July 27 09

BlogHer is such a tease. Seriously.

It allows you to come to Chicago for 4 days to do things like:

perform the Thriller zombie dance for a crowd of people in a solo flash mob (which, you know, means I HAVE to have this shirt. I may even order this right after I hit publish)

wear a McDonald’s bag on your head


(shamelessly lifted from Metalia)

win a wii fit (sha-boo-ya)

receive my very first blog-husband proposal

overhear your roommate announce, “it’s been a long time since I’ve been with a woman”

eat cake in the shape of a unicorn (which, really, was all very Steel Magnolias, wasn’t it?) at what was, hands down, the best BlogHer party I have been to (thanks, MamaPop ladies)

eat at the Reagle Beagle. ohmigod. the Reagle Beagle. We NEED one of these in Toronto. or Atlanta. or Toronto.

have keynote speakers bring you to tears, the ugly cry kind and the peeing-in-your-pants laughing kind (lost tampons anyone?)

see the lovely Loralee become even more lovely.


help – and by help I really mean sit on my arse and eat swedish fish and other American delicacies – one of my favorite people Pleasant-ville herself up to win herself a trip to NYC.

watch Metalia wear her shirt as a dress and prance around singing songs about bags made out of Hanes t-shirts. She also does a mean song about celiac disease too.

wonder why people think Amalah is some sort of Islamic name, and how on earth someone could come to pronounce Alexa’s site as float-som

be an accessory to a fork, knife, and napkin theft (sorry, Ragu. No matter how I make it seem, it really was just an accident)

have a most excellent time hiding out at the awesome CheeseBurgHer party with some of the most excellent hosts (and you know, a slightly intoxicated but ridiculously hilarious Angella)

spend time with amazing, amazing people. PEOPLE I LOVE. (y’all know who you are)

accept the help from two very wonderful people who want to help with your oop-pay problem.

score a new DSi from the amazing Nintendo people on the top floor of the John Hancock building


take 3 of the best pictures to ever be taken EVER:

1. she was cute and she had a baby on her back


2. American Apparel. Fuck Yeah.


3. {insert YOUR caption here, please}


rest of my photos are on flickr, of course.

But, sigh, blerg, alas, BlogHer is just a big tease. I said it last year, and I’ll say it again this year. It just wasn’t enough. There were people I didn’t even get to meet (some who are practically going to be neighbors), some people who I didn’t get to meet until the end of the conference (I’m looking at you, miss chicky), and some people who I just didn’t get to spend enough time with (I’m looking at you, Heather and Mike, and oh, about 25 other people. well, actually, now that I think about it, we better make that 50)

I think the actual, you know, conferencing is getting in the way of the conference.

  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun in Chicago. I’ll be going there in a few weeks and I can’t wait!

    Love your site’s design by the way ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Comment by Buy Essay on July 27, 2009
  2. And so the flood begins. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Congratulations on being the first person in my reader to post a BlogHer recap.

    (Also: did you really win a WiiFit AND a DSi?)

    Comment by SciFi Dad on July 27, 2009
  3. Hanging out with you guys after the Cheeseburgher party is one of my highlights.

    I’m still laughing at myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    Miss you!!

    Comment by Angella on July 27, 2009
  4. Hi Ali –
    Not sure where you are moving in Atlanta but I’m also here and looking forward to hopefully being able to meet you.

    I live in North Atlanta – if you happen to be moving here let me know and I’ll help you find whatever you need help with (hair places ((joke from Anissa)) come to mind).

    Comment by Amanda on July 27, 2009
  5. Miss you already! Also, why didn’t someone tell me I had sweaty bang forehead?

    Comment by slynnro on July 27, 2009
  6. sounds like it was lots of fun!

    Comment by LAVENDULA on July 27, 2009
  7. I wish we could have hung out more! It was awesome meeting you. Let me know when you come to new york!
    .-= Maya´s last blog ..Get to Know Gemini-Girl (Blogher รขโ‚ฌหœ09) =-.

    Comment by Maya on July 27, 2009
  8. I’m pretty sure Adam’s face in the background of Casey’s photo is caption enough!

    Miss ya!

    Comment by Kristabella on July 27, 2009
  9. MWAH! Love you, loved seeing you, loved being in a couple fabulous pics with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by Lara on July 27, 2009
  10. I pray you ordered that Tshirt. I also wish I’d have been there to meet you!
    .-= fadkog´s last blog ..‘she has trouble acting normal when she’s nervous’ =-.

    Comment by fadkog on July 27, 2009
  11. The trip was fabulous, and I had such a blast hanging out with you girls. Safe travels the next few days, and I’ll see you soon!

    Comment by Darcey on July 27, 2009
  12. There will be another time to meet. Oh yes, there will be another time.

    Comment by Chicky Chicky Baby on July 27, 2009
  13. I did not get to see you near enough. And I really need to work on that ridiculously shy in person thing…great to meet you though!

    Comment by Kaleigha on July 27, 2009
  14. Fuck, I miss you!

    LMAO at Casey – and Adam’s face – THAT was just about the most priceless event all weekend.


    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on July 27, 2009
  15. I love the look on Adam’s face in the background of that picture. LOL

    It was so good to meet you. Wish we could have hung out more.

    And, you know, if you ever need a full time pimp…

    Comment by Miss Britt on July 27, 2009
  16. so i guess you totally missed me, right?
    .-= gorillabuns´s last blog ..filth =-.

    Comment by gorillabuns on July 27, 2009
  17. And why the fuck didn’t I get an entire post dedicated to meeting me and my awesomeness?

    Comment by Avitable on July 28, 2009
  18. You already know I had a blast with you, BUT. Did you know that apparently, Casey also knows the Thriller dance? DUUUUUDE. Think of the possibilities for next year!

    Comment by metalia on July 28, 2009
  19. We could have used the stolen napkin to wrap Kaleigha’s burned leg! Shaking my fist at you, Ragu!

    Comment by Rhi on July 28, 2009
  20. I bought that shirt for my boyfriend, no lie.


    Comment by Maria on July 28, 2009
  21. Did I just see you are moving to Atlanta? Seriously? That’s short road-trip distance from south Alabama ya know!

    Comment by Suburban Oblivion on July 30, 2009

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