Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Lonely BlogHer Club

So, the BIGGIE blogger conference, BlogHer, is about to go down and many fun people are going... but not me. Now, I am not all that fun, but man, I hate to be left out.

I want to know, from those of you who won't be participating in the secret handshakes, late night mojito drink-a-thons, or trying to get your photos snapped with the likes of Amy from Amalah and Alice from Finslippy (who, btw, I would totally stalk if I were going and if someone cared enough to get her (Alice) saying, "Hi, Kristin" with the video feature on their cell phone, it would slightly make up for the fact that I am not going...) just what your plans are for July 28th and 29th. Should we meet in a chat room and say snarky things about our Internet friends? Should we pretend we don't care and act all bored when they return to post the funniest. things. ever? Should we hunt each other down and go out together to buy cute shoes? Cute shoes are important, but how dynamic of a post will they make in comparison to the madness and experience that is BlogHer?

I will be on O'ahu so, if anyone wants to throw down some Mai Tais with me at the Outrigger Canoe Club, email and we'll hook up.

BlogHer - Island style. I'm liking it.

And, Lord, people, you know I am kidding and that I am just totally jealous of the FUN! Well, except for the drinks... I am totally serious about meeting for a drink.

29 comments:

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Oh man, if I was anywhere near Oahu, drinks would be on me! We would have such a partayyy we wouldn't even be able to spell BlogHer!


(Bwa ha! The funny thing is that I had to type that damn word three times and I haven't even had a drink yet.)

Pass The Torch said...

Well I'm not going to the conference, but I'm thinking either BlogHer OR Oahu would be a step above where I'll be that weekend.

Wisconsin.

Melissa said...

I am all for the internet chat/bashing thing. I am not going to blogher. But I will be in Colorado on a blogging hiateis (sp?), so I guess it is a mute point. Have fun in Hawaii. Maybe next year we can both go. ;)

HAHAHAHA, the word verification has the word Poop in it. HAHAHAHAHA.

Bonnie B said...

You're going to Oahu and you even care to think about BlogHer.
What the heck is BlogHer anyway? Is it sort of an unveiling of woman behind the mask? You know lots of people, saying things like "Oh so that is what you look like. I always thought you were a man."

Kidding. But they have blogger conferences? That is kind of funny to me-- aren't we all supposed to be a little anonymous?
What kind of excuses must be going around to get there?
"Honey, I have to go to Colorado because Brokeback Mountain ruined Montana for me-- no you can't go. It's just me and the girls, but don't worry. None of us know how to fish."

jennster said...

i am excited to go, but i would be MORE excited if you were coming.. or if i were going to hawaii for a freaking MONTH! i will miss you! SUPER DUPER miss you! will you blog from there?!?!?!!

Tori said...

I too am very sad not to be Bloghering...
Will they still love us... on their return...?
Boo hoo...
And anyway 0' Island Princess.... it's not like you'll be slumming it is it....?
unlike me who'll be jerry-rigging a 50 year old trailer to try to accomodate our huge family on a one thousand mile drive to Montana with two dogs, and one hell-of-a crabby husband who'll look at me with the "I told you so" look everytime anything goes wrong....
yes, oh Aloha-a girl.... we will drink a toast to you.... somewhere in the desert in Utah, whilst Dave changes the tire and the car overheats nicely at the side of the road...
Cheers...
Wish we could be with you....

mamatulip said...

I'm not going to BlogHer or Hawaii (and I've *always* wanted to go to Hawaii).

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Sounds cool, have fun.

Nikki said...

What? Just because I'm cleaning my gun doesn't mean I'm going to shoot people who go to Hawaii for a month in a jealous rage...What?

((snicker))

I'll be in to deep of a depression on 28 and 29 to really worry about it.

I hit the big 3 2 on the 27th.

(sigh)

Will you drink one for me?

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Can't wait to read about the great conference from all of the bloghers out there, and read about your trip to Hawaii. I'll echo Jennster and hope you blog from there.

Lisa

Mommy off the Record said...

I just started visiting your site, but would have liked to have met you. However, did you say you'd be in Oahu that weekend. OK, who is jealous of who now?!

ciodude said...

Enjoy your island time. Bring me back some red sand from the red sand beach!

Oh, The Joys said...

Blogher? Noooo ho ho. I'll be hearding eleventy million cousins into one canoe at a family reunion. Oh, yes. The joys.

Angry Dad said...

As much as I'd love to go to Blogher, I don't think they'd like some stalking male Aussie running around going "Oh My God - Jennster" etc etc etc and then screaming "But Where's KRISTIN?!?!?!"
Seriously though, can't wait to hear about the Oahu and other Island adventures. Hope you keep blogging on!

Becky said...

i'm way jealous i can't go to blogher this year. especially since i'll be in that area the week after!!!! but i know we'll have so much fun reading about all the stuff and looking at all the pictures. yay!

Kevin Charnas said...

I'm getting my things together right now. I'll meet you there. I'll bring the advil too.

Johnny said...

One of these days, we've got to run into each other in Hawaii! We go there every two years.

Jenny said...

You name the chatroom and I'll be there.

Stephanie A. said...

We're meetnig for lunch and having a mini-BlogHer here in STL with some St. Louis bloggers. I don't think it was meant to be the same weekend as BH, but it really should be lots of fun.

YES- please post from Hawaii. You must, Kristin, you must!

Jenn said...

I'm sooo bummed that I'm not going!!! It's not fair!! Why can't it be in NY or somewhere on the east coast!!!

Although I think being in hawaii would make me feel better about it!

Wendy said...

Well, I'm definitely not cool enough for BlogHer, so I'll just be staying in my dark room staring at a computer screen.

Please have a mai tai or 2 or 3 for me:) I love O'ahu and wish I could go again soon.

Anonymous said...

I have wondered how the "big bloggers" will handle all the attention? Do you think they have bodyguards to keep the C list bloggers away?

mrsmogul said...

I was in Oahu when I was 11, and that;s when I got my period!!!

Not going to Blogher either. It's okay..I guess there will be a lot of postings after that

Mrs. Chicky said...

Damn! Hawaii is even farther than San Jose! I will raise a drink to you, my friend, on that weekend and I will smile with the thought that I'm not the only one not going to Blogher.

For the record, I know I'm not the only one. It just feeeels that way.

Recovering Wino said...

Wish you were going..would like to meet you!

Jodi said...

There is some kind of blogging fundraising thing going on that weekend as well. I have vowed to send dorky emails to Cp of "oxymoron is not an idiot with zits". she is raising money for pediatric AIDS. I am not computer savy or I'd link you up there!

have fun in Hawaii.

Petite Mom Blogger said...

I'm not going either but I think I would rather be in Hawaii for a month rather than be at blogher for 2 days.

I'm looking forward to all the stories and learning more about everyone though.

Melissa said...

I am not going, but I wish I was!

Andrea said...

I am missing you in Hawaii by only a couple of days!