Aug
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The Blogher 2012 Awards

by MARIA on August 13, 2012

First off, I have to thank my sponsor Chevrolet Canada for making my NYC trip to Blogher possible, and also for giving us some wheels to get there! THANKS SO MUCH!! I APPRECIATE YOU!!

The trip started with a road trip with two of my favorite people, Lindsey and Karen who I love even more after spending five days with them (not sure they would say the same), but they put up with me that long, so that clearly earns them bonus points.  I’m pretty sure we covered every possible topic during our many hours driving to and from NYC – none of us will be running for political office now.

Okay, so yes, technically I’m late with my Blogher post since everyone and their dog has already published theirs, but I blame the Olympics (and general laziness). Here are my overall thoughts on Blogher – it was HUGE (thats what she said). Really, really big and so, so many people. Too many I think, but that much estrogen in one building would make anyone nervous. Don’t get me wrong, I like most females, but the weird ones that push people, and are rude and steal swag from displays are just not my kind of females. Thankfully, most everyone I met were real sweeties, and had a great, fun vibe which just happens to be the exact vibe you need in NYC. Will I go next year? Probably not – it’s very close to my birthday, and I’d rather spend my 40th in NYC.

Yes, that gives you an entire year to plan the perfect birthday gift for me. You’re so welcome.

In the meantime, I would like to share my best of list for Blogher 2012.

BEST ROOMIES: Lindsey and Karen, although technically, the lovely Karen wasn’t officially a roomie, but she makes a great crasher. Also, she snores louder than I do, so thanks for that, Karen.

BEST NYC STREET SHOPPING: I’ve been looking for sunglasses that would look good on my face FOREVER, and I finally found some for $10 at a street vendor. Seriously, how can you resist me?

BEST JERSEY ACCENT: I liked Heather before talking to her, but I like her more now, because she sounds like Snooki, minus the dirty, drunk, leopard print tights factor. Also, she laughs at my jokes, so she’s a keeper.

BEST DANCER: I have NEVER seen someone bounce/jump/dance this much consistently for HOURS before Sparklecorn. Sam wins the award for best dancer hands down and if she can get someone to videotape her doing that for 30 minutes, she may just have the next big thing in fitness videos. Also, that is some funny, funny shit.

BEST Snub Comeback: You know when someone looks right at you, smiles and makes small talk and you’ve been talking to them on Twitter for three years and they have NO IDEA who  you are? That is the social media snub at it’s best – Karen snubbed me the first night of Blogher – we had a convo and she smiled politely and I knew she had no idea who I was. I thought it would be fun not to say a thing until she figured it out. Two days later, she  full on attacked me with her huge smile and kind of dirty hug, so I forgave her. I kind of love her.

SWEETEST Blogger: Hands down – the lovely Elaine is a doll.

Best Keynote: Martha wins, with Katie Couric a close second.

BEST Snark/Champagne Buddy: Emma is just funny as hell and I just want to figure out ways to spend many hours just hanging out with her because she is cool. Total girl crush.

BEST Cupcakes – sugar never tasted so good.

BEST Art: By best, I mean strangest because I still don’t get it at all. I love a great museum, so I took some time to check out the MOMA since it was so close to the hotel. No offense to Marcel Broodthaers, but “Belgian Lion” or “found object in frying pan” makes no sense to me. My 5yo leaves found objects all over the place, so technically I am living in a messier version of a modern art museum. Goldmine! YES!

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Did you go to Blogher? Did you like? Will you go next year??

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1 Lindsey August 13, 2012 at 1:53 am

Wheeee! I won. I feel honoured, to not only be nominated but to win BEST Roomie! Had the best time with you. It was most excellent! Looking forward to NYC 2013!! *bows graciously*

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2 MARIA August 13, 2012 at 10:43 am

NYC 2013 or bust!

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3 Emma August 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

Ooooh do I need to make a speech? I’d like to thank the Academy…

It was great to see you. I hope I see you again soon too! XO

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4 MARIA August 13, 2012 at 10:43 am

I hope so too!

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5 Theta Mom August 13, 2012 at 8:45 am

Maria!! Loved this, thanks for including my awesome NJ accent! lol

Was great to meet you in 2010 & wonderful to catch up this year – I think you are hilarious girl! So glad we had some time to reconnect my friend

xoxo

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6 MARIA August 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

I’m thrilled we got to see each other again.

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7 sam August 13, 2012 at 9:10 am

And by “funny, funny shit” you mean amazing and awesome, right??

I totally danced like no one was watching and I think there may be video tape somewhere. For real.

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8 MARIA August 13, 2012 at 9:34 am

Of course!!! I am in awe of your skills!!

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9 Kameron September 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm

It stinks that I only got to see you for 2 minutes at Getting gorgeous! I liked BlogHer again this year, but ti was too many people and I ‘d rather have a grisl weekend and not have to sit on the floor to eat my lunch. :)

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