Okay so here is the ultimate irony: Me, aka Wordy Van Wordster, could not use my words due to having no voice. I went to BlogHer '08 with a bad case of the croup. In grownups this is called laryngitis and meant I was often so hoarse I had to use hand signals and sign language. Here are some important and good lessons from that:
a. Women are awesome at interpreting and reading minds. If you have to go without a voice, do so in a group of women. They will know exactly what you mean, and if not?
b. They will have pen and paper in their purse so you can write.
c. Also, women are fabulous at covering for you and keeping up a good conversation so that even if your sole contribution is impassioned nodding, you still feel like it was the best chat ever.
d. All waiters in San Francisco can read lips.
I had a ridiculously good time at BlogHer '08.
Rumors of (silent) girlie squealing and excited hugging were not at all exaggerated.
It's lucky I lack almost any social hangups or filters because that enables me to walk up to anyone (everyone) and say anything (literally).
But I'd like to remind everyone of the following cardinal rule: what happens at BlogHer stays at BlogHer.
With that, I will add in photos (I'll add links later. I'm in a rush for several reason---family in town visiting and hurricanes heading this way---and want to keep happy the kind folks who emailed me asking.)
Can you say you've met these superstars?
P.S. Thanks to all of you for holding down the fort while I was away. Nearly 30 guest post links! That is awesome. I will have to read them all---they look great!
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