05 August 2012

And, Back Home Again

I have never had a manicure. Oh, I've painted my fingernails a couple of times, ineptly, but later I look down and my fingers look like someone else's fingers and I reach for the nail polish remover as soon as I can.

excellent * crowded * crazy


But Thursday night, after picking up my badge for the BlogHer conference, Sarah and I headed to the Expo hall to see what was what. We found Amanda getting her nails "done" so we bellied up to the bar and got ours done too - stick on plastic nails. I picked a steely dark blue/purple; Sarah went with jungle red. And so it began: two days and three nights of other, like some kind of out of body experience, the disconnect enhanced by the fact that the conference was in New York, in my city.

fun * moving * weird


I stayed up too late, I talked to strangers, I was captivated by both Martha Stewart and Katie Couric. I got fired up about a project that has nothing to do with my blog and everything to do with real life, in my town - and met someone who might can help. I met a foster mother from Mississippi, and I gushed at Lesbian Dad who maybe has the happiest smile ever. I hugged Neil and Marty and Cecily and Bon and Dresden and a lot of other people, and I never even laid eyes on Liz or Isabel or Joanne.

annoying * educational * terrific


The first thing I did when I got home was peel off my plastic fingernails. And then I took a nap, and then I mailed some stick on breast lifts to my sister, because it's nice to redistribute swag. And then we went to the pool, and now I'm back to my real life.

10 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

When I saw your pics on Twitter was when I really wished I was at BlogHer. You got to meet some very cool people--and they got to meet you!

Pinky said...

If there's anyone who does NOT need breast lifts, it is your spectacularly-breasted sister. Just sayin'.

Pinky said...

Oh, God help me, I clicked on the link to the breast lifts. Scented, heart-shaped nipple covers? Do I get some of those, too?

Sarah said...

At least you managed to keep the nails on for three days. I think I lasted all of 36 hours.

the sandwich life said...

I must admit to being somewhat fascinated with those breast lifts lol....glad it was wonderful....

Anna said...

so sorry i didn't get to meet you, blogher was fun and a bit of a blur.

hopefully will get to see you at some local something-or-other one of these days.

Bibliomama said...

You got stick-on breast lifts? How the heck did I miss those?

shrink on the couch said...

Never had a manicure, either. Well, I did get acrylic nails back in graduate school - WTH was I thinking? I had no idea they would pop off and require maintenance visits. Other than that psychotic break it's been me and my own file (or teeth, I'm a recovering nail biter).

mayberry said...

Funny, I couldn't be there because I had to primp my kid for her skating events, and if I'd been there I'd have been doing my own nails.

(Actually, I begged some other parent to do my kid's hair because what do I know about back-combing?!)

Lady M said...

I want to try out the nail polish stuff. I think I will have better luck with it than with the coordination required for liquid! They look pretty good in your photo.