On Sunday morning after BlissDom09 in Nashville, I sat alone in my hotel room watching Forrest Gump . Anytime that movie is on TV I get sucked in (which by the way happens with many movies including Love Actually, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Urban Cowboy *shut it*…). That movie is just such a masterpiece and I can’t resist the way the story intertwines with historic events. I probably should have been hanging out down in the lobby meeting people I hadn’t had the chance to meet or hugging new friends as they departed for the airport, but Forrest Gump and Jenn-ay won out.
Remember that part in Forrest Gump after [SPOILER ALERT COMING in case you're that last person on Earth who hasn't seen the movie] Jenny leaves after their one night of s-e-x and Forrest just decides to start running? Yeah. That’s how I feel right now about my computer. “I just feel like runn-ang.” Away. I’m not sure what happens to me after these blogging conferences, which I have a BALL at, but afterwards I just feel like I need a break from all things interwebby.
RANDOM ALERT! RANDOM ALERT! It’s not just blogging that makes me feel like running, it’s also a certain place of employment that frankly is going to be the death of
me my husband.
And that’s all I have to say about that. Or rather that’s all I think I should say about that.
Bloggers are like a box of chocolates, you never know who you’re going to meet and how awesome they will be. (That was cheesy wasn’t it?!?) For me, I don’t attend these conferences to LEARN, I attend these conferences to meet the best people in the world.
You may have heard about the Elevator 13 (cue the music! dunh, dunh, dunnnh!). Thirteen of us very BRAVE bloggers, SURVIVED for 35 minutes (or 45 depending on who you ask) in BLAZING HEAT and SARDINE-LIKE conditions trapped in an elevator at The Hotel Preston during BlissDom.
Here are the other HEROES who were trapped with me.
VDog at VDog and Little Man
Heather at the Spohrs are Multiplying
Heather at Queen of Shake Shake
Emily at DesignHer Momma
Amy from Amy in Ohio
Hebba at Jeep Girl 17
Shannon at Mommy Bits
Ali at Blessed Tree House
Sandy at Organize with Sandy
Jenny from Mommin’ it Up
Dawn at Kaiser Alex
Courtney at Once a Month Mom
This whole thing has kind of become a pissing match between those of us trapped and the lackluster management at the Hotel Preston. Feel free to read the others’ posts about the incident, but that’s all I have to say about THAT.
Remember in Forrest Gump when Forrest visits the White House and President Johnson and ends up showing him his butt? I tend to be the type that overshares, particularly when I’m nervous or have been drinking. More than one person heard about my sweaty pits. For that, I’m sorry.
Thanks to Kelly (Mrs. CPA) for offering to NOT post this picture, but due to my oversharing tendencies, I just couldn’t resist.
Just for the record, I’d only had ONE drink and was merely introducing myself.