Home from my first BlogHer experience, and have just been processing for the last few days.
I came home and promptly turned around to go to a concert with Jamie, and then quickly fell asleep to wake up to deadline time at work, so I've been swamped busy for almost 2 weeks straight, with barely a moment to breathe!
But, *exhale* I'm working on it!
The question everyone I've been talking to for the last couple of days: “How was it?”
The short answer: “Amazing.”
The longer answer: “Interesting. Not what I expected, but not necessarily only in a bad way. There were highs and lows, but I had a fantastic time and met (and hugged and danced and drank and toasted and cried and laughed and walked and pedicabbed with) some incredible, inspiring women.
The longest answer: Will have to wait for another post, because I'm still working on that one.
But, two obvious highlights would be the TWO items I crossed off my Bucket List this weekend! (Disclaimer: One of them isn't currently on the published list; it wasn't really a “thing” when I first made the list in 2004, and now that #3, “See a shuttle launch life,” is a non-option, I've swapped it out. I'm OK with that, because it was TOTALLY worth it!)
So, what are the two?
Well, first off (although not chronologically) “#28 See my name/self on the Jumbotron”Jamie had gotten me tickets to the MUSE 2 concert for my birthday, and Wendy and Toby were able to help schmooze us up to the SIXTH row! Seriously! Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne were so close, I could have thrown stuff at them! Over the course of the evening, we found out later, I was shown on the big screen at least once, maybe more… Wendy was on it four times that we know of, and Jamie caught a glimpse of me. So that's cool, right?
And the second one, the replacement #3? Participate in a flash mob!
(Huge thanks to @JennyFeldon for sharing her video with me! It's the only one I show up in! LOL You see me enter at about 1:10, in a black cardi with a B & W striped top… I'm off to the left.)
I will absolutely write more on the amazingness that was #OperationGlory, but I wanted to share this ASAP! 🙂
Elaine A. says
From what I can see you totally rocked it. All of you girls did! WOOT! It was great.
Excited to read more about what you thought of the conference…
I can't wait to hear more about it!!!!
you're awesome, I'm so glad BlogHer was awesome too….plus you're checking things off your bucket list and that's SUPER!!!!!!
Coffee Lovin' Mom says
Holy crap! I always wanted to be in a flash mob – lucky!! You must be the tall one right? I will be back for the rest of the story of course..
Too cool, Lizz! I saw the flashmob from the front on SITS and had wondered if that was the one you were participating in at BlogHer. So glad Jenny shared a viewpoint that shares you! Good for you for checking off some fun Bucket List moments! :>:> Looking forward to your next BlogHer post!
Wow, the flash mob was great and looked like so much fun!!
Kim @ Mamas Monologues says
That looks like so much fun!