You're Famous!!!

Apparently I am full of obvious statements, because I said this several times this weekend. As I am sure most (if not all) of you are aware, BlogHer '09 was in the heezy this weekend.

I "attended" this mother of a conference. And by "attended" I mean I RSVP'd to a few things and went to all the free parties I could finagle my way into. This weekend served to only whet my appetite and now BlogHer '10 cannot come fast enough. So, here's some of the fun that went down.

I was lucky enough to spend the majority of the weekend with Katie. I'm fairly certain she just kept me around for comic relief & inappropriate comments. I'm hoping I didn't embarrass her as much as I think I did. Honestly, if it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have been able to meet one of my blogging heroines (more on that below). Without giving too much away, I must say she looks quite fetching in a paper bag hat.

I got to see my gal Alice, whom I can safely say, I lurve MORE now (if that's even possible). She is now a must have at any event I attend. Funnily enough, she was staying with Pseudostoops, with whom I have a bizarre past connection with. Who knew that the vastness that is the blogosphere is actually a teeny tiny world?

As usual, any event I am involved in will include spilling and true to form, I spilled several times on several different people.

But! What is more important are the new connections I've made. I got to meet Sizzle, Nilsa & Lara; gals who were on my "periphery" but are now front & center. Honestly, I'm not sure I've laughed that hard in a while.

And OH MY GOD MOTHER OF PEARL, I was lucky enough to meet a few of my blogging heroines/idols.

Laurie from Punk Rock HR is one of my new favorite people (in real life, cause now I KNOW HER!) I am in awe of both her knowledge base and kindness to fawning, awkward fangirls. And she's hysterical, and little like me, and holy crap I need to fan myself.

Then!!! I got to meet The Bloggess. Can I just say OMG The Bloggess knows who I am. She's snortingly funny and didn't seem the least bit disturbed that I stalked her. I kind of can't say anything else because the whole thing is so exciting that I start to stutter.

And I got to hug Crystal from Boobs, Injuries & Dr. Pepper, and then I got to talk about boobs with her. I imagine it's like talking about hockey with Bobby Hull.

I'm sure that there is more to be said. But I'm hoping some other ladies will do it because, WHEW! I am exhausted!!! I have already started plotting for next year.

I call dibs on @animalcrackers to be my roomie!!!


animalcrackers said...

Yay! Now I just have to think of a blog title...

Dysfunction Junction: said...

Um, hello? I think we covered this.

1. Shit-Flavored Cupcake
2. Asparagus Rubberband
3. Cat Tally Denial

Done and done.

Alice said...

combined with me staring at bossy for like 15 seconds then shouting "YOU'RE BOSSY!" at her, i think we make a good pair.

Kim said...

I really want to go to Blogher '10. Hopefully I'll see you there!

Jamie said...

I went to the friday cocktail party - got to meet a couple good people, but wasn't sure if it was really my scene - maybe i'll risk it and attend nyc's conference anyway.

Dysfunction Junction: said...

Alice: it makes me feel better that you yell at famous bloggers too.

Kim: totally want to meet you next year!

Jamie: How do we live in the same town and yet have never met? Also, it's because you didn't hang out with me. Next year, we'll rock out together!

Crystal said...

Awwww, thank you for mentioning that we met. I always think no one remembers me. Or if they do remember me it's because I pissed my pants or fell on top of someone or something else equally cool.

LiLu said...

Oh wow, I can't believe you met Crystal! She's one of the first bloggers I ever read. Read: IDOLIZE.

I will be there next year if it kills me...

Sizzle said...

It was great to meet you! :-)

samantha said...

It was so great to meet you! Yeah for Chicago bloggers! Wewt!

:-) And I'm glad there are a few pictures of us floating around out there from CheeseburgHer. Such a wonderful moment to capture in time :-) Hee!