving home, worrying that I made a bad impression. I have a knack for talking way way way too much when I feel like I don't know people well enough. I think I might have done that.
I will also say that in my experience, what you see online? It's very accurate. The people I liked online I liked in real life. I was not disappointed. I spent a LOT of time with Meagan Francis who I will from now on think of as the big sister I never had because she shares many hilarious and random quirks with me. And nearly the same color of hair. And she starred as Kim MaCafee in her high school's production of Bye Bye Birdie and I'm not even making that up.
I also got to hang out with Beth and Steph and Sarah and Heather and I met and saw almost everyone I wanted to (though many in this "met and saw" column would have ideally been in the "hung out with" column) and that and that alone was worth the drive to Chicago.
One thing I did learn? My blog name is ridiculous and way too hard to repeat out loud. Watch for a move to a .com name that will knock your socks off. And I only say that because Luke came up with it and I love it and it's perfect and I will be excited to tell people I blog at ________.com.
It was something.
An experience for me and my baby and I'm glad it happened. Now I need to catch up on laundry.
I will leave you with the only shots I took of Alice and Ivy, if you can even believe it. They were so incredibly cute together. They followed each other around the hotel room and had little baby clapping parties where one would start clapping and then the other would clap too and then they would sit there all cute and girly-like, clapping together and looking at each other. I have a feeling they are going to be friends.