Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Aftermath of BlogHer '08: Let's slam Mommy to the ground

My desk is covered with 87 business cards that I received from other bloggers. 87. They told us to bring cards. Lots of them. They were right. I can't wait to check out all 87 blogs. And I will.

Unfortunately, that appears to be some distance from today. You know that expression...Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned? Well... hell hath no fury like children whose mother went off to a BlogHer conference. They have been THAT bad. Oh, so bad, my little darlings, little chickadees of vengeance. I've been tested so many times I'm beginning to feel like the latest shuttlecock designed by Bad Ass Badminton Devils -a.k.a., BOY & GIRL. Is my forehead stamped with SUCKER? Apparently so... We'll just call this The Aftermath of BlogHer '08: Let's slam Mommy to the ground.

But, before I get back to the reality of long overdue housework, making lunches, and stuffing myself with chocolate, I'm going to leave you with a couple of pictures ...perhaps, so that I can better remember what life was like this weekend as it is fast becoming a distant memory.

I know you want the goods. Unfortunately, my camera only took 2 pictures. So, I'm going to send you to other blogs to get the goods. Stephanie from Bad Mom claims that I wasn't saying naughty words in the bathroom. That's because she's the naughty one. The sexy voiced Kellan from On the Upside put up with me for hours and days and nights. We both were incredibly excited to be at BlogHer yet missing our children... The chic Kelly, who is also a pilot, from Don Mills Diva has lots of pictures of the weekend on her blog.

Here's a picture of (L to R): Kellan, Kelly & myself in the hotel lobby/bar area.



And here I am with Andrea from Pass the Zoloft, Liv from madness, madness i say; and Christine from Flutter. We were all drinking iced tea ...JACK O'CLOCK and lying on top of each other sitting demurely BIG FAT LIAR! in some delicious little dive bar called The Gold Dust or some such.
And now...if you'll excuse me, I've got blogs to go discover and chocolate to gobble. The coast is clear. BOY & GIRL are, for the moment, in dreamland ...plotting my downfall.


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29 comments:

g said...

have a jack and don't worry! They love you and are happy you're back!

g said...

Whoops I meant jack and coke.... sorry!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Kids and dogs both make you pay!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Oh! I saw pictures of you and read nice things about you on Kellan's blog! And so I came to check you out. Yay for you!

I hope those children let up tomorrow!

Take care. And nice to meet you!

Jennifer H said...

They had all those days while you were gone to think of naughty stuff to do! (Quick, find the chocolate and don't let it out of your sight.)

You look fantastic!

But I'll see your BlogHer '08 and raise you an I-can-have-lunch-with-Christine-any-old-time-I want. So there. :-)

Of course, I can't wait until I can have lunch with you, too!

Angeline said...

Though there were just 2 photos, your smile tells all the fun you had!

It was 'break-free' time for the kids, weren't it?! *laugh* I hope the laundry was done, if not, I can't imagine the pile!

Jen said...

Were they trouble for E? Poor man must be exhausted, you know, doing what you do! ; )
Yes, read those 87 other blogs, but don't forget the rest of us, okay?

Karen MEG said...

The kids must be so happy to have mom home!

You looked wonderful in every picture I've seen of you at Blogher, just beautiful!

Glad you had a good time; and remember to take some breaks while reading those 87 blogs ;)

Madge said...

i call that period of adjustment after a trip the reentry --as in reentry into my real life. as in when they kids get revenge.

guess what? the length of it shortens as they get older. my ten year old? now he just gives me a big hug and he's all good.

just wanted to throw a little bone out there to you, a little glimmer of hope.

Fowler family said...

Fun to hear about this conference. I've never heard of Blogher. Bet it's good to be back home. Welcome back!

Lisa Milton said...

There always is that debt, huh?

Take care, JCK. You are fabulous.

(Stephanie said so. She'd know.)

Kizz said...

Kids are usually willing to take a chance that you'll be so happy to see them again that you'll completely forget the natural order of things.

Good luck! Thanks for sending us to pictures.

Immoral Matriarch said...

It was so much fun right?? You are absolutely beautiful - did you ever break out the fishnets? If so, I'm sorry I missed them. :)

QT said...

87 new blogs? That is definitely going to take awhile. I have no doubt you can do it, tho.

Love the pics - you are so cute!

Manic Mommy said...

I say this with all the sincerity of a life-long Red Sox fan: Maybe next year...

Then I can lie on you while I drink.

The kids'll get over it. Or you will.

flutter said...

you can come lay down on me any time you want :)

furiousBall said...

hey i know those two pretty brunettes in the middle of the last picture

Professor J said...

chickadees of vengeance. I love it.

All Adither said...

I've been with my kids for too many hours in a row. I'm dreaming of a weekend like Blogher right now.

Suzanne said...

I'm really struck by the cards you gathered, look at the variety of designs that were chosen...that's what I'd love to study, how each person chose to identify themselves or their blogs or whatever they are marketing by their business cards. Fascinating!

In the meantime, I know your little darlings are really trying to let you know how much them missed you in their own sadistic little ways....enjoy, it's a sure sign of how much they love and missed you!

Manager Mom said...

Be strong... your littles may be vengeful, but they have fleeting memory.

Welcome back! So many links to check out.

happygeek said...

You didn't think they wre going to let you off scot free did you?
Glad you had a fabulous time!

Rima said...

That's the beauty of children. They're all, "Oh, we'll let you go to the conference, but you'll pay, woman!" It looks like a lovely time - I'm really glad that you got to go!

merlotmom said...

Not only do you need to worry about your children plotting their vengeance - i did NOT see my card on that pretty looking desk of yours AND AFTER WHAT I SAID ABOUT YOU IN TODAY'S POST. Shame on you JCK - Harumph. I've got to go twirl my moustache.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

You were able to capture a LOT in just those 2 photos.

phd in yogurtry said...

I went meandering to your links and almost couldn't find my way back to comment! Hoping to hear how your investigations went. And yes, those darling kiddos. Mommy.Must.Pay.

AZMom said...

LOL I am leaving next weekend for a scrap convention for 3 days. I can only imagine how much I am going to be tested when I return. I *almost* feel sorry for hubby while I am going to be gone...*almost* LOL

Mama P said...

Ah, nice pics. And your kids are just showing how much they miss you. Been there - done that!

jen said...

I'm so happy I met you and got one of your cards - your blog looks wonderful and I can't wait to explore it more (I think we sat at the same table one day for a meal - sadly I can't remember which one).

Last night was the first time I looked at any of the business cards I received and began exploring all the new blogs. There just doesn't seem to be enough time for the mothers...

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