July 23, 2008

Blogher 08

Once again I am back from the Blogher Conference. Third time is the charm perhaps? Well, maybe.
I loved it. I love it every year for different reasons. Let's see

1. The food this year at the cocktail parties--pretty darn good
2. The food at the breakfasts-tasty but umm some cereal or eggs or something other than pastry would have been much appreciated. (Loved the unconference breakfast--but a meatless egg sandwich would have been preferred) Hated the lunches. Sorry.
3. Loved having it all under one roof...so nice to dash up to the room to drop off/grab things
4. Loved seeing Amy Gahran, Drowning In Kids, Carmen again (and you too...but I rot at names) and meeting all sorts of new people, but not enough people.
5. Got kissed by Badger. Umm yeah. I don't do kissing. really. Against the rules.
6. I spent a lot more time in sessions this year. Loved.
7. Should have spent more time talking to folk...really miss the gather in a semi quiet casual atmosphere that say San Jose had. Too easy for me to need to escape the crush of the cocktail parties and be done for the day.
8. I will feel better next year. The migraine/exhaustion that would not end combined with tummytroubles-not good for encouraging my limited social skills.
9. I missed bringing the boy child SO MUCH. Yes, it was easier in some ways to not have him there. In other ways, not so much.
10. I wanted the girl children there. Middle school girl...sigh...she loves Blogher. She would love learning about what these smart women think, do, struggle with, more.
11. Thank you to everyone who let me ramble and to everyone who let me dash off distractedly.
12. Thank you to Lisa, Jory, Elisa, the Jennys and everyone else who let me see my incredible woman in action and in context.


Always Home and Uncool said...

Exposing the boy (well, not in that way) would have been a step forward for equality. Cheers.

TW said...

He went last year and LOVED it. He is severely disappointed that he didn't get to come this year.

badgermama said...

What about a little bite? Would that be worse?


I loved meeting the boy too last year! And loved his sketch of the panelists with creative additions!

agnes said...

It has become a bit of a tradition after the BlogHer conference for me to sit and read as much as humanly possible about the conference--the overwhelming good and the smattering of less good.


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