It’s like the party before the party in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil except no one gets shot.

If you’re not going to Blogher then just skip this post. If you are going to Blogher then, yes. Everyone else feels like vomiting too. We’re all terrified and I will be hiding in the bathroom most of the time and if you think I’m kidding you need only look as far as other people’s pictures of me from previous years, which were pretty much all inside the toilet. But in spite of the anxiety and insanity and weirdness we will all come because we know we will hate ourselves more if we are missing out on the fun than if we are there pretending to have fun while secretly terrified that we will be left alone for more than a minute. Except for the night before Blogher, which is actually quite awesome because it’s the night of The People’s Party (so named because it’s given for everyone…not just the “cool” bloggers. In fact, you don’t even have to be going to Blogher to come. Everyone is welcome. This means you too, dudes.) and since it’s the night before Blogher starts, people are still tired and jetlagged but too wound up to sleep and that’s why you come down to our party at the hotel and drink and mingle and sit on the bathroom sink for four hours straight if you are me. And it is awesome. And officially time to RSVP, bitches.  Click the button, sil vous plait:


PS.  I’m scared too and that is totally normal.  Come find me and I will hug you.  I promise.   I’ll be the one who smells like xanax.

PPS.  Free booze while it lasts.  Which is not long considering how much we drink so we need more sponsors.  If you wanna be one, click the above button for more info.

PPPS.  This party is hosted by me, and the amazing women behind Green Mom ReviewIzzyMom, Motherbumper , Mrs. Fussypants , Playgroups Are No Place For Children , and Velveteen Mind.  None of us makes a dime off of it.  This is just for fun.  And also for free booze.  But mostly for the fun free booze.

PPPPS.  When I mentioned Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil I was talking about the book and not the movie, which was shit comparatively.

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Comment of the day: Seeing the Sprout logo on the same website where I read about kitten mittens, clown porn, and banging weird looking guys just gave me an aneurysm. ~ Deb


67 thoughts on “It’s like the party before the party in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil except no one gets shot.

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  1. Oh, shut up. You have nothing to be nervous about. You’re awesome and gorgeous and everyone loves you. It’s those of us who have good reason to have never show pictures of ourselves on our blogs that need to plan on hiding in toilet stalls.

  2. YTD that is totally what I was thinking! Ha ha. Jenny just break out the confidence wig and go for it! We need the awesome stories and vid clips 😉

  3. Totally jealous. But if I were to go, I’d probably be not be in the bathroom, because that seems to be where all the *real* bloggers are (or “bloghers”? See? I don’t even know the difference). I’d be out wandering taking on massive anxiety about everyone ditching me in advance.

    [crying in my lonely fake-blog beer. At least the beer is real. Except that it’s a glass of wine.]

    harmzie’s last blog post..Dude

  4. I always say you meet the nicest people in the bathroom. I wonder how many bathrooms the Sheraton has and will I visit each and every one of them? Unfortunately the Sheraton does NOT have a lingerie section which was my favorite part of last year’s BlogHer–the party in the lingerie section at Macy’s. Maybe I’ll hang up some of my panties and pretend?

    Recovering Straight Girl’s last blog post..What I’ve learned about being a Derby Widow

  5. Welcome to Chicago!!! The Bloggess in da house! YES!! Will make sure the weather stay nice for you that week!

  6. Why are you nervous? You’re like the queen blogger. Plus, the nemesis will not be there. I heard about it but didn’t witness it.

    Do people really get scared to go to BlogHer? Why? Does it feel like a high school reunion where you (and I don’t mean you personally – just the bloggers in general) want to feel like the most popular person in the room? I’m just trying to psyche myself up for all this wonder!

    Someone please enlighten this long-time blogger (5 years), but virgin BlogHer attendee! Thanks! Stephanie aka Manic Mommy

    Manic Mommy’s last blog post..FeeLiNG GLee oR "THiS iS So NoT Me"

  7. Hey, can you do this every year until I actually make it to blogher?

    Like, until 2012 or something?

    Yay for you and all those other chicks with this party. I love calling it ‘the people’s party’ and I’m hoping this doesn’t lead to some kind of violent insurrection.

    ozma’s last blog post..It’s Crazy Dictator Month At Ozma Links!

  8. I’m the idiot who didn’t realize that there was all this stuff going on on Thursday night and Friday morning, so I will not be arriving in Chicago until midday on Friday. I have already kicked my ass black and blue and will probably be doing so again a few more times before the end of July. So I’ll be the one hiding in the bathroom applying arnica to my sizable ass. *sigh*

    Major Bedhead’s last blog post..I Don’t Need To Walk Around In Circles

  9. Blogher isn’t scary unless you have an anxiety disorder. Or are sane. Because it’s awesome but so overwhelming…like high school. Except that high school wasn’t awesome. This is a bad analogy.

  10. wah, wah, wah!! I can’t go to blogher! I am nowhere near chicago! suckitude reigns.

  11. Manic Mommy – I think there was some kind of ‘incident’ at BlogHer ’08. If only there was some kind of dramatic reconstruction.


    Mr Farty’s last blog post..Bits and Bobs

  12. Great… I wasn’t nervous, but now apparently I should be? I’ve never been to BlogHer before, so perhaps I missed something. Coming to your party… I wouldn’t miss Fussypants for the world. Love her in a totally nonstalkerish sort of way.
    Can’t wait to meet the rest of you too…

    The Happy Housewife’s last blog post..Confession Time and a Challenge

  13. If I come in drag, can I attend Blogher? Or at least the potty party? Pleeze? I’ve spent very little time in ladies rooms in my life, but meeting Da Bloggess (and my fellow adoring fans) would make it SO worth it. And the free booze.

    That’s it. I’m definitely coming. See y’all there! I’ll be the one “standing” in the corner (heh heh). In the wildly floral mumu. And drinking the free booze.

    Can’t wait.

    Tom’s last blog post..When marketers act like pushy strangers

  14. if I bring a case of something (but NOT share my valium, don’t even ask), will this make the party last longer or make me more popular? See, I made some hooch last year and everyone is afraid of it. Including me. So I need a *respectable* place to unload it in the name of charity, but not get arrested if people do weird shit and take of their clothes. Can I bring waivers for people to sign to drink my home grown brew? It’s pinkish and women tend to like pink things (‘cept me, I hate pink).

  15. And I can TOTALLY tell who REALLY takes Xanax because they don’t spell it with a Z. Idiots.

  16. I’ve never commented on your blog before but I like it. I just wanted to say I’m so glad you said that about Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil The Movie Version. It did comparatively suck.

  17. Seeing the Sprout logo on the same website where I read about kitten mittens, clown porn, and banging weird looking guys just gave me an aneurysm.

  18. awwww shit. I’d love to go but totally gonna be getting schnockered with my kid for her 21st birthday that day. First time legally….for her that is. =D Have fun everyone!!

    peedee’s last blog post..I Heart Darth Vader

  19. DAMMIT!! We are totally going to be in Chicago the week before that. Shitbags. No people’s party/hanging out with Bloggess Jenny for us. Not this time.

  20. Won’t be able to make it this year
    Will it be an anal event? Of course I meant ANUAL event!
    Have a good one mate – and good luck catching the wine flu!

    jenny talia’s last blog post..made in china

  21. Am on the other side of the world, so won’t be able to make it this year
    Say hi to Chicago for me (& my husband & my kids!)
    Will this be an anal event (meant anual – but anal just look better)
    Good luck catching the wine flue mate


    jenny talia’s last blog post..made in china

  22. Hate that I am going to miss you all again this year… Boo. Actually, boob. I’ll be home with my boobs still feeding my babe, and I just can’t see it working to be gone for days. So next year, when my rack is my own again, my girls and I will hope to get our people’s party on. Flush a toilet and raise a glass for me, won’t you?

    kittenpie’s last blog post..It’s Getting Draft-y In Here…

  23. Generally, I’m not a fan of public restrooms (or spending much time in them at all) but I would proudly sit on the sink with one of the funniest women I’ve ever met.
    Can’t wait to meet you and see what Zanax really smells like…

    amo’s last blog post..Step-and-fetch-it.

  24. Although these posts are relevant to my interests, when are we going to hear about the aircraft carrier and your weekend? You are trying to distract us with blow jobs and boing boing, and it’s not going to work!

    Actually it did work, but we would also like the report on the trip, please.

  25. I cannot believe that the pillar of goodness and wholesomeness; SPROUT is sponsoring you! Holy Shit! Lets not tell them what mommy bloggers are really like.

    Beth’s last blog post..Welcome To My New Home

  26. Far too many comparisons to high school. Perhaps I made a wise choice to skip Blogher this summer because high school is just a Disney version of Gitmo – minus the waterboarding, unless nuns with rulers and dominatrix fingernails count as torture devices – in which case, it is just the same without Gabrielle and Troy.

    annie’s last blog post..Transit Observations

  27. i went to a garage sale and bought Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil for .5 shit i can’t find the cents sign. maybe there isn’t one. anyway, i bought it for a nickel and it’s a hardcover and signed by Lady Chablis. Jealous, bitches?

  28. I’ll totally be at the People’s Party and would like a hug, please. I’m always terrified inside that if I were to just stand in the corner, not one single person would come up and talk to me, which is why I just go right up to everybody myself. And I always write a post every year pre-BlogHer offering to hold the hand of anyone who feels equally terrified, promising to drag them along and introduce them to everyone. I’m weird that way.

    Elizabeth’s last blog post..When It’s Time To Change, You’ve Got To Rearrange

  29. So, I know if is like really really really late to post this, BUT, I really really really want to go to BLogher next year and I also have anxiety disorder and think it’s really great that I will have someone to sit in the bathroom with.
    .-= Whitney´s last blog ..People are Impressed by Weird Things =-.

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