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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
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Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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The she-blogging shindig.

So! Are you going to BlogHer? I’m going to BlogHer! If you’re there, will you say hi to me? I promise to say hi back. Maybe I’ll even say other things, too!

Not only am I going to BlogHer—I’m also speaking. Like, officially. On a panel! With this one! And this one! And this one will moderate! To distract everyone from the inanity of whatever it is I’ll be spouting, I shall wear nothing but pasties and lederhosen. And oven mitts. On my feet.

I’m a little afraid of this year’s conference. There are so very many people going that I want to meet--way more then there were last year, when there were already way more people to meet than there were minutes in the conference, and I spent the whole time weeping and laughing and weeping and laughing at the same time while drinking beer. This time I may go into complete overload and simply throw myself to the ground and thrash about, shrieking. If this happens, I beg you--take no pictures of the me-spectacle. Much as I may horrify and delight.



Reader Comments (75)

OKAY, LOOK!All you people who ARE going to BlogHer are making me weep into my keyboard over the total and utter lack of BlogHer-ing in my life.THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR THE KEYBOARD.Or me.So I've been wouldn't be entirely unreasonable to just insist that y'all just stop talking about it, would it? You could go to discussing it by email, which would be just like high school, when the cool kids passed notes about where the party would be, then giggled and looked at me with feigned innocence.*sob*I fun.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKira
Definitely going and will definitely say hi. I'll be the grandmotherly type looking a little defensive, due to being overwhelmed and all.

I'll bring my own oven mitts and will attempt to disabuse you of any inclination to wear pasties, unless hooked onto the oven mitt loop or hung over the ears.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLin
OMG I wasn't even thinking about it and NOW YOU'VE GOT ME SO EXCITED! AAAAAAAAIIIEEE!

Flickr is going to explode.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Kennedy
Not this year. Maybe next year!
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjody2ms
Not going, but very jealous with all these descriptions of pasties and oven mitts-- might I be so presumptuous as to recommend taking time out from the busy beer drinking schedule to go to Tapioca Express on E San Carlos St. right by SJSU? Because it's the only thing I miss about living in San Jose (well, that and Lee's sandwiches, but that's farther from where BlogHer is happening) and I really miss it kind of a lot all the time.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterpseudostoops
i will be there. and i will be armed with a camera. HA!
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjennster
I'm so stinkin' anal retentive I've already sketched out my schedule:, I will be there to read about your radical self.

Like Jem, I didn't get skinny. In fact, I packed some poundage especially FOR blogher!

July 7, 2006 | Unregistered Commentersanders5
oops ... that was suebob, not jem ... sorry.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered Commentersanders5
I will be there, probably weeping and laughing myself. But I'll try to collect myself long enough to say "hi" before the emotion overtakes me again.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterNancy
I'll be there - with a solemn promise not to stalk you or any of my other faves. :)
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
I guess I don't get the big deal. Not about you speaking on a panel, which is cool, but about BlogHer in general. I'm not much of a joiner, and I'm happy sitting at the misfits' lunch table, so, y'all have fun!
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterwix
I wish! I'd love to go but cannot. Sad to miss the thrashing. The drinking. I am an awkward hugger but sad to miss that too. Also, the talking of you radical women. Start the revolution but feel free to sign me up in the guerilla warfare part of the list. I can bring fruit salad. RADICAL fruit salad.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterozma
Hey, here's another idea besides the blog-buddy system I mentioned earlier... What about a kind of big-sister/little-sister thing? Huh? Where all you "it" bloggers adopt a newbie or two and mentor them through? Huh? Huh? Good idea?

I need to go to monster dot com and search for jobs in think tanks. I could do that all day... just spew out dumb ideas.

Adopt me, somebody. I'm needy.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJust Linda
Just Linda, you are cracking me up. Where can I sign myself up for adoption?

Anyway. As surreal as a women's blogging conference can sound to me, I am going. I wish we all had yearbooks to sign.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered Commentersupa
It's just as well I can't go, I'd get into trouble for trying to touch the hems of people's garments.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
I'll be there! I'll be the one with the hat on that holds two cans of beer with straws directly into my mouth. Just so you know.

C'mon SheBlog! Weeeeeeeeeee!
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterlena
I will be there and I promise not to stalk you. Too much.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered Commentercagey
F-ing hell, even though I know the way to San Jose (from any f-ing SFBA freeway) I will not be going to BlogHer. I will instead be installing a ceiling fan or some such nonsense. Have a wonderful time, Alice. I am really looking forward to all the recaps from everybody. And I will try very hard not to spontaneously combust from envy.
July 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLetterB
Oh, I wish i wasgoing! Maybe next year...
July 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDIANE SHIPLEY
Hey... I just realized if I were going I might be able to give birth at Blogher! I will be 9 months pregnant, so for some silly reason, I have decided I better stay close to home.

But how cool would it be to give birth among a huge group of female bloggers? Mrs. Kennedy could help me with my breathing and relaxation, Dooce could tell the nurses and doctors to "fucking do something about my pain," Sweetney would be in charge of the mood music, Melissa would be in charge of sobbing at the beauty of it all, and Alice... hmmm? What would you do? Hold my hand?

Come to think of it, maybe I will venture there for labor and delivery.
July 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterImperfect Mommy
Not this year, because by the time it seriously occured to me to look into attending, everything was booked! Next year, I'll know better.
July 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterVelma
I'll be the one in the corner, quietly sobbing.
July 8, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjess
I swear it I'm going next year. We just made a cross country move, so it didn't seem like the best idea in the world. Have fun, and don't worry. I'm sure you'll be lovely, even if there is thrashing.
July 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Jo
I'll be there, throwing my owndamnself to the ground and thrashing about as part of my role on the panel next door. I'll try not to make too much of a din.

Looking forward to meeting you!

July 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterChookooloonks
I'm totally there.
July 8, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjes

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