Monday, February 9, 2009

I survived Blissdom. And I fell in love.

And it wasn't with Chris Mann. Although, he was there. And, yes, he is delicious. (what do I mean he was there? Um, he sat in front of me and gave me a private concert) (I don't care if there were 250 other women in the room. He was singing to me, dammit). 

And I didn't exactly fall in love with the twelve other bloggers with whom I spent 45 minutes while trapped in elevator #2 of the Hotel Preston, but I came darn close. Physically, I've never been so close to so many lovely ladies at one time. We swapped sweat and stories and frustrations and tweets and fears and panic and phobias and more sweat. And now we will forever share an emotional (and somewhat comical) memory, one that we will relive at our 2010 reunion: #elevator 13. For more about this hormonal journey, read Shannan's brief tale of survival at her blog (she shares a couple of telling pictures, as well).

Oh, and speaking of the hotel, you must read Ally-B-Speakin's post about this fabulous art-deco-style hotel, room-serviced beta fish and all.

In all seriousness, I fell in love over and over at Blissdom. There are some amazing bloggers running there mouths in the blogosphere. My favorites are the ones who don't do it for money, rather they do it for the love of writing, for the love of blogging, and for the love of loving themselves enough to be honest and transparent. These women are inspirational, and I hope that I can grow up and be just like them.

7 comments:

Marla Taviano said...

How fun!! Welcome home! I got stuck in an elevator once.

Leah said...

I love reading bloggers like you! Makes my day!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

That is hilarious about the elevator. I would've had a panic attack, but how much fun to get stuck with some inspiring people!!!

Blissdom was so fun, it was worth the risk of getting stuck in elevators! Glad you survived it!

Melissa

Ally B said...

It was wonderful meeting you! You are way too sweet, and thank you SO MUCH for the link to my post! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I'm also glad that your sister got home safely.

Chris Mann was TOTALLY just singing for you... I was all "hey, Chris, how about showing some love to the rest of us," but it was all about you...

Sandy Jenney said...

I have to send you the picture of you and your new honey Chris. I was standing there with the worse bug eyed face one could have ....I think it is because he was feeling the Ali love!
Great post roomie!!

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

I had such fun that even Elevator 13 can't blemish it, but only add to the adventure.

carrie said...

Glad *most* of the weekend was fabulous! :) And I? I would never roll my eyes at you going to a blogging conference...I TOTALLY get it!