BlogHer downloaded

August 12, 2010

in BlogHer

I’m a writer and words are the tools of my craft.

But they fail when trying to describe something like BlogHer10.  So I resort to using them in bullets, also not quite adequate. I offer here a mosaic of the people that made the conference so heady for me. In no particular order:

  • The blogger who brought me the most perfect gift from the farthest away: Eden (Addendum: Her sister is equally awesome.)
  • The blogger I will not meet again without a box of tissue: AureliaCotta (Reference.)
  • The blogger who let Tessa get a hold of her camera: Calliope
  • The blogger I was most likely to ditch the conference for in lieu of a Starbucks booth: Mel
  • The blogger with the most interesting hair, a connector extraordinaire: Kristin
  • The blogger I have the most experience rooming with: Sheri (Reference: she’s my sister.)
  • The blogger I traveled across the country to sit with even though we live 5 mile apart: JoAnn
  • The blogger who forgave me for mixing up her faux name with her daughter’s celestial name: Dora
  • The blogger whom I wished I’d visited a bridge with (Brooklyn? Manhattan?): Baby Smiling (Reference.)
  • The blogger with a smile that lights up the dark end of a hotel bar, and who just makes me feel good: Kir
  • The blogger who was influential in helping me to understand the complexity that is adoption: Claudia
  • The bloggers who welcomed me into their Bird of a Feather lunch conversation: Grown in My Heart (Michelle, Judy, Tonggu Mommma, Kristin, Marcie, Christine, Carrissa)
  • Did I overlook you? Let me know! My brain is still mushy with the travel and the catch-up.

Photos I’ve stolen from here and there:

W & Calliope, taken by Tessa!(from Calli)

Me, Eden, Mel, KateyPie at SparkleCorn (from Mel)

Sheri, me, Kristin wearing the purple at The People's Party (from Kristin)

Kir & me at ALI lunch (from Kir)

The fabulous ALI bloggers (from Eva)

BlogHer10 was fine, but THESE were the moments I came for.

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel August 12, 2010 at 7:10 am

How come I saw Colorado bloggers more in 3 days than I do around here?? :)


Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I thought that peculiar, too!


Heather August 12, 2010 at 7:31 am

You’re so….TALL! Good Night…I guess I figure the entire world is 5’2 like me! ;)

I’m hoping that someday I get to hug some of those same people too!


Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

It was the shoes. And the fact that I was walking on air.


Dora August 12, 2010 at 7:53 am

I come up to your chin. How cute.

It was great meeting you. And your gorgeous, charming children. I have to get to my own post, but damn it, my employer wants me to actually work!


Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Stupid job!

Can’t wait to read your take on things. So great to meet you!


Kir August 12, 2010 at 9:11 am

oh Lor!!! I had the best time just hugging you. It was wonderful to have your “aura” around me and I really wish you lived next door, I’d be over a lot. LOL

but the hug we shared was just what I needed to keep me smiling until we meet again. You make me smile everday just being you!!!



Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

I love that you speak of auras, Kir! My aura thought your aura was delightful.


Kristin August 12, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I am so glad I’m not the only one at a loss to express what BlogHer meant to me. I am just overwhelmed by the experience. Did you know that you were the first person I couldn’t wait to meet that I ran into? You and Sheri are so lovely and it felt so good to give you a big hug.


Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Likewise, Kristin. So great to finally meet you after “knowing” you for so long!


Quiet Dreams August 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

While I am super-jealous of all the BlogHer attendees, I am super excited about getting to meet you next month! Aieeee!


Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Me, toooooooooooooo!


Cheryl August 12, 2010 at 5:49 pm

And what would your bullet point be from the others you met, I wonder. Chime in Lav Luz Lovers!

Mine would be * The blogger who ALWAYS makes me laugh and cry and think and smile. The one I’m most proud to know.


Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Ah, Girlfriend. You make me think I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me! (Well you do, at least, and that’s awesome!)


Marcie August 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Aw, thanks for mentioning us! We would love to have lunch with you again!


Lori Lavender Luz August 13, 2010 at 8:16 am

Twas a pleasure, Marcie!


Judy August 13, 2010 at 5:45 am

Hey Lori,
Thanks for the mention! It was WONDERFUL to finally meet you! And congrats on the honors from Parenting and BlogHer. Well deserved.


Lori Lavender Luz August 13, 2010 at 8:16 am

Thank you, Judy! So great to meet you.


Mel August 13, 2010 at 6:51 am

I wish I could have come to your Birds of a Feather lunch. You met so many cool people there!


Lori Lavender Luz August 13, 2010 at 8:17 am

Oh, I wish I’d thought to drag you along.


JJ August 13, 2010 at 10:41 am

I love seeing all these recap posts and hearing what each of you experienced! Ill be hugging you in person someday, my friend–watch out :)


Baby Smiling In Back Seat August 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I know the perfect bridge for next year in San Diego…


sara August 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Looks like you guys had a great time! What fun. I liked seeing the photo of you and Kristin…very cool!


Erica August 14, 2010 at 8:26 am

I am really jealous. The conference will probably be 3000 miles away from me next year. This was my one shot! Boo


Sheri August 14, 2010 at 6:37 pm

I had a GREAT time at BlogHer…and especially liked rooming with you (and not being at the YMCA). :)

I was SO proud of seeing your name in Parenting Magazine and really enjoyed meeting your bloggy friends.

Thanks for a great conference and a wonderful vacation with our families!


mrs spock August 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

So what did Eden bring- Tim-tams?


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