having my @BlogHer attitude adjustment

Like so many others, I went to NYC and attended the BlogHer12 conference.

I won’t mention the people I saw. I can’t include everyone so I include no one.  The friends I caught up with were absolutely glorious. People I got know better were just priceless. The faces I’d hoped to see but missed in the crush are still loved with a white hot passion.

My roommate experience was the one you told all your friends about and prayed your mom never found out about. I can’t wait to do it again. #SleepIsForTheBecky

I met with the book agent. It went very well. I have advice from the “Be glad someone want to work with you and do what her experience suggests.” I also have guidance that says “Stay true to your voice and creative vision.” I’m working it out.

Right at the beginning of my BlogHer experience I got my ladytime. THAT was awesome.  But it meant I felt like curling up in bed and bashing myself in the head with a 2×4.  Instead I just hid in my room each night with no pants on. While my roommates invited guests in.

Except for Saturday night. Saturday night Aiming Low hosted the “COME AS YOU ARE” party with BlogHer and featuring the  Mouthy Housewives. It was fantastic! I’m not sure how else to describe it. The food was a smash. You could see and hear other people. We gave fun swag! We had fun stuff for people to do! It was just truly epic!

Yeah, there were a few less than stellar moments. Our shuttle to the hotel that was handicap accessible wasn’t at the airport. The shower wasn’t roll-in. I slipped on the tile and sat on the bathroom floor alone because I didn’t want to bug my friends at the Katie Couric keynote. My one venture offsite was at a restaurant with stairs at the only entrance.

You know what? We found out the phone number one of the few cab services in New York that have roll-in cabs. Because the shower chair was different from my regular style, I tries and successfully took a shower without help. During the time on the bathroom floor, I played “Words With Friends” on my phone and played a word with a 71 point score. At the restaurant my friends got see me walk up stairs.

BlogHer, like everything else, comes with it’s lows, but the highs are so much higher for them.

It’s all in the right perspective.

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23 Responses to having my @BlogHer attitude adjustment

  1. Leslie August 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM #

    So glad I finally got to meet you! And boy do I feel like a douchebag for complaining about the mile-long white-bread breakfast buffet. I’m “The Bearded Iris” on WWF…let’s go, lady!

    Leslie´s last post…The Wheels on The Bus Go Sob Sob Sob {Sniffle}

  2. Debi (@TruthfulMommy) August 10, 2012 at 11:02 AM #

    Love it and so wish I could have been there, if just to watch you walk those stairs! You are fucking amazing lady. Can’t wait to hug your neck in October!!!

    Debi (@TruthfulMommy)´s last post…Throat Punch Thursday~Texas Executes man,Marvin Wilson, with 61 IQ

  3. Avitable August 9, 2012 at 9:12 AM #

    Watching you walk up stairs was like what I imagine it would be like to watch Jesus walk on water except he had better hair.

    Avitable´s last post…The Only BlogHer 2012 Recap Post That Matters.

  4. Karen Sugarpants August 8, 2012 at 11:59 PM #

    I didn’t get enough time with you, at all. One of the highlights of the weekend was you, looked me in the eyes and said, “you’re going to make a wonderful nurse, Karen.” I know you’ve met many nurses, and coming from you, that was a huge compliment. I hope to see you for longer than a few minutes next time our paths cross. xoxo

    Karen Sugarpants´s last post…Craft Time With Sugarpants: You Can Stop Laughing Now, I Sometimes Do Crafty Things That Don’t Suck.

  5. Chibi Jeebs August 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM #

    Best. BlogHer post. Ever. <3

  6. Marinka August 8, 2012 at 4:41 PM #

    The Mouthy Housewives loved co-hosting the party with AL! So much fun. xo

    Marinka´s last post…The Mouthy Housewives Love Hooters!

  7. Shannon Bradley-Colleary August 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM #

    It was so great to meet you and the Aiming Low staff at the Caya wild success. I felt shy, nervous, excited, lustful and minion-like amongst you all. I’m still hungover with glee. xo

    Shannon Bradley-Colleary´s last post…My Role As “Stunt Mom”

  8. Bitchin' Amy August 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM #

    Love this post, but don’t love that I never saw you this time around…. not even long enough to check out what hilarity might be inscribed on you at the Aiming Low party! So glad the meeting went well!!

    Bitchin’ Amy´s last post…Who Needs to Settle Down? I’ve Got BlogHer!

  9. Redneck Mommy August 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM #

    YOU are and always will be loved with the fiery passion of a thousand suns. I’m grateful for the five second boob rub I managed to get in and so sorry life got in the way the rest of the time. You will always be my most favourite vagina inspiration and one of my most dearest friends.

    And not just because you have black mail images of me on your cell.

    Until we see each other again my love.

    Redneck Mommy´s last post…BlogHer Tarmac

  10. The Animated Woman August 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM #

    You walked up the stairs? How the fark did I miss this….

    Although I got to see you several times in the sea of estrogen that was BlogHer, we didn’t get a chance to settle down. It was a whirlwind romance Anissa!

    And that makes me really look forward to the NON-CON.

    The Animated Woman´s last post…Katie Couric is TOON swag.

  11. Schmutzie August 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM #

    Love this, and it’s this kind of thinking that makes you so damn fine, woman.

  12. DogsDontPurr August 7, 2012 at 2:12 AM #

    I so admire how much you champion the *ability* in your disability. I am still learning how to walk with the nerve disease that I have. It gives me great hope and inspiration to see how much you do with the situation you have.(Notice I didn’t say “limitations.”) Thank you so much for these posts. You truly do give me hope. XxxOoo

    DogsDontPurr´s last post…Thank you for watching!

  13. Anne (@notasupermom) August 7, 2012 at 12:14 AM #

    Kicking myself for not going to breakfast for you. Stupid “commitments”.

    Great post. Fab party. I shall treasure my Amy Lowe swag forever. I’ve asked to be buried with the key chain/beer opener.

    Anne (@notasupermom)´s last post…Timing Is Everything

  14. Adventures In Babywearing August 6, 2012 at 11:56 PM #

    You are incredible. I followed along with your tweets and FB and so wish I could have hung out with you. Someday! This is my favorite BlogHer recap I’ve read.

    Love you,

    Adventures In Babywearing´s last post…August FOUR

  15. Megan August 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM #

    I was so glad I got to meet you. Thank you for letting me a part of Aiming Low!

    Megan´s last post…Direction And Energy

  16. allison August 6, 2012 at 7:37 PM #

    I was too awestruck to talk to you. But I was sitting on the floor at the Aiming Low party and I touched your wheelchair with my hair.

  17. Ewokmama August 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM #

    The party really was epic!!

  18. Kizz August 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM #

    I’m sorry I missed you and the epic party. I had to go to a wedding so was only there for Friday.

    While I’m excited that you were able to walk the stairs please let me know the next time you’re coming to NYC and planning meals out. I’ve got a little experience vetting places that are easy to roll into and I’d be happy to do that for you.

    See, I’m pretty sure you’re going to be coming back. With this editor or someone else. I can’t wait!

  19. Amanda August 6, 2012 at 5:56 PM #

    I was glad I saw you, if only for the brief elevator encounter.

  20. Jasmine August 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM #

    You are fucking amazing.

    Jasmine´s last post…I touched The Feminist Breeder… but not in the inappropriate way!

  21. Kyooty August 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM #

    YAY! walking up stairs!

    Kyooty´s last post…Decision Made for Blogher2012

  22. Dresden August 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM #

    Seeing you walk up the stairs. Yes. It was really fucking awesome. xxoo

    Dresden´s last post…Did we just meet?

  23. The Rebel Chick August 6, 2012 at 5:37 PM #

    One of my most exciting moments at BlogHer was getting to meet you outside the hotel! :) I was that other smoker that wouldn’t shut up about how awesome you are.

    The Rebel Chick´s last post…Dr. Seuss The Lorax Mini Movies and Activity Sheet

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