Monthly Archive: July 2006

BlogHer 2006 – Almost as comfortable as getting an enema 11

BlogHer 2006 – Almost as comfortable as getting an enema

So. The Alpha Mom interview. Sigh. Here’s the story: Leah Peah was asked by Alpha Mom to do interviews of various bloggers. How in the hell I got on the list, I’ll never know, but I was so excited when I got the email from her regarding it, I might have peed a little bit. I’m sure I called everyone I knew to say, “GUESS WHAT?! I’m being interviewed!” I’m kinda regretting that move now, because they’ll be expecting the link when the thing goes live. And I am thinking I’ll reveal that about the time I reveal the circumference...

BlogHer 2006 – The Bastard Child of the Hyatt Family 24

BlogHer 2006 – The Bastard Child of the Hyatt Family

Dude. Have you heard about the hotel we stayed in for BlogHer? Bah. Now – let me go on record saying two things: 1) I love Hyatt. I have never met a Hyatt I didn’t like. The one in Knoxville used to have a giant Christmas tree of Poinsettias and an elevator that went outside. 2) The Hyatt at San Jose was perfect for the BlogHer convention. It had the facilities we needed and the catering and the rooms all in one place. All of that said? Strictly speaking of it as a hotel I happened to stay in this...

BlogHer 2006 – If I had a chance with the microphone 56

BlogHer 2006 – If I had a chance with the microphone

As many of you have read over the last few months, there has been a lot of analysis in the blogosphere of the word and the act of “Mommyblogging.” Are you a Mommyblogger? Is that a bad thing? What if you don’t write about your kids? What if someone uses it as an insult? What do you call yourself besides Hott Sexy Mama Who Blogs? I have a short attention span and stopped caring about that debate/topic about the time I discovered that I can play games on my cell phone. Well, I went to a Mommyblogging panel at BlogHer....

BlogHer 2006 – My Traveling Nightmares Realized 15

BlogHer 2006 – My Traveling Nightmares Realized

I am still processing the insanity/inspiration/beauty/thrill that was my BlogHer 2006 experience. Until then? Why don’t I relay to you the awesome experience I had traveling across the country with and infant. And by awesome? I mean that I may need intense therapy before I’ll ever take a plane trip with NikkiZ again. FRIDAY: We got on the plane to Atlanta pretty easily. Between that and NikkiZ sleeping all the way to Atlanta, I was incubating a false sense of security about how the rest of the traveling would go. “This is easy!” After landing in Atlanta, we had to...

Still another quickie (Edited to add more randomness) 6

Still another quickie (Edited to add more randomness)

Eventually I’ll finish the long and meaningful post about Blogher and what it’s like to meet or be around women who have inspired me or moved me or simply changed my life with their writing. Until then? More of the minutia surrounding the event. The hotel was a little, um, used to say the least. And my room did not have a bathtub so I had to shower with NikkiZ and that was ROUGH since babies get so damn slippery when they’re soapy and wet. Some people are WAAAY cooler in person It is fun having your make-up done by...