Sunday, July 19, 2009

I'm Going to BlogHer..The Angry Julie Edition

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This week I will be attending the BlogHer Conference in Chicago. This will be my first time attending the conference. Yes folks, I'm a BlogHer Virgin. I wanted to go last year when it was in San Francisco, and in my home state, California. I felt that my blogging was not good enough, and that I couldn't compete with the "good bloggers". Well this year, I paid for my ticket in February, because I knew it would sell out quickly, as it did.

I have no idea what to expect, as I'm quite overwhelmed. I know that many people are overwhelmed and not sure on what to expect. I've been reading posts about BlogHer on blogs for at least two weeks now. I've seen what parties people are going to, what they are wearing, what sessions they are attending, or what touristy places they are going to visit. I love seeing everyone's comments and posts on Twitter. There was even a hashtag started today that said, #amgoingtoblogher.

I'm really not that nervous or meeting or interacting with people at the Conference. I work in the public sector aka law enforcement, so I talk with people first hand forty plus hours a week. I can start conversations very easy, almost too easy. I tend to talk a lot, and really fast. So please do not think I'm a freak if you meet me, it's the ADHD talking, not Julie being obnoxious. If you judge me by my blog title, you might think I'm Angry, but really, I'm not that Angry. I have an opinion on anything and everything, just start a conversation and I will give you it. I read a lot and I'm online a lot, so I have a wealth of random information in my head. Seriously, it's scary!

I can really thank my college sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, for my excellent conversation skills. It's all those summer workshops that we spent hours in, practicing for Fall Formal Rush. I'm sure all the sorority girls will know exactly what I'm talking about. I can have a conversation with almost anybody, without even asking "what's your major, or what high school did you go too". I like to start with "What your blog name, and what's your genre?" I like to categorize people, it makes me remember them better.

I've been trying to work on an outline or a schedule all day today. I like to be organized. It makes things easier for me. I tend to over program myself and then I get overwhelmed. I showed Angry Husband my quasi schedule. The days were filled from six am to midnight. He just shrugged his shoulders and said, "well this is a once a year event, you really want to get the most out of it that you can." Oh my, did Angry Husband really agree with me? Say it ain't so. I spent a good twenty minutes with my BlogHer roommate, Shannon, on the phone earlier. We discussed our RSVP's and schedules. We pretty much agreed to go to all the same events. Yay, I will have a partner in crime...did I say crime, oops this may be a little bit out of my jurisdiction.

Now, the wardrobe. Everyone is really freaking out about what to wear. Angry Julie wears a uniform four days a week. This will be a nice change for me, to wear normal clothes, that are not navy blue. I have a ton of clothing, and most of it is brand new with tags. Although I doubted my own wardrobe and headed out to the stores today. I'm actually thankful that I did. I found the perfect "little black dress" at TJ Maxx for only $39.99. I also tried on a dress new tags with tags from Ann Taylor Loft courtesy of "The huge closet of Angry Julie aka Wasteland of Never Worn Clothes". I think I have a pretty hip wardrobe and will be sporting it daily in blogger land aka Chi-Town.

I can't wait to meet everyone and experience BlogHer. I hope you forgive me if I don't remember your name. I may appear to be rude, but really it's my un-medicated ADHD.

Oh, and you probably want to actually see those dresses I mentioned above, don't you...well guess what..I'm going to show you anyway!

The TJ Maxx Dress


The Ann Taylor Loft Dress
P.S. I was one of the 20 winners of The Johnson and Johnson BlogHer Scholarships!!! Thanks to Splenda, I'm receiving $1200 to pay my way! I'm pretty excited~

22 comments:

  1. You look great! Love the dresses...see you at BlogHer!

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  2. Great dresses! We are going to have SO.MUCH.FUN!!!

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  3. LOVE the dresses...especially the Ann Taylor one. Super cute!

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  4. I love those dresses! You look very cute & I'm sure you'll have a blast :)

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  5. Ummm....AWESOME! And I'm jealous! Love,love,love the dresses (and a big "hell yeah" for not having to wear uniforms for the week)!!

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  6. You look great in both dresses! You will have a BLAST!

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  7. Definitely know what you're talking about with rush convos! "Where are you from, what's your major, what high school did you go to, oh you know ________" was the typical conversation...so much that we made fun of how much we said it!

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  8. congrats on the scholarship! Is it ok to be a bit jealous? I'm a bit jealous because you are going to have so much fun at blogher!! You will have to tell us all about it!

    Love the dresses! You look fabulous! I especially love the black one- perfect party dress!!

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  9. Stella just said "Is that Julie? She looks beautiful! What a beautiful dress". She likes the black one better. I'm excited for you and I'm jealous that you get time away! I hope you have a blast!!!! Everytime I see you with new people, in my head I think...AOII did that to you :)

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  10. I'm LOVING both dresses! You are gorgeous dahling! Can't wait to go next year...when my blogging is better. ; )

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  11. That is SO fun and cool! I didn't even know such a thing existed, perhaps because I live under a rock. Those are some cute dresses too! Have fun!

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  12. You look great, so cute in those pictures! I wish I were going, please keep us posted at home.

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  13. Pretty dresses - especially the Ann Taylor! The countdown is so exciting now that we're so close to BlogHer (I'm a virgin this year too, lol)

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  14. I am jealous! I wish I want going, maybe next year! Love the dressed!

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  15. Precious dresses and congrats on winning. I can't wait to hear all about it!

    Have fun and I know everyone will fall in love with you.

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  16. That's awesome!! I hope you have a great time!

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  17. Hi, just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. Very excited about the swap. I've never done one before so I have tons of ideas!

    The conference sounds like it is going to be a blast. Love the dresses and hope you have a wonderful time.

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  18. I am so glad you have your dresses decided on. Me on the other hand, I think I am going to wear the bedsheets at this point. Honest. I have some kick ass shoes - but nothing to wear with them. Sigh.
    Atleast one of us with look good.

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  19. Cute dresses, Julie! Have a blast!

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  20. Great choices! Have an awesome time. I need to get into BlogHer more. I did sign up a long time ago but never kept up on it.

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  21. How exciting! Have a great time!

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  22. Congratulations on your scholarship! You and Shannon have a great time. I love both of your dresses. They look REALLLLLY really good on you but you already knew that!

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