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BlogHer downloaded

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.

The View — not on Clomid

When Melissa, Pamela and I spoke as infertility panelists at BlogHer08, I joked that we were like The View — on Clomid.

Well, two years later I get to be a Brand Ambassador for The View. NOT on Clomid. I mean, I’m not on it, Whoopi and Joy aren’t on it, I bet Sherri and Elizabeth aren’t on it, and you can bet Barbara isn’t on it.

See that new badge I have, down there, on the right? It gives me di.plo.matic im.munity. As an ambassador, I can park wherever I’d like and cannot be arrested for any crime.

Wait. Maybe all ambassadorships are not created equal.

What this ambassadorship will give me is the inside scoop, which I will share with you either here or on my Facebook page or via Twitter.

On tap for the coming days:

  • Today’s show features Chandra Wilson of Grey’s Anatomy.
  • Wednesday’s show will have Victoria Beckham co-hosting.
  • On Thursday, John Lithgow visits from his Broadway show, Mr and Mrs Fitch.
  • On Friday, Sherri goes behind the scenes at the Westminster Dog Show.

So. What do YOU think of The View? Do you watch? Which of the ladies share your view, and which, uh, not so much?

Disclosure: I am a participant in a MomCentral campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other the View branded items to facilitate my review.

Post script


How can 35,000 rabid dedicated Democrats be wrong?

Oh, BlogHerand BlogHer voters. I thought you were on the right track for the location of BlogHer09. If Denver is good enough for Michelle Obama, Hillary and Oprah, you’d think it would be good enough for 1500 witty, smart, sassy, awesome blogger chicks.

But apparently Denver was beat out by these finalists: Philadelphia, Portland and St Louis.

So, dear readers, help me find the silver lining in my loss.

Who do I know in/near Philly? My friend E (who blogs so surreptitiously that she won’t give me her URL) is one. Speak up if you’re reading and in the Philly area.

Who do I know in/near Portland? Excavator, Ms Planner, and….who else?

Who do I know in/near St Louis? Let me know if it’s you.

While I’m sad that Denver won’t be the Chosen City for 2009, I am most disappointed that I’ll miss the chance to make you each a mojito to enjoy on my deck. (Tip of the hat to Luna.)

Image: I See What You Mean, Lawrence Argent, artist, Denver.org.
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