Saturday, July 25, 2009

Big Giant Beans, Big Giant People, Big Giant Bloggers

(Edited because I couldn't upload pictures from the conference and without them, the title of this post makes even less sense.)

So I'm here in Chicago. It's exhaustingly fun. So far, I've met Mr. Lady, Suebob, Rachel, ChickyChickyBaby, Fairly Odd Mother, Suzanne from CUSS and Kerri. Well, I've met Kerri several times before, so I don't know if she counts, but whatever. We've hung out.

Big Giant Bean

We went to see the big chrome bean in the park, which was super shiny and very cool and very shiny and slightly nausea-inducing to look at. Also? Shiny. Did I mention shiny? Did I mention I forgot my sunglasses? Yeah. Shiny. Ouch.



Big, giant people.

I've spied, from a distance, Bossy and Sweetney and Her Bad Mother but I was too chicken to go up to them and say hello. I'm lame like that. And I fear rejection. (And those would be the Big Giant Bloggers....)

I can't seem to get pictures to upload. A zillion women accessing twitter and blogs and facebook makes for a mightly slow connection, but I will try to do it when I get home. Or maybe on my layover in MPLS. Mission accomplished.

I'm having a great time. I'm also so hungry I could eat my left foot. One cannot exist on appetizers for three days, no matter how tasty they are. I believe Rachel and I are going to hunt down some real food tonight before the CheeseburgHer party. Poor Rachel kept waking up all night because she was so hungry.

Now I'm off to meet The Hotfessional (squeee!!)....

It's been inspiring, this conference. I have a slew of cards from women whose blogs I've never heard of and I'm looking forward to checking them out. It is just so cool to meet all these great women I've been reading for years and finding new people to connect with. So fucking cool.

19 comments:

ourlittlefunnybunny said...

Sounds amazing and overwhelming all at the same time...I'd love to go next year in NYC but...we'll see! Glad you're having a good time!

Kim said...

Hey, at least you and Kerri are still out and about on Saturday - I retired to my hotel room suffering from acute bloghaustion!

I love your site - who did the design? I will be linking to it under "Patients of the Blogosphere" on Emergiblog!

Blog on! : )

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Awesome! Have fun and eat some real food!

Hugs!!

Karen said...

I'm so glad you are having such an incredible time!!! But what's up with the food - LOL. They need some real food. ;)

I'm determined that I'm going next year!!

Lara said...

Was so lovely to meet you and have dinner! I hope you had a great time. :)

Ree said...

You squee'd about me??? ;-)

Loved meeting you sweetie, and hugging you and hanging...

Poppy Buxom said...

Loved meeting you, and was so glad you could make it to my clam bake. But I still say your avatar is misleading. Almost as misleading as mine.

Heidi said...

SOOO jealous! Hope you had a fantastic time! Can't wait to hear more!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

So great to meet you! It still cracks me up that you remembered the cookie money. And, I now owe you $2! LOL----I'll give it to you at Blogher '10, kay?

shot in the arm said...

I met you outside...I was the one with Lara trying to find you from about 30 feet away hehe. Nice to have met you :)

Opinionated Gifts said...

Looks great. I love Chicago.

You have just about convinced me to attend next year, easy since its my home town.

Jill said...

I cannot believe I didn't meet you!!!! **banging head on desk**

Next year!!

(@charmedimsure)

Dea said...

I wish I'd thought about the fact that BlogHer meant all my online bloggy friends would be HERE, in MY city! :( Glad you had fun - I'm so bummed to have missed you!

CaraBee said...

Drat, I missed the big giant bean. I did meet lots of big giant bloggers, though, so we'll call it a successful trip.

rae ann said...

hey, if i'm not on the EC (in which case we'd promptly meet and become fast, co-dependent friends), i'll see you next year. either way, we're gonna meet, face to face, in the next year! wahoo!

so glad it's been a good time for you!

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

I had been thinking about you all weekend and wondering if you were having a good time and hoping you were!

So glad you did.

And to answer your question from yesterday! Yes! Yes I am going to NYC next year.

talesofmy30s said...

I've caught up on my eating, apparently, according to the scale.

Sara said...

It sounds like so much fun. I am trying to talk myself into going next year (I mean NYC, right?!) but I fear it will be one of those times where everyone knows each other and I don't know anyone. It's not like that, is it?

Scott K Johnson said...

Dang - that is one shiny bean! Haha!

Were you in Mpls long? We could have had coffee or something! Although, you may have been pretty worn out. Next time!

And I have to say - I'm SO in touch with you on the blog reading. I feel so behind!