And if you’re lucky enough to have Mishelle near you often at an event, you get some nice photographic evidence of the good time you had. Which you can then force other people to view. *insert evil laugh of doom here*
I think it’s pretty clear I had a great time. Also, I may have sexually assaulted Catherine. I’m not entirely sure… do you cross some sort of line when you actually try to stick your head inside someone’s tutu while they’re standing at the bar?
If you’d like to see all my Blogher 10 photographs in one place, they’re available on flickr. Enjoy!
I hope to see you all at Blogher 11! But bring a wet suit. It’s going to be in a whale’s vagina next year.
Saturday, August 4th was an incredibly fun day for me at the conference. I was still riding the high of having presented at the Photography ROYO the day before. I got up and enjoyed the Photo Editing ROYO with Amy, Pauline, and Ryan, and then slipped away to chill out before a photo walk with Mishelle.
Mishelle is a very special person to me, and I was so happy that we had the chance to carve out a little time to walk together and take photographs. I forgot what it was like to walk around near Central Park in NYC – there is no shortage of dudes wanting to take you on carriage tours or bike rides.
DO YOU WANT TO TOUR THE CITY, HUH HUH DO YA DO YA?
Tour the city by carriage, the best way to see everything and not get tired!
Come on, best tour available!
Special rate, just for you!
Hahahaha. Blow me, dude, I said no, I meant no, and now, I’m walking away.
Special saunter, just for you.
After the walk we came back to the hotel and hit the keynote, cleaned up, and then (with the help of Twitter to choose a restaurant) Dawn, Mishelle, Rachel and I walked to (the fabulous) Pazza Notte for dinner.
This photo montage shows you my photos from the day, our photo walk, and dinner shots.
Oh, by the way… did you know that your Central Park experience is totally enhanced by doing pilates moves? Really.
Yup, you’re going to have to go back now.
Tomorrow? SPARKLECORN AND CHEESEBURGHER! Woot.
Today, please enjoy viewing two more video montages. These are both from August 6th, the first full conference day.
This video gives you a glance at our Photography ROYO attendees (mad love!), and then goes straight into eventing affairs, with the Blogher Voices of the Year Gala. Please don’t miss the hotness that is Jenny (onthespot) kicking Karaoke’s ass with “Ice, Ice Baby” (the inspiration for the soundtrack here).
And please excuse the fact that ONCE AGAIN I felt the need to take a photo of myself in a bathroom mirror. I really should just have a category on my website called “Dorky Bathroom Photos of Loter”
(sorry about the skipping, apparently I suck.)
Did you notice how the hotel converted men’s bathrooms into women’s bathrooms, since there was so much estrogen up in that muthatrucka? Lemme tell ya, it’s quite enchanting to pull back a shimmery, royal blue curtain in the bathroom and discover mystical porcelain framed waterfalls! Oooooh. Ahhhhh.
On a related note, I want to formally apologize to Jenny (thebloggess) for getting urinal water on her right after this shot (of us with our favorite blogging friend, I. Holden Pee). I swear I don’t make a point of splashing water that flows from pee receptacles on people I like. Well, unless they say something totally assholish to me. While I’m near a pee receptacle. But she didn’t. So, I’m sorry.
The next video makes me so very happy when I watch it. Maria and her husband and friends arranged a crazy Karaoke party at this place called Duets. I had no idea places like this existed, but it was some kind of insane joint filled with rooms people can geek out in with their friends, Karaoke style.
Also, alcohol. So, you know, perfect storm.
Stay tuned for more! Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing shots from the second conference day, my photo walk with Mishelle, and dinner before the parties.
On Friday, I’ll be sharing the Big Kahuna – shots from The Sparklecorn and Cheeseburgher parties. Holy Slammin’ Party Shots, Batman!
**holy shit at all the Jennies in this post.
I arrived in New York on Wednesday, August 4th, and was uber pleased to meet Dawn and Adam at the airport. The rest of the afternoon/evening/night was random hanging out with various people, such as Jenny and Jules. And fun times. Fueled, of course, by alcohol.
And here are photos from my first full day in New York – Thursday, August 5th. A lot of randomness, Dawn, Aiming Low Gals, way too many photos of me in the mirror (somebody stop me from taking photos in bathrooms, please?) and then the Social Luxe Lounge and Nikon Night Out Parties. Whew!
*Firemen courtesy of Nikon. Thank you Nikon. Lawdy.
(By the way, the videos don’t stutter or skip once locally on my computer. Thank YouTube for any craptastic viewing issues. Grrr. And Argh.)
Stay tuned! Tomorrow I’ll slap down photos from August 6th, the first full day of the conference, plus the Blogher Voices of the Year Gala, The Aiming Low EZPZ Party, and a badass Karaoke party at Duets! *insert drunken wooooo! sound here*
One of the things I was hugely excited about this year at the conference was being on a panel of photographers presenting a ROYO (“Room of Your Own” Session) about how to take great photos. Rachel and Mishelle are both amazing artists in their trade and I was so honored to be there with them. Beside the fact that they are both huge inspirations to me, I absolutely adore both of these women on a very personal level too. What a gift to connect with them for this event!
We worked hard for weeks to get our presentation just right, hoping we could fit the best information into the time and medium allotted. I’ll leave it to you all to decide if we were truly successful, but I have to tell you that it felt right and I got a sense that it went very well. (Squee.)
Here you will find the slideshow we used during our presentation, as well as the audio from the actual session right below it. You can listen and go along with the presentation. You’re only missing seeing us sit behind a desk full of wires and cameras and laptops, with microphones pinned to our bewbie areas. (Also, if anyone tries to pass on a rumor that I picked my nose during the presentation, that is a lie. I repeat, a filthy lie.)
I hope you enjoy! And if you have any questions, feel free to hit me up.
Click to play audio:
Of course I would wait 3 months to post about the Blogher 10 Conference. Of course I would!
Lazy douche, for the win, for-evah.
Instead of rambling on and on and illustrating (once again) just how hard it is for me to write coherent thoughts, I’m going to let photos speak for me on this one, the one where I got to go to New York City, speak on a panel about Photography, spend time with people I love dearly, and party my happy meter right into the red.
I’ll kick things off tomorrow with a slideshow presentation and audio from the Photography ROYO that Mishelle, Rachel, and I presented at the Blogher 10 conference. Then, throughout the coming week, you’ll see photos I took while in New York for the conference. It will be a virtual look over my shoulder, so that you can see what I saw.
I’ve put the shots into videos, set to music, for maximum fun. I hope you’ll enjoy them. Come back every day to see what I saw! At the end of the week, I’ll be posting some photos Mishelle took of me, so that you can not only see what I saw, but also what I did.
And make fun of me for dorkiness. Because come on, you know there’s gonna be dorkiness.
November 7th – 13th
These shots taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (on loan from a friend)
Being a Hero at the Race for the Cure
Someone needs a manicure.
You cannot resist his charms.
Periodically, an older version of him jumps out at me.
Waiting to float away.
Well, hello, Scarlett.
Can you see me? I’m trying so hard.
His breakfast obsession is Mommy Approved.
Questioning the mechanics of this Spongebob Episode.
My Kingdom for those lashes.
To view all my photos, visit my Flickr Photostream
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“The Flip Side” is a meme I’ll be joining in with every week. It gives you an opportunity to share a self portrait – reflection, shadow, or classic type portrait. This is a great incentive to practice the art of the self portrait if you want to increase your photography skill. My interpretation is going to involve my sharing of photos that have any part of me in them. I’m going to share several every week, that I captured the previous week. I hope to see you playing along, too!