Ahhh, Bob- Bob who I'm pretty sure is not into women but I'd chase after anyway. This is the juncture in the conference where I wanted to ask Bob to take off his shirt and make his boobies dance, but alas, I was all tongue tied and just managed to make a little guttural noise that resembled a giggle and then ran away as soon as the picture was snapped. I may have muttered "thanks" or something like that but then I berated myself for a good hour about how I ate a chocolate chip cookie for breakfast and how Bob probably wouldn't approve. And the dorky cardigan? Damn it. I should have worn something slinkier and more ho bag-ish like stilettos and a shredded shirt with my bra sticking out. Unfortunately for me (and Bob) I left my shredded bra at home. Had I only known...
Then I met Giuliana Rancic from the E! Network. It's no secret that I am a Kardashian junky and since they are on the same network together, I can, with no qualms now say that through one degree of separation that Kim Kardashian and I are now BFF's. I told Guiliana how brave I think that she is for sharing her infertility journey with the world and she was very gracious and sweet and posed for a picture with me. However, there was one small problem. Guiliana is no less that 7 feet tall. She weighs probably 80 pounds soaking wet. In fact, I'm surprised that she can even stand upright because I'm not sure how her little legs hold her up. So- add that, coupled with the fact that I am short and a little pudgy and was sweating profusely and the picture was pure crap. Do you remember those talking trash heaps that were on that old show, Fraggle Rock? I looked like one of those trash heaps. A trash heap with a near nip slip since somehow my dress had gotten all twisted in my effort to shed all my bags to snap the shot. So I am burying that picture because it wrecked my self esteem. Instead, I'll show you my rendering:
Kristen Howerton from Rage Against The Minivan. She's an adoptive momma and we'd met several times before but never gotten to really talk. We stood in line together to get into a party so we got to gab about all kind of things. Kristin collects a little entourage wherever she goes because she's kinda famous. So I'm not sure who the girl on the left of this picture is except to say that she was a fan of Kristen's. Seriously- walking around with Kristen is like walking around with Bono. She's like the rock star advocate of the blogging world.
Christy. We connected on Twitter before the conference and she invited me to dinner with a big group of girls. Those women were all amazing and we had so much fun sharing meals together all weekend. It made the conference just a bit smaller and more intimate for me. Meeting great people and staying connected is way more fun for me than going to private parties and schmoozing with big corporations. Although, I ain't gonna lie- the swag from this conference is ridiculous and it's fun to come home with all of it and feel just a tiny bit more important that you really are.