Plus, I know what it feels like to not be going and faced with post after post of what you are missing out on. I wrote this last year (sparing you the click, you're welcome):
I feel like the little sister whose big sister just came home from a date and told me she DID IT. Lost her virginity. I'm thrilled and want to hear ALL ABOUT IT, but I am also envious.
You see, I didn't go to BlogHer. A lot of my bloggy friends did...and the photos and stories are trickling in. Dammit, some of them make me SAD because I am so bitterly jealous. I'm not too proud to admit it, even if I should be. I totally missed out on what was not only a fun time, but a great learning opportunity.
So I get it. I know how you feel. In fact, I think part of the reason I haven't talked much about going is that I'm still pinching myself, unsure that it's actually true.
Anyway, as you may recall, my laptop died. Beyond repair. So I'm a blogger without a laptop. You may also recall my camera has also gone to the great darkroom in the sky (or to be more current, perhaps I should say the great Photoshop CS2 in the sky). That means instead of bringing a laptop and camera to BlogHer, I'll have a notebook and sketchpad. Maybe I'll have some renderings of the Break-outs for you when I get back, like drawings from sealed courtrooms.
It occurred to me earlier today that if I don't have a laptop, I won't be posting (why it took me so long to put that together I'm not quite sure). I don't want my poor bloggy to be ignored for four days, so that brings me to the crux of the post.
If you aren't going to BlogHer this year, wanna guest post?
I'd love for some of you to take over the reigns for me while I'm away, which is Thursday-Sunday (that's July 17-20th). If you're interested, leave a comment or email (no dot watch dot me at gmail dot com) or DM me via Twitter or just send really strong telepathic signals.
But wait! There's more!
No, there isn't. I've just always wanted to say that.