Sunday, July 26, 2009

BlogHer Day 2 Recap: Photos

Ohhhh my. I'm tired. I'm really tired. I'm apparenly far older than I thought I was. It's a good thing this is only a two day (sorta) conference! But I'm so going to BlogHer10. THANK you to all the sponsors for all the fun they allowed from the various parties to the sessions and facilities -- and of course the way cool swag.

While I have no picures of my swag -- and it's all put away already, it was a really neat way to see and learn about all sorts of products that I might not otherwise use or come across. I'm STILL so bummed I was late to the SocialLuxe Lounge and just missed getting what was probably the most awesome swag, including a Kodak video camera that I would have really loved. I have no "real" video camera and haven't yet justified buying one. *le sigh*

Anyway, I do have a ton of other photos -- so enjoy the show, with commentary wherever I can. And where my sleep derived brain fails me, help me out with some identifications please!

Commentary on each picture is in Flickr but not showing up in the slide show. Grrr. Help?

I didn't make it to as many sessions on Day 2 of BlogHer as I did on Day 1, but there were some great ones. Unfortunately, there were also some really small rooms for some very popular sessions and large one for others. Lots of fun and socializing though, regardless.

And thanks to Weaselmomma -- I got a rather unique and fun experience and photo with Paula Deen. Yep, sweetest woman ever, even rolling down her window to my shock as the limo was driving away to wave at us. I wasn't expecting that at all (really, who would?) so the picture misses most of it since I had already turned it off and put it away.

Lots of way fun parties that night starting with the BlogHer cocktail party on the promenade where we had fun chilling out and enjoying the weather. We moved over to BowlHer after that which was hilarious. I managed to break my thumbnail on the first ball, as usual. They had some surprisingly good food though, and a great atmosphere. Finally, time for the famed Cheezeburgher party in the Presidential Suite that was crowded as all get out. I'd never seen cheeseburgers in a silver buffet warmer before, but it worked! Finally, we had an impromptu SeaMan party in the lobby until we finally gave up and went to bed.

This morning packing things up was a challenge, but I did it. Tomorrow you'll hear about my fun of getting home! But for now, I'm off to bed. I can't believe I really have to work tomorrow, but somehow I'll do it. Here's to more than four hours of sleep in a night!

And to think, BlogHer 2010 is still over a year away. Is it too early to start planning?


Mama Kat July 26, 2009 at 11:27 PM  

Wow it sounds like you had a blast!! I'm glad. :)

Mrs4444 July 26, 2009 at 11:47 PM  

These are great! (though I'd pay you take out that one of me with the cheeseburger-yikes!) I had so much fun with you, Michelle, and I'm so glad we don't live that far apart!! Thanks for being you :)

Swishy July 27, 2009 at 12:06 AM  

HOW! FUN! Soooo jealous :)

WeaselMomma July 27, 2009 at 7:04 AM  

You have some great pics I didn't even know were taken! I need to get my hands on some of them. I had a great time and you my dear, are a blast.

MaBunny July 27, 2009 at 7:28 AM  

still jealous - but not so much now - I've got a plan for 2010!

Melisa with one S July 27, 2009 at 8:28 AM  

Duh, it's NEVER too early to start planning. :)

Kori July 27, 2009 at 8:40 AM  

Looks like you had a great time. I so wanna go next year.

Bad Momma July 27, 2009 at 8:57 AM  

Thanks for sharing your photos. looks like you guys had a blast!

Roxane July 27, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

OH MY STARS!!! that really is Paula Deen! I am so jealous, I want her to adopt me LOL

septembermom July 27, 2009 at 2:05 PM  

You guys look like you had way too much fun! Thanks for sharing these with us. What a great way to get together and have some laughs and maybe learn a thing or two. Hope you get some well needed rest,Michelle!

Cheffie-Mom July 27, 2009 at 2:39 PM  

What fun! I came over from WeaselMomma's blog. Thanks for letting me visit!

Adventures in Mother Venture July 27, 2009 at 6:55 PM  

I'm glad I met you at Blog Her - you are groovy. See you next year in NYC (and, yes, I was also feeling quite old too - no more partying like it's 1999).

Michelle July 27, 2009 at 9:49 PM  

Mama Kat - Total adventure. And you'd sooo love this. Come next year!

Mrs4444 - Hey, if you want that photo out, it's out. Just give me the word.

Swishy - Yup, that about sums it up. You too -- come. You'd love it!

Weaselmomma - You mean like the Paula Deen one? ;) Did you get the photos I emailed you?

MaBunny - So what's the plan? ;)

Kori - Oh it was a blast. If you can find a way to do it, it's so worth it. Just to have a chance to be ME and not Mom all the time. It was really reinvigorating.

Melisa - Oh. Yeah. Right. Well, maybe not too early for us, but for others... I'm already rethinking that road trip thing though. Eighteen hours? Yikes!

Bad Momma - Of course! I think the one with your rabbit ears is on ummm Heather's camera? I wasn't smart enough to get mine out on Thursday night!

Roxane - Heck ya it is! And had she not been running totally late to start, Weaselmomma the socialite networked with her agent and had the hook up going. *sigh* Still, SO nice.

Kelly - Is there such thing as too much fun? Really? Getting sleep in my own bed last night was great... and I need to head out shortly so I can get up at 5:40 tomorrow morning!

Cheffie-Mom - It really was. Thanks for coming to visit, and come again! I need to go see her recap, too.

Adventures in Mother Venture - You are too kind! And YES I'll be there next year. We'll meet up again. You're a sweetie!

anymommy July 28, 2009 at 11:06 PM  

Wish I'd met you, but SO glad you had fun!!

Michelle July 28, 2009 at 11:22 PM  

Stacey - I know ... I'm bummed. There were SO many people and so much going on! Next year, right?

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