Monday, July 27, 2009

What I would have missed if I was at BlogHer '09 ...



Well, this and getting the shelves installed in my office closet. (I've always been a cheap date). Or taking Annabel on her first trip to the laundromat to find out that she's more like me than I realized: LOVED. THE. LAUNDROMAT. She didn't want to leave.
Although for me it's the smell of detergent and dryer sheets; for her it was helping strangers pick out working dryers and running around with the funny clothes carts. I also learned both Annabel and Silas can put together the wooden train tracks (Something I have trouble doing) and the profession of surgeon might be within reach for either of them, as well.

I know the BlogHer conference is more than angst, swag and public/private parties where people get to rub elbows with the top brass of influential blogs ... it just never sounds like it from the post BlogHer posts.

Why is that?

9 comments:

TZT said...

I think too many people find it inherently easier to kvetch and be clever than joyfully effuse and be clever.

The posts do seem especially complain-y this year, though, don't they?

Glad your weekend was productive! I got another wall painted in a seemingly endless wallpaper stripping/painting project. I planted a hydrangea and cleaned off my deck so we can sand it and reseal it soon.

Kcoz said...

I guess I forgot how much fun a laundromat could be for a child...I remember playing around in them as a child, we had one down our street. Good place to hang in the winter.

Great pictures! I also like the add for the tool boxes,

"bout time i got to click on somthen i like"

Later...

Xdm said...

I did want to go. Once. Maybe the first year? I thought it would be fun to meet people. After that? Not so much. I seek cool people out when I travel and hang with them in their own environs -- developing a relationship with them outside of all the hullabaloo and hurt feelings. You are on my list. You know that.
xo

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I stayed away from all the drama but I guess the drama is what makes for better posts and tweets--- it really was a cool event. I mostly hung out with a few people I really, really was thrilled to see, got to meet a lot more, didn't see some people I wanted, and tried to soak in as much as possible.

toyfoto said...

I'm glad you had a good experience, FOM. You and X, are both on the list of bloggy people I'd like to meet, too.

Also, Kcos; I clicked on that toolbox link too. Totally want to get a rolling cart tool thing-y instead of a cabinet for the kitchen.

Xdm said...

Jiminy Crickets:
http://www.amalah.com/amalah/2009/07/blogher-part-one.html

Oh, and by the way? You have a Scientology Ad on the left of this comment. Right above the Question, "IS my husband gay?" Um, no. Not if he thinks he is a Scientologist.

toyfoto said...

Mom101 alluded to the baby bash incident in her post. I love how at the end Amalah had a wonderful time anyway. Really? Really!

And GAH! totally missed the Scientology ad. ... it's not showing up on this browser. I swear, I love coming to my own dang site to see what my words attract through Google.

jennifer said...

The negativity ruins it for me for a week or so after BlogHer EVERY YEAR and i have been to EVERY ONE! I went to 3 awesome panels, the keynote speakers were FREAKIN' amazing and I was apparently drunk and or oblivious to the swag frenzy and other crap until I got back and read about it. I should take a 1 week interwebs vacation after blogher, the autopsy afterward totally harshes my mellow. It was my favourite BlogHer yet.

I would LOVE to meet so many more fabulous people that I have yet to hang with. *hint hint*

toyfoto said...

I'm totally humbled by the readers/writers who come here. I hope to one day meet every one of you.