Aaaand The Insanity Begins!

I'm going to be gone more than I'm home over the next five weeks.  When I'm home I'll be busy unpacking and doing laundry so I can repack my suitcases again.  I'm planning to take my laptop with me these next few weeks and bring you right along with me on my adventures.

I hate flying.  Let's hope I don't fall from the sky and die in the next few weeks, m'kay?  Also, I will not be wearing my crotchless Spanx on the plane.  I think my circulation would be cut off if I did.  (Not in the crotch, but throughout the rest of my body!)  There's no sense in me arriving to any of my destinations with blue boobs and toes.

I don't know that I have a "typical" post here on Twenty Four At Heart, but if I do under normal circumstances, I probably won't over the next few weeks.  I'll be sharing with you where I am, what I'm doing, the adventures I have and some of the sights along the way.

I'm going to try not to flash anyone my bionic nipples while I'm traveling.

Normally I post M-F and I'll attempt to keep up with my usual schedule.  If you stop by one day and don't see a new post I hope you'll be patient.  There may be days when flights are delayed, Internet access is scarce, or I'm just too damn exhausted from my travels to have time to write.

Today I'm on way to Chicago for the BlogHer09 conference.  I know my blogging savvy friends are familiar with this conference, but many of you are probably wondering what the hell it is.  It began a few years ago as a conference for women bloggers, but it's now an international conference for bloggers of both sexes.  One thousand political, professional and personal Internet writers will get an opportunity to meet, learn, and yes – party together.

I decided to party-up my hair a little bit for this conference.  This is NOT a good photo, but it will give you an idea what my hair looks like right now.

Photo 41

I don't know why I'm chewing on my glasses and taking a photo of myself with my MacBook at the same time … but there you go!

Did I mention there are so many parties each night I can't even remember them all?

This year the conference is being sponsored by Pepsi.  Other major corporations such as Microsoft, Nikon, Procter & Gamble, McDonalds and even Eden Fantasies (sex toys) are all contributing sponsors.  I've been told to expect a lot of "swag" (free stuff) from the various companies who will be courting us while we're there.  Marketing, advertisers and PR folks all would like to have the favor of the Internet writers.

There will also be celebrities stopping by including Tim Gunn from Project Runway, Brooke White from American Idol and Paula Deen, the southern cooking maven.  I may be too busy standing in the corner to meet anyone of interest.  I know it's hard to believe, but I'm actually very shy in big group settings, particularly when I don't know a soul.

Living in Southern California has made me pretty immune to celebrities.  I'm much more interested in meeting some of my favorite writers in person.  I'll be on Twitter throughout my adventures if you'd like to keep up with what I'm experiencing.  If you see pictures of me naked on anyone's blog after this conference, please believe me – they're fake photos!  
I plan to be a model of propriety while in Chicago.

*Ahem*

© Twenty Four At Heart

54 Responses to “Aaaand The Insanity Begins!”

  1. Beth

    Sounds like a fun conference! I wish it weren’t at the beginning of the school year for me because one day, I’d like to go.
    I’ve met Paula Deen before and she is just as nice in real life as she is on tv.
    Have fun!

  2. Beth

    Sounds like a fun conference! I wish it weren’t at the beginning of the school year for me because one day, I’d like to go.
    I’ve met Paula Deen before and she is just as nice in real life as she is on tv.
    Have fun!

  3. Beth

    Sounds like a fun conference! I wish it weren’t at the beginning of the school year for me because one day, I’d like to go.
    I’ve met Paula Deen before and she is just as nice in real life as she is on tv.
    Have fun!

  4. Alan

    Suuuuuure you will be. Good luck with that! LOL
    Have fun! I’ll be expecting LOTS of free-flowing alcoholic adventures!

  5. Alan

    Suuuuuure you will be. Good luck with that! LOL
    Have fun! I’ll be expecting LOTS of free-flowing alcoholic adventures!

  6. Alan

    Suuuuuure you will be. Good luck with that! LOL
    Have fun! I’ll be expecting LOTS of free-flowing alcoholic adventures!

  7. Jan

    Honey, I don’t think you have any real control over the bionic nipples, but it’s so like you to try *not* to flash them at anyone. (You will anyway, you realize that, don’t you?)
    Oh, please don’t fall out of the sky on your way to Chicago!! That would just suck on so many levels and I’d miss you so.

  8. Jan

    Honey, I don’t think you have any real control over the bionic nipples, but it’s so like you to try *not* to flash them at anyone. (You will anyway, you realize that, don’t you?)
    Oh, please don’t fall out of the sky on your way to Chicago!! That would just suck on so many levels and I’d miss you so.

  9. Jan

    Honey, I don’t think you have any real control over the bionic nipples, but it’s so like you to try *not* to flash them at anyone. (You will anyway, you realize that, don’t you?)
    Oh, please don’t fall out of the sky on your way to Chicago!! That would just suck on so many levels and I’d miss you so.

  10. Maureen at IslandRoar

    That’s the spirit; love the hair!
    Have a bitchin’ time and report back. We want to live vicariously thru your adventures. Who knows, maybe next year…

  11. Maureen at IslandRoar

    That’s the spirit; love the hair!
    Have a bitchin’ time and report back. We want to live vicariously thru your adventures. Who knows, maybe next year…

  12. Maureen at IslandRoar

    That’s the spirit; love the hair!
    Have a bitchin’ time and report back. We want to live vicariously thru your adventures. Who knows, maybe next year…

  13. Erin

    ahh..that is what the conference is. enjoy.
    looking forward to hearing of your adventures.

  14. Erin

    ahh..that is what the conference is. enjoy.
    looking forward to hearing of your adventures.

  15. Erin

    ahh..that is what the conference is. enjoy.
    looking forward to hearing of your adventures.

  16. Andrea

    You’ll have a good time. I haven’t been, but I’ve read about it online for years (haven’t gone because of work conflict) and it always seems to be a touching, moving, riot of a good time.
    Love the hair!

  17. Andrea

    You’ll have a good time. I haven’t been, but I’ve read about it online for years (haven’t gone because of work conflict) and it always seems to be a touching, moving, riot of a good time.
    Love the hair!

  18. Andrea

    You’ll have a good time. I haven’t been, but I’ve read about it online for years (haven’t gone because of work conflict) and it always seems to be a touching, moving, riot of a good time.
    Love the hair!

  19. Celeste Maia

    Your hair looks great. Are you taking your new black dress? I am sure you will have hillarious adventures to share with us. Cant wait to read them.
    Have lots of un!

  20. Celeste Maia

    Your hair looks great. Are you taking your new black dress? I am sure you will have hillarious adventures to share with us. Cant wait to read them.
    Have lots of un!

  21. Celeste Maia

    Your hair looks great. Are you taking your new black dress? I am sure you will have hillarious adventures to share with us. Cant wait to read them.
    Have lots of un!

  22. Pseudo

    I love the pink in your hair 24. I so wanted to go to blogher this year. Especially since it is in Chicago and I’ve always wanted to go there too.
    Have a wonderful time! I am looking forward to seeing it through your perspective.

  23. Pseudo

    I love the pink in your hair 24. I so wanted to go to blogher this year. Especially since it is in Chicago and I’ve always wanted to go there too.
    Have a wonderful time! I am looking forward to seeing it through your perspective.

  24. Pseudo

    I love the pink in your hair 24. I so wanted to go to blogher this year. Especially since it is in Chicago and I’ve always wanted to go there too.
    Have a wonderful time! I am looking forward to seeing it through your perspective.

  25. Linda

    What Alan said…
    “Suuuuuure you will be. Good luck with that! LOL
    Have fun! I’ll be expecting LOTS of free-flowing alcoholic adventures!”
    You’ll have a great time, I KNOW it!

  26. Linda

    What Alan said…
    “Suuuuuure you will be. Good luck with that! LOL
    Have fun! I’ll be expecting LOTS of free-flowing alcoholic adventures!”
    You’ll have a great time, I KNOW it!

  27. Linda

    What Alan said…
    “Suuuuuure you will be. Good luck with that! LOL
    Have fun! I’ll be expecting LOTS of free-flowing alcoholic adventures!”
    You’ll have a great time, I KNOW it!

  28. emmysuh

    Hope you have a great trip! I’m jealous that you get to go to BlogHer but I’m sure it’ll be a blast! Enjoy!

  29. emmysuh

    Hope you have a great trip! I’m jealous that you get to go to BlogHer but I’m sure it’ll be a blast! Enjoy!

  30. emmysuh

    Hope you have a great trip! I’m jealous that you get to go to BlogHer but I’m sure it’ll be a blast! Enjoy!

  31. dogmother

    Groovy hair. Keep those girls under control!

  32. dogmother

    Groovy hair. Keep those girls under control!

  33. dogmother

    Groovy hair. Keep those girls under control!

  34. Fragrant Liar

    Okay! Have a nice time! Bye!
    Heh, heh, people it’s just too bad 24 won’t be showing up at our BlogherNot party. She has been so bamboozled about how much fun that thing is — it’s a CONVENTION, people. 🙂 We are having big fun over at my place.

  35. Fragrant Liar

    Okay! Have a nice time! Bye!
    Heh, heh, people it’s just too bad 24 won’t be showing up at our BlogherNot party. She has been so bamboozled about how much fun that thing is — it’s a CONVENTION, people. 🙂 We are having big fun over at my place.

  36. Fragrant Liar

    Okay! Have a nice time! Bye!
    Heh, heh, people it’s just too bad 24 won’t be showing up at our BlogherNot party. She has been so bamboozled about how much fun that thing is — it’s a CONVENTION, people. 🙂 We are having big fun over at my place.

  37. Jason

    Somehow I knew you would be going. I’m surprised you’re not a keynote speaker along with Bossy!
    Tell her hi for me, by the way. And enjoy yourself immensely!

  38. Jason

    Somehow I knew you would be going. I’m surprised you’re not a keynote speaker along with Bossy!
    Tell her hi for me, by the way. And enjoy yourself immensely!

  39. Jason

    Somehow I knew you would be going. I’m surprised you’re not a keynote speaker along with Bossy!
    Tell her hi for me, by the way. And enjoy yourself immensely!

  40. Life with Kaishon

    Oh my gosh! I hope you have the best time. I love your hair. I love your spunk. I hope your travels are filled with joy : ) and I will NOT believe any naked pictures. K? : )

  41. Life with Kaishon

    Oh my gosh! I hope you have the best time. I love your hair. I love your spunk. I hope your travels are filled with joy : ) and I will NOT believe any naked pictures. K? : )

  42. Life with Kaishon

    Oh my gosh! I hope you have the best time. I love your hair. I love your spunk. I hope your travels are filled with joy : ) and I will NOT believe any naked pictures. K? : )

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