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.
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.
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