I apologize for those of you who are Up.To.Here. with BlogHer, but I have to do two post-conference posts. But two is where I’ll draw the line. Seriously.
And now, without further ado, I give you…
My Favorite BlogHer Moments, IN BRIEF
by Melisa with one S
*Starting the weekend off by grabbing Sue from O’Hare and Weaselmomma from her house, then meeting Mrs4444 at my house. Sue gave us homemade bracelets which included “Be yourself” charms. Great reminder!
*Listening to the Community Keynote on Friday evening. A roller coaster of emotions…we laughed, we cried…ugh. And poor Mrs4444 had no tissues. But apparently nobody at our table had any tissues…I can’t imagine we would have let her do this otherwise:
*Spending a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon (Oh, was I supposed to be in sessions or something that day?) with some of the old Cre8Buzz gang (Colleen, we really should have had you get in front or something. Geez!):
Two of us went up to the top of the SEARS Tower and out onto the Ledge; four of us found a dive bar not too far from there that was serving $3 Patron margaritas.
*Discovering that, when I gladly accepted the invite to go with this fab group, I forgot that I was supposed to meet Tim Gunn during this time. Oops. But no regrets: the memories I have of the afternoon far surpass what I would keep in my heart from meeting Tim for two minutes (sorry Tim, nothing personal. Holla at your boy.). As it turned out, my girl Sue went to take some great shots of him for me and also managed to grab a headshot. Hilarity ensued when I (maybe because of the 4 margaritas) didn’t notice that the tagline that was signed on the photo was NOT the correct Tim-ism “Make it work!”; it said “Make it happen!” Because Sue signed the photo for me. Awesome. I’m going to keep it forever:
*Discovering that, honest and truly, Michelle and I are just as much alike as we have always thought. Besides the personality
flaws traits that we share, we discovered on Saturday night that not only were we wearing the same shoes,
*Taking this photo of Colleen from Wine, Please (I totally think it should be her new avatar, don’t you?):
*Attending the BowlHer party. SO FUN to hang out with Sue, and C-squared (Colleen from Wine Please and Colleen from Mommy Always Wins!)
*Attending the infamous CheeseburgHer Party in the Presidential Suite. I even put a bag on my head, which is something I swore I wouldn’t do. But it was fun! I might wear a bag on my head more often! (wait, that doesn’t sound right…)
*Filling up the Weaselmobile with my stuff, Weaselmomma’s stuff, Mrs4444’s stuff, and Sue’s stuff; I was worried about the tires on the van but ever so grateful to Mr. Weasel for saving us from a hellish train ride attempt.
I could go on for days (don’t worry, I won’t). I enjoyed the sessions that I attended and came away with some great information and food for thought. I am loaded up with almost more swag than I can handle. I have tons of business cards filled with information on people and blogs that I totally want to check out, and will. (My Google Reader is going to feel as fat as I do at this moment!) I can summarize my weekend by saying that it was all about the experiences I enjoyed with people. My friends. My blog sisters.