July 21, 2009

BlogherNot!

Okay, people, raise your hand if you're not going to the Blogher Conference. Go ahead, higher. I'm counting. One, two . . . five . . . ten. A whole ten of us are not going to Chicago for the annual Blogher soiree.

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling rather like that time all my stoner friends went down to Baja without me because Mom and Dad were being all paranoid about the fact that there were no responsible adults going. Ga-ah! They just loved making my life hell on earth. If it wasn't for them, I'd have lost my virginity much sooner. Probably.

So, I'm thinking that those of us who have to stay home and miss out on all the partying in the Windy City get together for our own blogger's conference. We'll call it BlogherNot, an unstoppable cyber force.

Oh, wait! Holly's on TV. Holy shit, she just threw off all her clothes, and now she's jumping on some guy. Ohh, baby, it's a detective. OMG, they're . . . Wonder where her Get-Yer-Shit-Together Angel Earl is? Is he witnessing this steamfest? Heh, heh. My girl has no shame. I love her.

Okay, commercial.

Whaddya say? Meet here Thursday night? We'll form our own panels. So Fragrant Liar, why do you blog? Because I must have constant attention, of course.

BYOB and some Fiddle Faddle, 'kay?
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40 comments:

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Count me in. I'm feeling left out and bummed because I've never been but always wanted to see Chicago. And how cool would it be to meet so many bloggers in one place. Plus i could have probably picked up a tip or two instead of learning everything the hard way....

I'm going to go see what time Holly is coming on over here.

TSannie said...

Wish you would have come to the VA Blogfest. It was better 'n anything!

@eloh said...

I'm ass backwards, as usual, my daughter will be here visiting from...where?...Chicago.

Amy said...

Screw the Fiddle Faddle. I make homemade caramel corn that will make you want to take your bra off and swing it around your head. (Of course there are a few of us who will do that without the corn...)

I'm with you. I'm jealous. Screw Chicago. (I like my caramel corn with a side of bitter.)

lovelyprism said...

I'm new to blogging, so I'm not even sure what blog her is, but when I looked it up it was tres expensive. So I will be ... oh wait... I am going to Phoenix.
What'd ya think of Holly's new wings?

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm up for it. But I don't know who Holly is, so can we watch Deadliest Catch instead? You know me and TV.

MamabearMills said...

ill be here! fuck it! lol.

♥ Braja said...

I'm not anywhere near anyone, of course, but I'm also on the move then.....I'll tell you on my blog later.....can't be bothered typing twice :)

Rebel Mother said...

Ha! Loved that bit about your parents and virginity!

I've visited Chicago - really flipping windy, messed my hair right up and got blown all the way down to the lake!

Have fun either way RMxx

daisyfae said...

chicago is only 6 hours from me by car, and i'm not going... i'd rather eat carmel corn and swing my bra around my head with some rowdy girls!

The Peach Tart said...

Hell who could resist an invitation like this? I haven't swung a bra around my head in years since I really need it to keep the girls lifted and separated.

Count me in.

I have Holly on TIVO and will watch it tonight.

AirmanMom said...

love this! But, I'll be fishing at the beach on Thursday night.
If it is a blast, please hold a blogher-not next Thursday night...when I'm home!
Great idea!!!
~AM

Not The Rockefellers said...

Hey I'll be here in Monsoon, NH...
Count me in!
What should I bring?

Peace -Rene

♪♥♫Tracy♪♥♫ said...

I just got to Norway there's no way I can go to Chicago. Anyway, my blog is private and nobody even knows me lol! So I'll hang out with you all, if that is cool ;-)

nothingfancy1 said...

Fiddle Faddle! LOL That takes me back!

I'll bring the Goobers and the Dipsey Doodles.

Heather said...

Also feeling left out and decidedly uncool and unhip(per than usual) for not going to BlogHer.

Do you know they have *swag* there? Sob.

So, count me in for BlogherNot! I've got some homemade chocolate chip-peanut butter chip cookies I just baked to bring to the party! :D

Angie Ledbetter said...

Making the pralines right now. No kids or spouses, right? :)

darsden said...

No, I don't get to go either and feeling the same way you do. I still want Our own come to Braja convention! How fun would that be!

(you really have a thing for Holly does YOUR new man know...what am I saying..ALL men jump at the chance for a double duty)

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I'm with you... BLOGHER NOT! Someone somewhere must be making money off that deal. Wish I could have gone to the VA Blogfest but found out about it too late. Hope to next year.

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal

creative kerfuffle said...

thank god i'm not the only one who is not going to chicago. the bitter part of me wants to make fun of them for drinking the kool aid and falling for such a ridiculous idea. the other part of me is a totally green jealous monster. hmmph.

Gaston Studio said...

My hand is raised 'cuz I won't be in the Windy City either.

DVR'd Holly and will be watching that fab girl later today.

Mental P Mama said...

I'm in!

blissfully caffeinated said...

Last year some of the gals, I wish I could remember, maybe Mommy Pie and Bejewell, did a whole BlogherNot extravaganza the weekend of Blogher, writing snarky posts and whatnot. I thought it was a great idea then and it's a great idea now. Probably if I was going to Blogher I wouldn't think it was a great idea, but since I'll be at home curled up in a ball, sobbing, during the People's Party, I think it's an awesome idea.

Pastor Sharon said...

Count me in. . . I'm a couple hours, maybe three from Chicago. I started blogging in March. . . didn't know there was such a convention. HOwever, when I went to check it out, the cost was over the top!!!! People must buy a portion of a condo to attend or else they give you the best-ever gifts and treats!
I'm not bitter. . . however, I would love to join your BlogherNOT group.
Now about the twirling bra. . . if I and/or when I do that, people in my house think I've turned the ceiling fan on high!!!!! LOL!
Holly really has you bedazzled, huh? How she stays that fit. . . who knows?
Talk to you soon!

Wunderwoman said...

Count me in, too.

foxy said...

Hahahahaha... I'm in!!

Under the Influence said...

NOT going to BlogHer, but dammit, next year I am IN.

The Wife O Riley said...

I live here and I'm not going. I just don't think I would fit in with professional bloggers. I haven't been doing it that long.

Madame DeFarge said...

I've been to O'Hare airport, but I don't think that counts. I'm up for it. Then it'll be an international conference.

dana said...

Back when I first found DOOCE, I got so damn jealous of all the money she made blogging and all her readers, and all the conventions. (even now I wonder WHY she became so well read.....I mean, just LOOK at her hyperactive kid that she always wrote about) Now, EVERYONE blogs which would just make a BLOGHER convention nothing more than a Woodstock free-for-all.

I'm all for a BLOGHERNOT get together. As long as we promised not to blog about it.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

My hand is raised. Not going.

Will be getting together with some of my favorite San Diego bloggers tonight though. That counts, right?

:-)

Gayle said...

Ya, I'll be home in Alaska in my 80 degree weather clueless about BlogHer. Wait, I'm clueless most of the time anyhow so I guess this won't be any different.

Doreen said...

yes I was watching that also! shock she was totally naked. what did you think of her tattoo?

you ever BlogherNot in Michigan let me know.

Alix said...

Make that eleven.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I'm in! We should really do this. WE could do it on twitter.

blognut said...

Want to hear something really pathetic? I LIVE 40 minutes from Chicago and I'm not going to Blogher. :)

Suzy said...

I think most bloggers don't go as there are only about 1000+ going. I've got to check out the downloadable blog, that is COOL.

Michele Renee said...

I am late to the Holly watching party. If I start watching next week now, will I be able to catch up?
I will bring homeade salsa to go with those Coronas.

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

Just catching up from the last few weeks, so apparently I missed the NlogherNot gathering! How was it? Must keep reading...

grace said...

I'm sorry you didn't get to go! It was...intense. Next year is in NYC, which should be even more intense (and bigger).

That being said, I'd come to your BlogHerNot conference in a second!