What day is it? I’m not sure, because I spent the last few days in a blur of BlogHer conference meetings and Project Mom casting calls, followed by crabbing and tubing at the Jersey Shore (the place, not the show, though I was near where the show is filmed. I did not run into Snooki.)
On Thursday, I dropped the kids off at the neighbors’ house where my friend Mary seemed surprised that I could clean up so nice. Granted, she normally sees me in ratty shorts or soccer cleats.
Anyhow, I was all dolled up because I was heading into the city (New York, that is) to film a segment with Today Moms of the Today Show.com. (It’s not up yet, but I’ll link to it when it is.)
Then I headed over to the Bloganthropy Awards Dinner’s On Us, where I met lots of fantastic mom bloggers.
My 11-year-old son, by the way, said that my dress could serve as camouflage on Pandora in the movie Avatar. I predict a blog in that boy’s future.
And that was just Thursday. On Friday I went to the Hilton for BlogHer ’10, the ginormous conference for the 2,500 mom bloggers who showed up. I didn’t get a lot of photos there, but picture lots of “Oh my God!” and hugging and swag and tweeting all in one place, including the lines to the bathrooms. And I got to have a tasty Smore up in the Hershey’s suite (or should I saw “sweet”? Nah, too corny.)
I ran into loads of friends, new and old, including:
Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali of PartyBluPrints.com, who rescued me at the right moment.
Katja Presnal of Skimbaco, who understands English quite well, thank you very much.
Beth Feldman of RoleMommy
Jen Drexler of Just Ask a Woman
Tonya Staab of This and That
Linsday Maddox of Silly Mom Thoughts
Liz Thompson of This Full House, who will never live down grabbing my hand and dragging me to the E.L.F. table while exclaiming “C’mon Jen! You need makeup!”
Tracy Beckerman of Lost in Suburbia (You know when you can hear a dog vomit story coming from down the hall, it’s Tracy.)
Joanna Dreifus of My Mom Shops (Thanks for making me feel like a rock star for stopping me in the hall and making sure we met.)
Thanks to Dawn, I was invited to a showing of Secretariat (two thumbs up!), and got to thank the producer for making a hero out of a middle aged woman, Penny Tweedy, Secretariat’s owner.
Speaking of boats, I snapped this pretty sunset shot on my way home to New Jersey:
On Saturday, I had to return the Windows 7 PC laptop that the nice people from Microsoft had let me play with for 24 hours, leaving me to groan at my own four-year-old laptop every time I boot it up now.
Then I spent the afternoon in the green room at Ciaran Blumenfeld (Momfluential) and Leane Vandeman’s casting call for Project Mom, which I told you about a few weeks ago. (Am I selling my devil to the soul or is this a smart move? )
I met tons of talented bloggers and I’d list them, but I’m certain I’ll forget someone and that would be bad. Hopefully we’ll all wind up on a TV show together anyhow.
Then I found myself on a boat again, this time with my family on my sister-in-law’s boyfriend’s boat on north Barnegat Bay, watching the sun set:
In just 12 hours, I went from schmoozing with Today Show producers and Hollywood producers and getting interviewed for a reality show to crabbing with my sister-in-law in my pajamas and college soccer sweatshirt.
Luckily, the boys woke up and took over:
And we took the kids tubing, too.
Here it is Tuesday (right?), and I’m still a little hungover from all that activity. So, I’ll leave you with the video I made that snagged me one of the coveted spots in the Project Mom casting call, and the hope that next weekend is a tad quieter. At the very least, I hope I don’t have to wear a name tag.