You know how I said I wanted to drive to San Fran? And you know how you keep seeing all those blogHer buttons and talk? And you know how it’s in California at the end of July? I had this brilliant idea. I will DRIVE to BLOGHER! Yes! I’ll grab my mason jar, pack up my pride and head out. I’ll just be brave and not mind that some people think I (and/or my blog) suck. I won’t mind that there are writers so much more worthy of meeting other people in the real world or that I’m a blip on the blog screen. I’ll go! I’m compulsive like that.
So, anyway, I email Mari and say, “Yo! You live in California, right? Wanna get together?” And then I think of all the people I know in California. We could meet up! OH MAH GAH.. we could all crash Blogher with our witty ways and zits and non-prom-queenlike-ness.
Then I can get a call on the phone. Our SUV (damn the SUV) needs a timer belt. Are you aware that these are not cheap? And it also needs another 500 dollars of maintence because we neglected it in the wake of moving and whatnot. The first thing I think is, “Oh, crap, there goes my road trip.” The second thing I think is, “DAMNIT. I’ll NEVER get to meet my bloggy bitches [insert sad sob like 5 year old here].” It’s really all drama and tears, isn’t it?
If I *ever* have a chance to meet you bitches, I’m there.
And this time I promise to bring my wallet. (But can I borrow a five? I seem to be short….)
16 guests here now.
Oh girly, maybe you can still go? You could have a lemonade stand and live blog it. LOL. I’d love to attend vicariously through you. Seriously though the SUV maintenance SUCKS. Been there done that to the tune of over $3,000.
By Jamie on 2006 06 24
Ooooh! I’m in the band geek section too! And damn proud of it!! Though a gathering would be fun…
By Marie on 2006 06 24
Oh, a meeting of the blogger girls would be so fun! Stupid car.
By Calibelle on 2006 06 24
Hey I was a paper staff geek, can I still hang with you guys?
By Jamie on 2006 06 24
I’ve been blogging since 2001 and I’ve never even heard of BlogHer,how much further out of the loop and far from the “in crowd” can you get.
By Sarah on 2006 06 24
Too bad, girl! You could crash on my futon…I must live like 15-20 minutes (in good traffic) from there. Of course, I’m not going. With the thoughts of a buying a house and refi’ing the car, we be ‘poor’ people!
By Annie on 2006 06 24
YEY band geeks! Marie, I remember you saying that now! And Jamie, too. WOOT. Sarah, don’t feel bad. There’s a bunch of people hating people for going and not going and blah blah blah. Drama. I just think it’d be fun to meet y’all.
I’m always up for crashing a futon! And if it means hangin’ out then WHEEE. Now, if gas could just come down a tad….
Anyone up for Portland?
By Mrs. Flinger on 2006 06 24
West coast….so. far. away.
By Charla on 2006 06 24
How’s this for geeky? I wasn’t in the band because they were too cool for me. I was in the book club. On the outskirts of the book club.
Sorry about the fan belt. Sometimes life just sucks.
By dizzymizzy on 2006 06 24
Ok…so I just checked in this morning, and your “keep up” area over there says that you have 22 guests and 2 logged in. Now, if that’s not popular then I don’t know what is. You really underestimate how much people love you, Les. (Especially me!) To me, you are the “in crowd,” and we don’t need a conference to prove that.
By Charla on 2006 06 25
I am not, and will never be, part of the “in crowd.” I was the proud leader of the band geeks, in fact, as I was drum major of the marching band my senior year.
Portland and San Francisco have the same issue for me: they are too far from Nashville.
By Sitting Still on 2006 06 25
Well, then, it’s Girl’s Night IN. (Next meeting is June 29th) Now THAT is cheap, close and virtually blogher. Minus the star bloggers and interviews and wine. Oh! Bring Your Own Wine!
By Mrs. Flinger on 2006 06 25
drag! oh well…next time, next time!
By texasbelle on 2006 06 26
I don’t know where you got that anything about you or your blog sucks.. surely the women there will be nice! Is there a whole “in crowd” at these conventions?
And who was talking about having our own convention in Texas for us southern girls??
By holli on 2006 06 26
Holli, we’ll be there in November. We’ll TOTALLY get a group of Tejas peeps together. Well, Tejas, LA, OK, and whoever else wants to drive.
I think TN isn’t that far? no?
By Mrs. Flinger on 2006 06 26
I so want the code foe that “not” going to blogher button.
And hey, Baritone Babes rule the world!
By ^starshine on 2006 06 27
What I mean is this: <a href="http://mrs.flinger.us/index.php/summer06/blog_permalink/i_just_took_you_out_to_dinner_and_forgot_my_wallet/"
target="_blank"><img src="http://mrs.flinger.us/images/blogherNot.gif" border="0"></a>
By Mrs. Flinger on 2006 06 28
I founjd your blog through your button as much as I want to be at BlogHer, I am not oing either.
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