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?? :)

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Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I thought that peculiar, too!

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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!

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Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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

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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!

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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!

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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!!!

xo
Kir

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Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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

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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.

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Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm

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

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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!

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Lavender Luz August 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Me, toooooooooooooo!

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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.

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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!)

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Marcie August 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm

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

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

Twas a pleasure, Marcie!

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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.
Judy

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

Thank you, Judy! So great to meet you.

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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!

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

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

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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 :)

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

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

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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!

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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

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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!

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mrs spock August 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

So what did Eden bring- Tim-tams?

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