7/27/09

In no particular order....

I am NO Ryan or Amy, but here are my own little pics...


This is where you do NOT want to sit if you hate to fly. Make sure you let the person in charge of seats know this BEFORE you board the plane.


This is the propeller we all had to help start by pushing it with ALL OUR MIGHT.
If you're lucky, you'll be sitting by the WINDOW watching it, along with the landing gear, during your flight.



This was the BEST party I attended at BlogHer. It was a small group at Poppy's place in an intimate setting on a goreous rooftop! Notice Jen L? Notice Ms. Fussypants and her ADORABLE assistant?? Notice Poppy and CHRIS MANN? THE CHRIS MANN the incredible SINGER??? (I might or might not have ADORABLE pics of myself with all of these stars.)



If you have won the lottery, you might also attend a dinner party at an amazing restaurant with Literal Dan and his adorable wife, Stiletto Mom, Dee Marie, Jill, Sprite's Keeper, Raising Outdoor Dogs, and Unmitigated.



Aren't Scary Mommy and Barefoot Foodie the most gorgeous women ever? And what do you know, they are not scary AT ALL.


If you've died and gone to heaven, this MIGHT be the view out your window.


Or THIS might be another view out your window on the TWO MIILIONTH FLOOR. (or 24th.)



Do NOT go to this restaurant unless some amazing people gave you $700 to use at the conference. (And use it I did - on the best steak I EVER had...)

It's official: Money DOES buy happiness. (Can you spot Maggie, Meg, Sprite, Anymommy, Amy, Sandi, Jess, Ann, and Anna??? Braja was there - but she was on the phone at the time...)


I guess this unicorn was on the guest list at the Mom/Pop party.



I brought home a COUPLE of items. This MIGHT have been the swag that accidently took out the pilot of above-mentioned flight. I can't help it he was behind me. I thought I was the last one to board. (Maybe he hadn't read HIS itinerary...)



Tomorrow I will fill in the blanks, provide some dirt, and let you know about giving away this stuff. Bitchy and Sassy could not POSSIBLY want all of it.




Thank you again, everyone. This was one of the best times of my life. Well, besides my wedding. And maybe the birth of my children. Wait, the actual BIRTHS weren't picnics, now that I think about it....







89 comments:

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

It looks like SO much fun! I'm totally not jealous at all. Not at all. Actually, I probably would have peed myself if I'd have met all of you fab ladies in person.

Ann's Rants said...

Man, those kindergartners are really going to have to step in up a notch now...

;)

MommyTime said...

Great photos. I am so glad I got to meet you, even if it was only briefly. Next time, martini mamas need to share an actual martini. :)

Paige said...

I am so jealous! I am glad you had a good time, it sure looks like fun!

Keyona said...

Looks like it was a blast! Pass some of that swag this-a-way! LOL!

Maggie said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures! They're great! I'm glad you had a great time! =)

Ms Picket To You said...

i knew you'ld make that plane!

me? oh, it only two FOURTEEN hours to get home.

so nice to meet you for reals...

Joyful said...

Did you really have ALL of that stuff AKA swag in one bag? No wonder you almost took someone out.

Glad you had a geat experience!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Thank you so much for the pictures...I am glad you had a wonderful time..you deserved it!

Peace-Rene

Elenka said...

Thanks so much for the pix...yours were the first that I've seen from anyones blog that attended the watchacallit, convention.

Mango Girl said...

Looks and sounds like you had a BLAST! Can't wait to hear and see more... is that unicorn a cake? Oh my WOW!

Eternally Distracted said...

I don't know what was braver - Getting on that plane or carrying all of that stuff back with you!

Captain Dumbass said...

My wife thought I was looking at pictures of a world war II airplane. Hah. I'm glad you had a good time.

Vivienne said...

Jen Lancaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You met her? You had drinks with her?

Am. So. Jealous!

Maggie May said...

Add me to the jealous crew

anymommy said...

I adored meeting you. One of the highlights of the weekend. You are even more warm and genuine and fabulous than I imagined and I didn't think that was possible.

So glad you had so much fun!

PictureGirl said...

Looks like you had a GREAT time.

Joanie said...

I'm super jealous about the flight you got to take and the steak you got to eat. (I'm not the least bit envious of the unicorn cake, major craving I've had or no...)

Now, about having all those cool friends, can I borrow some?

Beth said...

That plane looked old and beat up. I would have been scared, too.

Stupid work. Didn't allow me time off so I could go, too.

His Sweetheart said...

The cake is super sexy!!

Fun fun fun, glad you had fun :)

Irish Gumbo said...

Salute!

A good time was had by all it seems. So glad you had fun, VM. :)

Michele said...

Okay, that's it. I'm going next year. You, Mary Anne and Jen are all raving about it. So glad you had a good time.

The Peach Tart said...

I am so there next year. I'm dying to meet all you COOL chicks. And...I want me some swag.

mo.stoneskin said...

I'm not entirely sure I believe those were pictures of your plane? Seriously? I'm more afraid of flying than I am of grappling with a giant squid in a deep sea crevice. Although, given a $700 steak I would do anything.

Brian Miller said...

thats awesome!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Can I hide in your suitcase next year? I'll be your butler, secretary, vallet, maid, etc.

Note to Self: Begin liquid diet immediately.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

WoW it surely looks like you had a great time and all the people you met! And since I live in Chicago, I already love it there. : )
Popping in from SITS to say Good Morning!

wfbdoglover said...

You met ANYMOMMY - Man, I'm jealous, sad and now depressed.....

Sprite's Keeper said...

So did anyone actually eat unicorn ass? I saw it get cut into, but no one eating it. That would have been a great shot. And I believe I have a shot of someone covered in glitter and a boa that MUST be added! Vodka, you set the bar with the swag! Such good times!(I ended up giving a good chunk of mine to MAW to give to Good Will..)

only a movie said...

I'm so glad you had fun. What an awesome adventure...

:-)

Frau said...

SO glad you had a great time...can't wait to hear the dirt.

DeeMarie said...

I'm so glad you made it home!!!! Great to meet you! MWAH!!!

2 Brits, 2 Yanks, 2 Dogs said...

I am jealous!

Kathy B! said...

WHOA!! Can I be you when I grow up?! That looks like sooo mcuh fun.

And you're lucky you didn't remove the pilots leg with that bag 'o swag!! That looks heavy!

Bobby G said...

YAY BLOGGER!!!!! Sounds like a blast!!!

Jeanne said...

I made your bloglist! Woo-hoo!

(Those of us who DIDN'T get to go to Blogher must celebrate the small victories.)

Looks like you had a great time. I'm totally going next year.

Maureen at IslandRoar said...

Money to go eat at a cool restaurant and bags of stuff?
Sign me up!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I am so glad that we had a chance to meet at BlogHer. The kindness and generosity of others is clear from your story and lady you so deserve it!

confused homemaker said...

Thanks for sharing the pics, glad you got to enjoy it & meet up with some cool folks.

And what's up with the unicorn? That's a freaking amazing cake...wonder what it cost...

LadyFi said...

Looks like fun! And that unicorn surely has escaped from My Little Pony's party?!

Twenty-Something said...

Damn girl! Thats a whole lotta swag!

Sue said...

It's so funny how we did completely different things there!!! Although, we were at the same unicorn cake party. And I am pretty sure I ate breakfast with you one morning :)
I love how you nicely arranged your swag....

The Stiletto Mom said...

There are no words for how in love with you I am and you know it! Also, is that a picture of me in your sidebar? I think I just fainted.... :) xoxo

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Thanks for making me feel like I was there. These photos are awesome. You were hanging with a lot of the people I would love to meet in person.

Laura said...

I don't recognize anyone. Except that unicorn.

Where the hell have I been blogging???
Uh oh.

Better branch out before BlogHer '10 in NYC...unless I plan on sitting alone with a unicorn (which does have some exciting possibilities, if you think about it...)

Sandee said...

I'm glad you had such a great time. What a fun group of ladies. I'll bet there's lots of dirt too. Standing by for that. Bwahahahahaha.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Suzanne said...

It looks like a great time was had by all!

Mrs. D said...

You got to party with Jen Lancaster??? WOW!

LPC said...

So glad you had fun. Jen Lancaster got to have dinner with you? Lucky her. However, I would have been in a fear coma for days after flying in an actual prop plane. Kudos to you for remaining conscious.

Lisa said...

I just knew the elusive Braja was there.

Diane J. said...

Ooooooohhh! Fun swag. My eyes are hazel, but the green is shining bright today. However, you deserved such a fantastic weekend. So happy for you and can't wait to hear all the 'dirt'.

Deb said...

wasn't it a blast?? loved seeing it through your eyes in this post. that was awfully nice to have dinner with the riff-raff at the steak house. thanks for the invite, by the way.

April said...

looks like you had a lot of fun :-) i would've loved to be at that dinner!!!

Caryn said...

It was so fun meeting you -- I am glad I bumped into you the first day. It was nice to see a friendly face throughout the weekend! I think we all had a blast and I am looking forward to being a regular reader of VodkaMom!

Scobberlotcher said...

Looks like a great time. :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wait! You actually got on a plane with propellers, not a jet! OMG-- No wonder you were scared!

Love the Braja was on the phone with you :-) It looks like you all had a blast!!!!

xo

The Seeker said...

Looks like you had a blast!

I hope one day I have a fairy godmother to send me to the ball... I mean blogher.

Amo said...

Maybe you should rethink your day job. I hear there's a lot of money in blogging... (Read Mary Ann's post...heh.)

It was a pleasure spending Saturday night with you! I can't wait to hang out more on here. :)

lizspin said...

I am sooooooo going next year!

Perhaps I can start behavioral therapy now to get over my fear of flying. . . and of heights. . . and water. . . and traveling alone. . .

Lynn said...

I just HATE it when I read the itinerary wrong.
It only happens when I am going alone because no one expects me to be in charge of the itinerary when they are with me!

I have been mixed up a lot.

Lynn said...

PS
Being mixed up is a hazard of spending too much time in front of an elementary school classroom.

Beware.

marathon mom said...

that plane looks way scary!!! Thanks for sharing your SwagHer!

Anna See said...

Woohoo! I'm glad it was so wonderful. I think back to a few months ago when you were feeling dispirited and miserable and you thought you might have to shut down the blog forever. SOOOOO glad you didn't let the turkeys get you down and you were able to keep on sharing your life with us. Was this weekend the icing on the cake?

Tell those girls to share some swag with us!

Desert Songbird said...

The only person I recognized is Sandi, but that's because I don't read that many blogs, and I'm not in the BlogHer network. I know of only one other person who was at BlogHer, and apparently you didn't cross paths with her (she was one of the hostesses of The People's Party, BTW).

Glad you had fun and got lots of freebies. BTW, what did you get from Scholastic?

The Nice One said...

WOW! Looks like you had FUN and got a lot of crap, too! I love that!

Tammy Howard said...

I am so glad you had so much fun!!!

Zip n Tizzy said...

Sounds Fabulous!

Glad you had a great time, and I can't wait to read more about it.

There was a Smith and Wollensky's around the corner from us in NY, and my SIL from AZ wanted to take us out for "Surf n Turf" while she visited us. We heard about the price tag on that meal for YEARS! Fortunately she was there on business, so she didn't was able to deduct it from her meals. It was her reference for years on why she thought we were so crazy to live in NYC.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I love living vicariously through you.

Crazy Charm said...

Shut up! You met Jen Lancaster!? I could not be more jealous of you. Also have I mentioned I have a serious flying phobia? Yikes!

WhisperingWriter said...

I am so jealous. That looks like so much fun!!

Paige Lacey said...

Looks like you had a blast. What a fun looking bunch! :o)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

awesome recap! I wish I stayed late night at Poppy's! We were just zonked!

and ANYMOMMY!!! I never got a chance to meet her! Waaaah!

Jan said...

I am quite jealous. Heavy sigh.

LiteralDan said...

Okay, I had a way shorter trip home (~10 miles) but you got way more stuff (by ~10 times).

I'm so glad I got to meet you, even if I had to wait till Saturday, and you know my wife was even more glad.

AB HOME Interiors said...

I am not sure what this event was for, but my heavens it looks fun. And the pics are great. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

looks like you had a great time!! well if you like that sort of thing. you know, other people and stuff.

the mama bird diaries said...

Those plane pictures are scary! Did they seat you under the plane for gosh sakes?!!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Well my goodness, it does look like you came home with a loverly haul!!!

It sounds like you all had so much fun, I may have to consider attending next year!!

blessings!

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Lucky duck!!

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Glad you had so much fun!

King of New York Hacks said...

I had to do a double check...but DAMN that plane looks old and raggedy !!!

stacy di said...

Looks like you had a blast! Great photos...

Barrie said...

THAT is a lot of swag! I am smiling and not being jealous at all. ;)

Gayle said...

I am finally getting caught up...your tale of the trip to the airport was too entertaining. I could see me making the same mistake. Oh, I saw Anymommy in your photo. Yea!! Glad you had a great time and didn't hide in your room.

Magpie said...

Such fun you had!

tamilyn said...

It sounds like you had an AWESOME time. It would have been a hoot to go. Thanks for the pictures and stories!

Cora said...

Totally jealous right now!

SSP said...

a mister potato head AND a boa?? now I am green with envy :-)

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