posted by Amysprite
I wasn't sure what to write about the BlogHer conference, there were so many favorite parts.... but then I went to McDonald's yesterday (which I am pleased to report seems to be out of my system for the time-being-- I ordered a happy meal for myself but couldn't actually eat it because the insane sodium level burned my tongue! No doubt I will forget all this next time I am confronted with a delicious, chemical-laden, perfect Big Mac....) and was handed a sign. An auspicious sign. An uncanny sign.
Now, on most days, getting handed a happy meal box containing a lavender-maned unicorn would have me sighing, "Oh shit." As a chorus of boys in the back of the van would erupt shortly thereafter with "I DON'T WANT THAT! That's a girl toy!!" But today, the happy meal was ordered by me (and I probably haven't ordered one in years) and, more importantly, I was just at a party a few days ago where I took a picture of this:
And Friday was my favorite day of the BlogHer weekend. Friday was the day I was going to karaoke my ass off, (which you know, if you were reading before the conference) Friday was MamaPop's Sparklecorn Extravaganza. Friday was the Nikon party that I finagled a ticket to by working twitter like a gangster until it finally produced a ticket for me. So my expectations were pumped.
Remember that I had my schedule in place? That would be my party schedule, people, don't get excited that I was all organized about the conference in general. After the community keynote, which I cried so hard during, I resorted to using the tablecloth to mop up some of the drainage (sorry about that to whoever sat at that table the next day! *cringe*), I was going to go karaoke at the BlogHer cocktail party, then I was going to the Nikon event at 8pm and then the MamaPop party at 10.
Ann (Rants!) was putting together a dinner to go to with so many wonderful people, though, that I was forced to re-prioritize my schedule.... I mean, did I go to BlogHer to go to fabulous parties or did I go to spend meaningful time with bloggers I care about? So, I blew off the karaoke cocktail hour (sigh) to go out to an amazing dinner at Smith & Wollensky (omg, the steak was good! but, truly, the hash browns and onion rings were the best I've ever had. And, this might surprise you, but I fancy myself a bit of a hash browns & onion ring connoisseur ;) Right. I know you're not surprised in the least) with amazing people. I won't drop all the names, but Jessica from BernThis, Stacey from AnyMommy and Sandi from Lucky 13 and Counting were sitting around me and I couldn't have been surrounded by funnier, more beautiful, thoughtful, insightful, charming women anywhere in the world. Except, possibly, the other end of the table, where more fabulosity resided.
So, because of these amazing women that I am so grateful that I got to get almost three hours of unstoppable conversation with, I was late for the Nikon party. And I was okay with that. I get very uptight about being late most of the time, but I was so blissed out from dinner that I wasn't even bent about missing my karaoke opp. So I ran out to catch my limo to the party. Here's a pic of me, myself and I riding the lonely ride to the party.
And, I swear.... this post will not get posted today if I keep going. So I will post again this afternoon. I will leave you for now with this disturbing image. I felt a bit like Voldemort, tearing into the unicorn cake at the MamaPop party, but oh was the cake delicious....