just a mild bit of craziness going on!

26 July 2009

So, I was supposed to have this finished and wanted to post this yesterday morning.  But that didn’t happen.  So a lot more has gone on since I started this.  But I’m only going to write this through Friday night and leave Saturday out of this for now.  A lot of stuff has gone on and I’m working through how exactly to write about it all.

I never thought I’d have so much going on now that I’m not working 40-hours a week!  I can really thank BlogHer for almost all of it.  There’s also some other stuff, personal stuff I guess… but yeah.  It’s really hard to believe that I’ve only been out for just a couple days.

Well, here’s a run-down of what’s been going on in just those few days.

  • I went directly from my last day of work to a networking event hosted by Webgrrls.  It was interesting to meet a lot of really talent women (and one man!) and to get some great advice from people who’ve been freelancing for a while.  Not-to-mention meeting another 20sb girl, Rabbit White.
  • I had a little bit of drama.  Some not so happiness, which I guess started early on Wednesday… I’m still dealing with it.
  • Played Mario Kart with Rachel & Jenn (and Rachel’s husband, Dan) rather than going to a huge cocktail party (that had swag).  This game was improved by three-way conference call.  Seriously, so much yelling.  Um.  Needless to say, Rachel owned.
  • Met one of my neighbors.  Well, he’s about a 7-minute walk from my place.  But it was a good visit.
  • I made a good outfit choice for my debut at BlogHer.  Not only did I look good — and get some nice glances (and occasional stares) from guys and gals — but Rebekah was able to recognize my vest thanks to some “WHAT DO I WEAR” tweets.
  • Received SO MUCH free stuffs from the BlogHer sponsors at the expo hall.
  • Had another change in plans for the BlogHer parties…  And I really want to thank Justine from Brand About Town for extending me an invitation to join the Nintendo Enthusiast dinner.  Horse-drawn carriages to take us to the Hancock Building… A great dinner up in the Signature Room on the 95th floor — and even more spectacular views of the city than I could even imagine… I got to spend the evening with my amazing friends and some really awesome other women.  Not to mention a great surprise at the end of the evening.  I am so very grateful for the opportunity to join this event and to be able to stay with my friends that evening rather than going off to parties by myself.  I was so taken aback, that I had tears in my eyes.  Top it off with another carriage ride back to the hotel with my friends.. Perfect evening.
  • Oh, I am so jealous that you went to BlogHer!! Sounds awesome!

    • I hadn’t planned on going originally…. but LobbyCon made it easier. I will say that LobbyCon was kinda weird. It’s just the first year that they’ve tried that, so hopefully future LobbyCons get better.

      But overall, yes! BlogHer was fun. Being with my friends is really what made it amazing. 🙂

  • That all sounds wonderful! Well, all minus the yuck stuff of course. 😉

    • Yeah. It really has been great. minus the yucky stuff. oh drama. … yeah.

  • You completely make me want to move to Chicago. =(

    • DO IT!! DO IT!!! Okay… At least come visit us!!! 🙂

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