I started to put all of this in the Roundup for tomorrow and then realized that it was growing out of control and that you would be slogging through a post that was as long as today's post. So...
BlogHer is next week and I'm going with computer in tow. Having never been there, I'm not sure how it actually works, but I have big dreams of actually writing blog posts live from the discussions. I've been collecting thoughts to use during the panel on this post over at BlogHer, but if you don't want to sign into their site AND you want to give your thoughts SO they can be included in a panel discussion on infertility blogging...well...leave them on this post and I'll collect them for the trip. But it would be muchly goodly if you left those comments over there because...um...I have something I want you to leave here.
I know I'll be able to check email and such, but I want to apologize in advance if it takes me forever to write back next week. I truly don't know how anything is going to work so Lost & Found may be spotty and email returns may be spotty. Or, I may go insane with the posting because I'm holed up like a little nerd in the Internet cafe, trying to avoid being social until Lori drags me out by my hair.
May I admit something here without embarrassing myself too much? At our last TOOTPU (The Order of the Plastic Uterus) meeting, which contained more alcohol than food and Sunny assessing which type of bra would be better for my boobage (I know--she is tying Allison in giving me bra advice), I took a photograph of all of my girls towards the end of the meal. And I've placed the photo on my palm pilot so I can carry it with me wherever I go at the conference. It is like literally taking my girls with me in my pocket. And you guys--all of you--are my girls (and I guess Smarshy is my man-pie, but he doesn't update regularly so...). They're my local girls and you're my global girls and I want to bring a piece of all of you to place on the panel table so I can feel like you're there too.
If no one responds to this post, I will simply print out the blogroll and place my sheets of paper on the table like a little loser to look at while I speak and think about all of you in the computer. But, if you would be so kind to send us off with some good thoughts, please place them below in the comments and I will print out these nice words instead and place them on the table (and if there is no table in front of us, I will stuff the wad of papers in my sucky bra). You can leave things you want to make sure we convey or words of advice about public speaking or reminders to go to the bathroom before the panel begins. Or simply good wishes for a safe trip and a good panel and stories when we return. Your choice. But I would like to bring a thought from everyone to place on our panel table.
I don't know how many others are going to BlogHer or live in the area and want to get together, but I'll throw out a few times and see what works best for the majority (I guess respond in the comment section too so others can see what you've said and see who is going). Friday: 10:30--12:45 (grab coffee? lunch?) or something after 6 pm (dinner? dessert?). If it's a lot of people, we may want to go simple. Saturday: 1:45--3, I was going to take off some time before the panel. We could also get together then if you're going to the panel. Or at the closing reception (we'll be there for a bit before we have to run and catch the plane). Or suggest another time?
And yes, I'll be posting a picture of the panel table with your loving words spread out on it when I return.