Sunday, August 2, 2009

Blogger Conference Tips

As the old saying goes,

"You know it's going to be a great trip when someone is rocking a Snuggie on the plane."

(actual pic from my cellphone)

Not sure how I swam up from my Xanax stupor to think to take a picture, but...yay, me.

So. Chicago. BlogHer '09. Henceforth known as "Vodka-tea-palooza '09."

I had 8 "break-out sessions" earmarked for attendance over the weekend. I made it to 2. Barely.

The problem being the slacker-tastic discovery of "Chicago Burger" on the bottom level of the Sheraton, where me, my roommate Lisalicious and Tenakim took our waiter Manny's advice and tried some vodka teas.

You would be AMAZED how many free drinks you can get if you have Lisa's cleavage with you. I am taking her with me when I buy my next car.

Anyway, if you attend a blogging conference, here are my tips:

#1. Decorate the outside of your door
A. Dorm-esque wipeboard
B. Blog logo names
C. Stolen conference sign

#2. Definitely ride the Quaker Oatmeal smoothie-generator bike on the Expo floor
#3 Keep track of your bathtub gangsters or they WILL get in trouble

#4 When in doubt, ALWAYS choose cocktails with your girls over conference meetings.

#5 Go to the city's gay district Saturday night instead of the bowling party.

#6 Sunday morning erase all photos from Saturday night.


Miss Yvonne said...

OMG, I think I have the same underwear as that guy!

Lizzie said...

Great advice!!!!

Loukia said...

This was an awesome post on BlogHer! I'm so excited to go next year... good times!

McMommy said...


Erin said...

Thanks for the BlogHer tips...I will be sure to use those if I have the chance to go next year! :)

Rachel said...

Looks like you had fun. :)

Anna Lefler said...

Oh, whew. I've been looking high and low for my cherry underwear.

At least I can rest easy now, knowing they went to someone who appears to truly appreciate them.

I love a happy ending.



P.S. So awesome to meet you at BlogHer! You rock.

Susan from down the street said...

Okay, Skinny,
Sounds like you had a great time and met some great friends...despite not going to many events. Did you get the free stuff that caused the nasty behavior that I have read about?
Your friend,
the blog lurker

Formerly known as Frau said...

Partying like a Jersey girl should! I want to hang with you next conference!

Cathie said...

See Chicago is uber fun! I will never leave my state! Did you get to see the "bean?"

kristi said...

So if that guy was wearing your underwear, were you wearing his?

so glad you rocked Blogher!

Laila P said...


Tenakim said...

Now- Lisa totally busted my balls about that pic of you gals with the buildings in the back, but I think it worked JUST FINE! LOVED LOVED LOVED hanging with you and Lisa- it was the best!

♥ Kathy said...

hahahahahaa that was totally cool!

Lindy said...

A RED snuggie?

Come on! There were 3 color options and this person picked red?!?!

Lisa-licious said...

This post takes me right back...Can someone take me right back? For real?

I miss you so much!!! More than the Vodka-tea!

Too much are we going to top it next year?! I'm thinking we will find a way!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a blast!

Susan said...

Gotta love it when someone sports a snuggie in public!

Looked like fun.

the mayor said...

I see somebody has learned about all the fun things while in Chicago! Vodka tea poluza says it all.

You know what tells us you are the Queen? That you brought bathtub guy along and he found the perfect spot.

Annie said...

What fun! I heart Tena! I also love tea and vodka....hmmmm...

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I am jealous of your dorm door. And THANK YOU for validating the OKAY-ness of drinking with your girls instead of going to teh conference sessions. And NEXT TIME, I hope to have more to say to you than, "Nice to meet you". Still, it WAS nice to meet you.

mom of many said...

Okay, elaborate on the tea and vodka, please! I'm kinda a newbie at this vodka thing and hate the taste of booze, allergic to wine and beer (I know, boo-hoo I have to stick to the hard stuff) and am looking for good mixers. Is it iced tea? Flavored or what? Sweetened? Details, PLEASE!

Sue Wilkey said...

Mom of many: I am here to help. It is called "jeremiah weed"
and it tastes like sweetened ice tea.

So yummy - just pour on ice, you won't even realize you're drinking alcohol.

Tell 'em Manny sent you.

mom of many said...

Thank you! Like my kids need another, "Mommy had just a teensy bit too much" story but, hey -- what happens in the kitchen, STAYS in the kitchen. Right?

.jimaie.marie. said...

haha!! i freakin love this post!
i need to get my hands on that vodka tea!!

The Nice One said...

Those are fabulous them!

The Mom Jen said...

Fun! If that guy is going to sport those undies he needs to um..take care of bizness!