So last year I was totally verklempt to have snagged an invite to attend a pre-blogher party thrown by the cool kids and I spent the entire time I was there hiding in the bathroom wishing I’d brought more anti-anxiety pills.  Which is why this year I was shocked to be asked to actually co-host the party.  I suspect it’s some sort of cruel joke and that halfway through the night I’ll find myself drenched in pig blood with half-naked girls throwing tampons at me.   Which actually?  Kinda sounds hot. 

 Anyway, the hosts this year are famous, hysterical, paranoid, amazing, Canadian and socially retarded so if you fall into any of these categories you are invited.  And best of all?  Free booze from our fab sponsors!  RSVP here, bitches.  It starts at 8 and it’s in the Elizabethan Room (2nd floor) of the Westin( St. Francis) where Blogher is being held.

And for those of you who can’t go, I suggest prostitution.  It’s an excellent money-maker, plus you can make your own hours.  And for those of you who think you’re too good for prostitution (you’re not) we’re attempting to put together a live video feed so we can toast, twitter and chat with you in real-time even if you’re at home but I suck at this crap so someone who can teach me about it  who can do this for me please email me and I will be your best friend forever or set you up with a prostitute.  Your choice.

This is where I’d mention all the people pitching in to get us tanked but I’m supposed to put that little R-with-a-circle-around-it behind their names and I don’t know how to do that so instead I’ll just show you pretty pictures of them: 






Oooh.  Pretty.

Now get to hooking people.  That plane ticket to San Francisco isn’t going to earn itself.

*PS.  Feel free to steal the party button for yourself.  Power to the people.


More sponsors = More booze and swag.  Yay for booze and swag.






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  2. So are Fat guys NAMED Houston invited?

    Houston’s last blog post..New Kitteh

  3. Absolutely. I can’t believe I left that off the post. Fat guys named “Houston” *are* invited, people.

  4. Is this guy invited?

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  5. I am going out to find the BEST corner right now. That’s how it worked in Pretty Woman.

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  6. WAAAAH, I want to get drunky McSkunky with the Bloggess and co.! (I just totally wrote Blobbess, which would be another great name for a blog!)

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  8. what a great reason to start hookin’! count me in!

  9. Sounds like so much fun! Can’t bring myself to attempt prostitution to make it, but I’ll be living vicariously from Austin, Texas.

  10. Viva the hair dryer!

    Oh, The Joys’s last blog post..The People’s Party

  11. That sounds like so much fun, especially if Nina and Star are going to be there. We are avid Sprout watchers in this house and if I were going I’d ask Nina how to say tequila in Spanish.

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  12. Are weird foreign chicks invited? If so, I’m in, and wouldn’t mind pimping my store out there too and sponsoring the event some vodka or other refreshment 😉

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  13. Ugghhh! I am both paranoid and socially retarded, and I can’t go. I can’t even live vicariously because my computer doesn’t have sound. I am such a loser.

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  14. Party time!!

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  15. moms is cool. have phun.

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  16. I will get out to the truck stop and get to work!

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  17. OMG. I wanna goooooooooooooooo. Social Anxiety sucks people! Truly it does. I WILL be at BlogHer eventually and y’all better WATCH OUT! Have some shots for me!!!!!

    NotAMeanGirl’s last blog post..Thank You…

  18. webcam and cameras?? I’m there

  19. Oh my gosh! I have been waiting my whole life for an invitation to prostitution. I can’t believe you finally provided that little nudge I needed. I’m going to be more of a high priced call girl though, because I think “prostitution” is demeaning.

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  20. Have a cocktail for me..It’s like the world series of blogging and I don’t have a I’ll just watch it on TV.. Have a cocktail for me!!

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  21. You, my idol, are amazing.

    Fortunately, I do have an amazing ass, so I’m taking that hooking suggestion to the street.

    Velveteen Mind – Megan’s last blog post..The People’s Party! And you are invited!

  22. O.K. I will see what I can do.

    Since the truckstop is gone I will have to work the corner across from Hubby’s shop. And that means competing with the FAT wig lady. (Don’t worry even though I am skinny and anxiety laden and scared of everyone I can take that fat bitch.)

    I will find you!!!! (In my best Daniel Day Lewis Voice)

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  23. Can I expect the same drunken greeting at this shindig as I was gonna get at the cocktail party? Then, I’m in!

    30andflirty’s last blog post..I’m Going To Vegas!!

  24. Reminds me of that old awful joke.

    What’s the worst job in the world? Assistant Crack-Whore.

    I’m also jealous of not getting to party. (Also I quit hooking ‘cuz there was a total glass ceiling/floor ‘cuz of my overachieving head crack-whore boss.)

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  25. It’s not that I’m against Prostitution or too good for it, it’s more like nobody would pay for this–I’d have to pay THEM.

    I’ll just have to participate virtually, I guess.

    Sleeping Mommy’s last blog post..Meme Monday: City of Women

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    Amy in Ohio

    If memory serves, this is exactly how Pretty Woman started. Dare I dream?

    Does anyone have any contacts in Mexico re: organ donation for a fee?

  27. Oh goodness. If only I didn’t have a wedding that weekend. Can we have a pre-party practice party here in Houston beforehand? On a weekday or a Sunday? Wouldn’t that be FUN???

    Christine’s last blog post..Top, Top, AllTop?

  28. Sadly, my hooking days are ovuh – my uterus will probably fall out, at any time, as I learned from J&J – but, I do wash a mean windshield ;o)

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  29. I would be there in a heartbeat if Skybus hadn’t folded and ruined my grand plans. Couldn’t they have held the conference somewhere cheaper, like… Ohio?

    Tracy’s last blog post..Estrogen, euphony and domestic ennui

  30. Jenny, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times: Taunting me with Blogher is like throwing sand in my crack. Stop! It! I burn with jealousy and abrasions.

    anne nahm’s last blog post..Pop Quiz

  31. Jenny, I went to Guy Kawasaki’s blog to pick up my alltop badge, found him giving kudos to you and a link to Good Mom/Bad Mom, which linked me here. Social Media Domino. Next I’ll be looking for you on Twitter. I look forward to meeting you at the party! Flying in from LA July 17th and at the Westin through Sunday.

  32. I’ll be there. In the bathroom. Hyperventilating.

    flutter’s last blog post..I come by it honestly

  33. Ok. So I’ll definitely be there after downing a fifth of vodka and popping a few xanax. And if I can muster up the courage to come in ALONE (since Steph is having some dinner w/ east coast mommy bloggers) then YOU can muster up the courage to come to eat dinner with us Saturday night. Biz-natch. Just sayin’.

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  34. *jealous*

  35. PS – I can’t email you replies to your comments on my blog if you use bogus email addresses. I’m just saying…

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  36. are you going to have a mini-bar set up in the bathroom?

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  37. I am SURE you do NOT mean me when you mention hooking and plane tickets not buying themselves. If you did, THANK YOU for not linking or referring to Ravenclaw.

    I’ll be there and am expecting Mansinthe.

    I know you know what I mean because I am sure Victor is a fan of Marilyn Manson.

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  38. I’m going to be partying with the lesser-known blogging chicks at the BFF in Niagara Falls then, damnit. Although I’m assured that we’ll be attempting live video feed so we can ogle see you lucky bastads all y’all and your debauchery.

    We’ll be the ones with the (large but notfree) booze, smiling through our teeth.

    daysgoby’s last blog post..up the road

  39. I’d so love to go. I’ll be at the n00b party that same night. I’m thinking it’s probably the same time, but who knows. Guess I’ll investigate this further.

    LA Blogger Gal’s last blog post..Those Dog Days

  40. LA Blogger Gal, the n00b party is going to be just a few flights up from ours so you can do both. Plus, no drunk driving to get there.

  41. Maybe I’ll get myself some of those tigh high boots like Pretty woman, complete with the markered in toes. Oh yeah, and a blond wig too! Yeah, that’ll do the “trick.”

    Shoegirl’s last blog post..Manic Monday

  42. Sorry I can’t spell thigh! Let’s try again. I meant “thigh-high” black boots.

    Shoegirl’s last blog post..Manic Monday

  43. I’ll be there–count me in.

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  44. How long to rsvp? Still trying to figure out if I’ll be there or not.

    Headless Mom’s last blog post..The State of our Adventures

  45. Every year I think about going and every year I decide not to. This year? Two kids going to college and two new (or semi-new) cars to buy. I could try to scare up some “business” between now and then, but even if I could make the entrance to Trump Tower my Command Central, no amount of frenzied “hooking” would make me enough cash to do what I need to do, let alone what I’d like to do. Even with my passable looks, no one wants to screw a 49-year old writer/teacher. Even I wouldn’t screw me. Ah…elusive fame!

    AB’s last blog post..When there just aren’t any words…literally.

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  47. *sigh*
    Nobody wants an upper middle aged prostitute with hot flashes. I’ll have to settle for the live feed.

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  48. Jenny, is it absolutely mandatory that all of us earn the money by hooking? If so, that doesn’t really seem fair, since women don’t seem to want to pay for sex. Plus, when you add in the fact that if those of us who aren’t female were already in San Fran, where we might have a chance of hooking successfully, we wouldn’t need to earn the money to begin with, now would we?

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  49. I love the idea that i could earn air fare to San Fran by hooking. Ha. In this city, incredible lay that I am, i’d be lucky to get dinner. At MacDonalds from the proceeds.
    in fact i’m a bit worried about my skills generally as friday night’s date took me to a Wetherspoons (brit bar chain where drinks are sooo cheap that the drunks sit outside with their cans of special brew waiting for it to open.) So, no air fare for me, no second date for him. Hey ho.

    HerImperialMajesty’s last blog post..So squishy

  50. Crap. I guess this means I’ll have to dig out my glitter boots and go walk the strip, ’cause so far, I ain’t going!


  51. I only hook for free tennis lessons so San Fran is out of the question.

  52. Awesome. I just gotz me some hooker boots too.

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  54. I am sooo not cool enough to go to such a party! Maybe one day…maybe one day when I have money!

    Or sumthin’.

    Hatchet’s last blog post..Enjoy them! Enjoy them! Enjoy them!

  55. Tip to n00b prostitutes or wannabes–
    the big dough is in dominatrix work. SOOO much less messy–actually, you can get them to lick your floors clean AND pay you for the honor. I’m surprised more mommybloggers don’t do it. Or maybe they do, what do I know. They might not write about it cause they don’t want to exploit their johns for readers.

    Deb on the Rocks’s last blog post..Hannah Montana and the Case of the Vanity Privacy Towel

  56. Ohhhh…Hooking, I didn’t think of that!! How many Johns do I need to ummmm….do, to get from NJ to CA?

    Mrs. Schmitty’s last blog post..In Touch With Their Feminine Sides

  57. I actually like the idea of the “live video feed” myself – that way I can see all the action, while avoiding both the puke and the police.

    Besides which, I would make a lousy hooker.


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  58. BTW, I am surprised you aren’t holding the party at the Absinthe factory across the Bay. (Yep – they are opening one up at the former NAS Alameda – where ‘the nooklwear wessels’ used to hang out. Guess they had to do something with all that old jet juice.)


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  59. I haven’t figured out how to actually go to Blogher when I haven’t really told my family I even have a blog. Could I just be going out for milk, and come back in a week?

    Candy’s last blog post..No, it’s not a skin tag!

  60. oh whew! your site isn’t blocked by smartfilter now….

    turns out it was Ken Coomer, the former drummer of Wilco fame. He’s fallen on hard times and is now in charge of my employer’s network security. He misread the post about Being Kawasaki’d as a panning review of Being There. Ken actually can’t read at all.

    He’d be mad that I was outing him as an illiterate, but that’s the fun part about outing illiterates in text, they’ll never know. haha fuckers.

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  61. How many times do I have to tell you people? Free booze = I’m there!

  62. 62
    Amy in Ohio

    You Ohio beyotches better stay off my corner.

  63. “And for those of you who can’t go, I suggest prostitution. It’s an excellent money-maker, plus you can make your own hours”

    WTF am I doing Etsy for man? Clearly, I should have huddled with you for ideas first.

    Lotta’s last blog post..Contest: Your Mama!

  64. PS – I’m going man. And I formally RSVP’ed. And I’ll be forging drink tickets.

    Lotta’s last blog post..Contest: Your Mama!

  65. I’m totally throwing a tampon at you. And by then? You’ll probably have forgotten all about this little post. LOL.

    Kyla’s last blog post..Hi. I’m Kyla from the paper.

  66. preparty party. yeah still won’t be there. but have a real good time.

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  67. Jeesus. Why isn’t San Francisco just a little closer to the Great White North? What were you Americans thinking?

  68. Sigh. I SO wish I were coming. If only to huddle in the bathroom with you during the party again.

    kittenpie’s last blog post..Bites of Pumpkinpie

  69. So are you saying we’re invited or that we should turn tricks. You have to draw this mama a picture.

    white trash mom’s last blog post..Baby Hooker: New Hip Baby Name?

  70. Open Mike night in hell will definitely have a long waiting list…

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  71. You crack me up. You are such a cool kid.

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  72. …scoot over some, cuz I will be there too!

    Carla Ecland’s last blog post..Someone you should know

  73. I can’t even imagine being there…


    (I wouldn’t be in the bathroom, I’d be under the table. Alone.)

    (and I’m outgoing, but this would scare the crap outta me. Can anyone say “out of my league”???)

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  74. I’ll be there, and I’ll be bringing The People’s Boobs, because that’s what they feel like around here. Everyone thinks they can touch.

    To Think Is To Create’s last blog post..If I Had Known

  75. so I should fly in early?

    Dawn’s last blog post..Good Effing Riddance Haiku

  76. Oh yeah baby…would miss it for the world.

    And judging from the button, I fully expect there to be a disco ball present….

    Amber’s last blog post..Boot Camp Week Five (and counting!)

  77. I’m in. And my sister just convinced me to spring for a hotel room, so no worries about drinking to much and getting lost in the Tenderloin afterwards.

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  78. BS Sunday…

    Once again, it’s time for “Blog Share Sunday”. Time to round up some of the cool crap going in blogoslavakia that should not have missed: Best Ebay Feedback ever. Do you consider yourself to be a “10”? Then you don’t……

  79. Oh, please, Live Feed! I’m just not ready for the hooking…yet.

    Lauren’s last blog post..Good Calories, Bad Calories: A Review

  80. I’m coming! I’m coming! The 17th @ 8pm right? Yeah? Woot Woot!

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  81. Yeehaw, chica.

  82. This will be my first year. I’ll be attending all the parties, invited or not. But really the one I want to go to is the People’s party because it sounds like EVERYONE is gonna be there!

    Oh and course I SO want to meet you Jenny. Who cares about Dooce or Douche is it?? I’d love to live vicariously through you so I’ll know what it feels like to be a F*****G Dirty Mouth Cool Bitch:) Oh yeah!

    A Cowboy’s Wife’s last blog post..Photography Tips: Standing Tall

  83. Got in too late last time to make it to the party. But this time, THIS TIME, I’ll be getting in early. Promise to stop by before I have to put the kiddo to bed. (Yeah, I already said I was going, just dropping in to say I should still be there. As if it matters. Heh.)

    becky’s last blog post..Something BlogHer this way comes

  84. Hi Jenny…

    Can I bring my husband?


    Caryn B’s last blog post..Vlogging is the New Blogging!

  85. Whee! I am so there! After that “other” party I have to make an appearance at…

    I will probably spend my time hiding behind a plant, anyway.


    TLC@SendChocolate’s last blog post..The One Where I Write the Words Pt. 2

  86. FatSuck 2008, part 2…

    By Jenny (mom of three year old) So went to my second round of fat sucking and it did hurt slightly less. That’s the only positive thing I have to say so far because after my second session I found……

  87. I’m highly bummed that I’ll miss this party. I’ll be just getting into SFO and all the good drinking will most likely be over with by the time I get through baggage claim and checked into the hotel.


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