Did you know I went to BlogHer?
And because I'm terrible, I didn't give you a timely recap that discusses the ways I grew as a person and how fucking amazing and wonderful and terrifying I found the whole thing. How I still can't believe that in that crowded, energized space, I found a place where I belonged, anonymous or not.
Instead, here is a recap in the manner of HEADLINES from newspapers in 1940s era movies:
SEE! all the wonderful people who honest to god are some of the kindest, givingest, generous people you will ever meet.
SMELL! Suniverse sweat like a whore during the People's Party and every other party because SO! CROWDED!
HEAR! Suniverse do a panel with the lovely Leslie from The Bearded Iris! Read all about it here, on the live blog!
LAUGH! at Suniverse's mad dash across a deserted train station with the lovely Angela Amman at 7:00am IN THE MORNING because the fucking jackhole cockbag cab driver left us on the complete WRONG SIDE of Union Station and if you ever want to kill someone in Chicago early on a Sunday morning, the Metra Station is the place to do it.
WINCE! at Suniverse's terrible fashion choices, which Alexandra kindly called "Traveling Knit Wear" while they sat together at the fashion show. I am shopping before the next one, for sure. It was too mortifying. I evidently have nice work clothes, nice evening clothes, and crap lounging clothes.
GURGLE! with laughter, listening to Suniverse read her mortifying mammogram post at the Listen to Your Mother Open Mic.
HUG! everyone who would let you.
CHEW! the actually pretty good food they have in Chicago and at the conference.
EYEROLL! at how ridiculous Suniverse was for walking around Chicago with her BlogHer badge for umpteen minutes on several separate occasions. TOURIST!
STRUGGLE! to figure out which of the minimal swag Suniverse copped that she would take home with her. Hint: Mostly books and nail polish.
BASK! in the delight of seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
BLUSH! at Suniverse's idiocy in not recognizing/finding/talking to people who she really, really, REALLY wanted to.
SHAKE! that ass with Suniverse by dancing and dancing and dancing.
I missed you all. I wish you were all there.