Since I’m back in the comfort of my own bed and no longer stranded in O’Hare I can think fairly straight and look back on the looong weekend spent at Blogher 09.
I learned a few things about myself. And others. So it was absolutely worth the trip to Chicago. Actually watching Nichelle (@stylemom) demonstrate the Go Girl pee funnel was worth the trip to Chicago. But that’s a whole other blog post.
These are the seven things I learned while at Blogher 09 —
Women can be really shitty to others. Whether they have good reason or not. Yes, high school continues long after wearing that ugly cap and gown.
When people leave their home, they sometimes forget to pack common sense. Over swag. Wait til I find that bitch that hurt my Jenn. (@javajenn) And to blackmail the Crocs guy for a free pair is just so absurd I don’t think I can even touch it.
Vegetarian or not, the CheeseburgHer party is something that needs to be experienced. McDonalds hat wearing butler and all!
- I’m shy. And I would have stayed in my room longer than two hours after check in if Kelly (@mochamomma) didn’t hold my hand and introduce me to all her crazy beautiful friends. Some I followed on Twitter, some I had never heard of. All of them happily letting me join their conversation then and again throughout Blogher 09.
Sometimes the best conference panels are the breakout panels (Woman of Color — woot woot) or the impromptu panels that happen over a glass of Pinot Grigio under trees than drop sap on our “macintosh computers” (@ssmirnov, @jessicagottlieb) and the best parties are the after parties — Boom Boom Pow room 830! (@reneejross, @lolitcarrico, @stylemom @maggiedamnit)I have a hard time understanding why some women think its normal to bring their babies to afterhours events. Sling worn or not, that crying upset baby needs to be in bed at 10:29 at night. Not around swag hungry whores drinking up a storm and cussing like sailors. Yes, I said it. Yes, I’m judging. Take it up with me next year at Blogher 10 if you want!Girls just want to have should always have fun. Whether if it’s with tattoos, bachelors, unicorn cakes, pink feather boas, cardboard cutouts, recently signed recording artists or men brave enough to hang with the girls — Blogher helped us all have fun with friends we knew in real life and some we had yet to meet.
Will I be back to Blogher next year? Since it’s going to be in New York – my home town, YES!
I’m already planning a party and heard whispers @isabelkalman will be having one as well.
I am looking forward to welcoming bloggers to my hood and partying hard at Blogher 10 and dispelling Twitter rumors about myself afterwards.
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Next stop — Whuffaoke tonight @rshotel with Nichelle (@stylemom) and Sherri (@missmotorcade) Must support Tara!