I’ve done it… I’m officially registered for Blogher.  I feel both really excited and nervous.  I also still feel like a dork for completely missing last year’s Blogher simply because I was not paying attention.  It was even in my frickin’ home town! 

So… who else is going?  Wanna hang?  Any recommendations for Chicago?  What are you wearing to the cocktail party?

(And when, oh when, are they gonna have a Blogher/him/parents/non-gender specific Bloggers-Who-Are-Cool convention so we can all just hang out?  How do we get corporate sponsorship for that?  Promise to do ten million marketing surveys, maybe?  I will miss all of you who will not be attending.)

I feel like I should write something else for a more substantial post but I’m feeling lazy.  How about some random thoughts instead? 

Things I have learned.
Composing blog posts in my head while I’m driving… dramatically reduces my competency as a driver. (At least I’m big enough to admit it!)

Thank god for Sesame Street.
Right in those moments where I’m beginning to question my sanity I’ll catch myself watching a hippo in a pink Richard Simmons-esque tank top shimmying around with Big Bird.  Or something equally absurd.  This reassures me that the world will always be crazier than I’ll ever be. 

I am 12!
"Blogher", to me, sounds like it should be a dirty euphemism.  Equally, Goofy singing  "shake shake shake your peanut" makes me laugh every time!

Living La Vida Nerd
So of course I tried to find a video clip of Goofy singing "shake shake shake your peanut" and instead just spent 20 minutes on Youtube watching anime clips cut to songs from A Goofy Movie.  I recognized all the anime.   That’s why I watched.

And just so you all (who are going to Blogher and otherwise) know what I look like here’s a picture of me. 


Took me long enough, huh?        – wg