A Sum of Some Parts – My Trip To BlogHer’12.


At this point in time I can do nothing but briefly spit out random details of my latest trip to the BlogHer blog conference in NYC.


A room full of bloggers + a live web address from President Obama = best beginning of a conference ever.


One busted laptop + impromptu trip to Apple store = all data lost.

Biggest blog conference in the country + lack of computer on which to blog = fucking irony.

A session on Blogging For the Love Of It + Alexandra Rosas = excellent discussion.

Cocktails + old college friends = not enough time.

Sponsored lunch + stories of violence against women = unexpected anxiety attack in hotel room.

Lisa Stone as interviewer + Katie Couric = brilliance.

Breast pump + several times a day = raw nips.

Alcohol + glow sticks and unicorns = pretty good time.

Alcohol + no husband around for days = brief moment of weakness:


Poking Jenny On The Spot + saying, “I love you.” + running away = awkward.

Me + parties with hundreds of people = wall merging.

NYC sidewalks + 95 degrees = steamy pee smell.

Taxi cab + illiteracy + first day “driving” = cab ride of death.

Twenty minutes + a borrowed lap top = this post.








17 responses to “A Sum of Some Parts – My Trip To BlogHer’12.”

  1. Jenni’s heavy luggage + discovery of hotel scale = MacGuyver moment.

    Had a lovely time chatting with my lovely fellow wall-merger. Hope I didn’t snore.

  2. Alison says:

    Sounds like an awesome time! Except for death of laptop.

  3. Katie says:

    Uh, Ms Chiu? I expect to hug your wall-hugging ass at BlogHer13 in Chicago. Just so you know. I am all about Team Awkward.

  4. Jen says:

    Yup, that pretty much sums things up for me too

    Expect, my lap top didn’t break. I brought it but didn’t touch it the whole weekend. Does that make me lame?

  5. Who could resist Harry Potter? C’mon. That doesn’t count as a moment of weakness. It’s just good taste.
    The pumping? Ow. Major props to you on that one.
    I only did Pathfinder Day, but I made it to Obama’s address. I totally cried. Very moving to be in a room with that many excited women. And I was so inpired by what Lisa and Elisa and Drury created. Out of nothing. Amazing.

  6. Alexandra says:

    Also add:

    Most awesome panel comment ever from audience:

    “Dear PR people: FUCK. FUck FUck Fuckity fuck.”

    LOVE YOU. xo

  7. Loved seeing you multiple times = 😉

    but… not enough real talking time together = 🙁 (No dinner ever materialized on Saturday night)

    Alexandra has said: all of us to be roomates in Chicago next year = YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. John says:

    ’twas wonderful meeting you . . . and I had no idea about the laptop, but that sucks. So very badly. Was this your first time to NYC? Because the steamy pee smell is evident at temperatures above 80 degrees.

    • Jenni Chiu says:

      Wish I could’ve chatted you and your lovely wife up a little more.
      It was not my first time in NYC. I was expecting the warm piss smell, but still… slap in the face…

  9. Lady Jennie says:

    Well summed up my friend – esp the NY street smell.

  10. Hahahahaha!!! I love being poked by LOOOOOOVE 🙂

  11. My last comment sounded dirty. OH WELL. O.O

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