Wow, am I exhausted. Sort of, you know, mentally.
This weekend’s BlogHer conference was terrific for me. I ended up not going to a lot of panels and instead just meeting people and talking in the hallways outside the panels. I didn’t take nearly enough pictures so I can’t show off all my new friends on Flickr, just the wonderful old ones.
The reading on Friday night was better than I could have possibly imagined, so much more than the sum of its parts. You never know when you read all those posts on your computer screen whether the people who wrote them will be able to stand up and make them work in front of a crowd of almost 1,000. But they could and they did, one by one they stood up there and told funny and thoughtful and heartwrenching stories, and like some gigantic trust exercise the audience rose up to catch them every time. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Photo by Aimee
And as soon as it was over I was ready to start working on next year’s reading. I feel like some crazy lady who just gave birth to a child and wants to get pregnant again right away.
Anyway, whatever, today I’m handling a flea epidemic and a matinee of Space Chimps. And I could really use some sushi.