Once again feeling left out like I did last summer when everyone was at BlogHer, a little group of my cohorts got together to let all the rest of you in on what WE were doing while you were all getting your Bliss on.
So without further ado: What WE Did While YOU Were at Blissdom:
I've said several times before that I'm a glass-half-empty kind of girl. So while everyone was in Nashville finding happiness, meeting the Lorax and taking pictures of Joe Jonas (shameful) I was here planning for the end of the world. Anybody ever seen Doomsday Preppers on the National Geographic channel? No? You've missed this little anxiety-inducing gem? It's a bunch of unstable hillbillies (just my humble opinion) stockpiling food and collecting amo for when the proverbial shiznit hits the fan and people come to their house to steal all their canned goods. I happen to know this because JakeRyan can't turn it off while I'm trying to sleep. So since I had a little time on my hands I decided why not get our family pantry ready too. Being that I'm not a "planner" I decided that I'd be OK as long as I have ice cream, tampons, Mike Wazowski and obviously two very large containers of mayo. By the way, I'm actually IN this picture. Not sure if you can see me. I'm disguised.
Kristin from What She Said spent the weekend cleaning out her junk room, where she came across a "goodie bag" from her bachelorette party... six years ago. Sadly, she will no longer be able to use steamy coupons entitling her to such indulgences as spending a day in the nude and jetting off to a tropical paradise now that she has a toddler running around. Also, she's wondering if anyone would like a copy of the book "Tickle His Pickle?" This doesn't seem like the type of thing you give to Goodwill.
Oh and poor, poor Lindsay. She should change the name of her blog from With A Little Love and Luck to "With A Little Fiber and Air Freshener." She's been having some...we'll just call them "bathroom issues" and her doctor put her on a regimen of about 10 different things to fix it. As she puts it: "Apparantly I am literally full of shit. I may or may not have spent portions of the weekend doing the attached. Hey, if you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?"
Moving on. Don't let his cuteness deceive you. Elena's kid is a little slave driving perfectionist. When she's not blogging at Mommy is in Timeout or teaching school, she's taking orders from this one and his brother. On the docket this weekend: cleaning grout with a toothbrush with a preschooler pointing out every spot she missed. I like your mask Elena. Safety first! Also nice: How you have a mask and your son is breathing in the toxic Comet fumes. Good one!
looking for a new dentist.
And then there's Galit of These Little Waves, possibly one of the happiest bloggers in the world. It's a shame she didn't go to Blissdom. They'd have given her her own session entitled "How to be Galit-y." Yes. It's an adjective. She says: "Jason and I went out on a date to a fancy-shmancy restaurant to celebrate our birthdays. This was our dessert - totally delish and totally sporting a HUGE knife in the middle. Make of that what you will."
Well Galit, I'm guessing your waitress just went through a breakup and the lovey dovey birthday dinner put her over the edge. The knife in the cake should be the least of your concerns. She also spit in your dinner. Happy Birthday, Love Ali!
And finally, Rusti from the blog My Life As An Officer's Wife got hit with a snow storm. No sparkly maternity dress for her. Instead of shaking her very pregnant groove thang at Blissdom she got stuck shoveling snow while her husband was on duty. The glitch: the shovel was nowhere to be found so being the resourceful gal she is, she found a spatula and had at it! "I'll tell you one thing," she said. "Those Pampered Chef utensils are totally multipurpose!"
So let's get to the important question: Who's staying home from BlogHer this year?
Rach? Did you get your plumbing issues worked out?