This weekend I brought Hailey with me to the Mom 2.0 Summit in Austin and it was sort of awesome because I had someone to hide in my hotel room with but I also had someone who made me actually get out of my hotel room when she got bored. I was able to see so many people I love and although I probably only spent six hours outside of the room it felt like a big step for me.
On Friday I had to present an award at the Iris Awards and I’d wanted to get my hair done but I was too exhausted so instead I comforted myself with the fact that I did at least have a nice new dress and that was really reassuring until I was putting it on and felt a lump on my thigh.
Because the security tag was still on it. *sigh*
And it was a little mortifying but honestly? Pretty on brand for me.
But it was okay because the ruffles hid it and no one would have known had I not immediately told everyone on twitter and also showed it to every single person I saw in real life. (Bonus: It acted as a built-in fidget spinner and if I got caught in an awkward conversation I could always squirt ink and run away like a terrible octopus.)
Then at the actual awards show I had to present Most Entertaining Blog of the Year and if you click here and forward to the 41 minute mark you can see me fuck it up completely. Like to the point that the host (Adam Rippon) came on seconds later and said, “What…is happening?” And that was a fair question, but also I think the whole thing was probably pretty entertaining if you weren’t actually on the stage so I think it’s probably fine.
Or I won’t ever be asked to give out an award again.
Either way works really.