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6/15/2009

On a blanket, under a tree

That's where I was, yesterday afternoon. At OZ Park, in Chicago. A Pre-BlogHer meetup.

I was ill prepared for the meetup. Oh, I had a cooler with edibles (the grapes were well received) and my camera. But I suddenly realized I was in no position to record the names and blog addresses of those whose pictures I was taking. Phooey.

BUT! The important thing is that I was there. I met up with a former TV producer who is now a world traveler, a TV star, Employee 3699 and her better half, and Denise and Jamie and several other people whose names escape me but I have their images trapped in my camera. I will email them to denise @ blogher as soon as I dump my memory card. Perhaps she can put names to the faces.

It was really nice meeting those people. I look forward to July, and being able to meet so many more. Some I know from here, on my blog. Some, I'm sure, I haven't met yet. I'll make some new friends - hopefully not losing any old ones in the process.

Ndinombethe.

16 comments:

moneythoughts said...

OZ Park? Where is OZ Park?

Can you tell us more about this meet up in July? What are the requirements to show up?

Shadow said...

what's pre-blogher???

Cat said...

I got your message - at the same time I was taking in another foster ( on a temp) basis - but if I had known about that meet up I for sure would a made it - since after all it is easily accessible and well - I live here!

Thanks for the call and for thinking of me!

Cat

Employee No. 3699 said...

Hey Lou, it was nice, wasn't it? Well, except for the traffic. I'm looking forward to July also.

Employee No. 3699 said...

Oh, and if you look on the BlogHer website, Denise already posted some pictures and videos.

Hyphen Mama said...

So I take it Blogher is not about "her" so much?

Loraine said...

I am terrible with remembering names. I stopped asking for them but I keep taking pictures.

Joyce-Anne said...

It makes me wish I was going to the BlogHer convention in July, just to meet meet and some of my other favorite bloggers.

NicoleB said...

Ow......you're lucky :)!!!

Tara R. said...

I cannot wait to put a squeeze on you. I was thrilled when you said you would be at BlogHer. *squeee!*

warriorwoman said...

ah, a gathering...was there magic?

Momisodes said...

That's wonderful! We had a similar pre-BlogHer event this past weekend in Boston as well. It was a blast! Only I had the opposite problem. I brought my camera and never used it!

Can't wait til next month to see you!

LceeL said...

Moneythoughts: Oz Park is on the North side of Chicago, not far from the site of the home of Frank Baum.

Shadow: BlogHer is a group (women bloggers, mostly) who are having a conference in Chicago, in July.

Cat: I always think of you.

Employee: I have seen them. They're great.

Hyphen Mama: They do NOT exclude men.

Loraine: Oh, please, PLEASE keep taking pictures.

Joyce-Anne: I wish you were, too.

NicoleB: Yes, I am.

Tara R: I am so looking forward to that squeeze.

Warriorwoman: Not too much magic - but a whole lot of estrogen.

Momisodes: I cannot wait to see you, either.

Jennifer said...

very cool!! :) i'd love to meet some blogger people... well actually a lot of blogger people, but there is a slim to ZERO chance of me getting to go to blogher. so i guess i'll just keep wishing, wanting and waiting. maybe next year...
glad you had a nice time!!
xoxoxox
HUGS!!!

Patsy said...

Here I sit, jealous.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Sigh, you're so lucky to be right there in Chicago....