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Top Ten Reasons I’m not at BlogHer

July 24th, 2009

10. Can I still call it baby weight when she is turning a year old in less than a week?

9. I haven’t worn fashionable shoes in so long my feet would likely rebel. I live in sandals but I would feel compelled to dig out my grown up shoes if I went to Chicago and likely would be rendered unable to walk before my plane landed.

8. It seems like a lot of money to spend on my little blogging hobby – especially since my blog doesn’t generate any income.

7. My tolerance is shot. Between 27 9 months of pregnancy and having 2 small children, a single glass of wine makes me start winking suggestively at my husband. Two glasses and I start snorting when I laugh and giggling at everything I say (because I am hysterical when I drink).

6. My current wardrobe shouldn’t travel outside of my house let alone the state of TN.

5. My tens of readers would be disappointed to find I’m no where near as witty in person (shut up – I am too witty on my blog sometimes).

4. I’ve forgotten how to make small talk that doesn’t revolve around potty training and making the switch to toddler beds. I used to be able to converse about exotic topics like politics, travel, and societal issues but I think that space in my brain is now occupied by the words to the Dora the Explorer and the Olivia theme songs.

3. Have you seen how cute my kids are? And my fabulous hubby? I would miss them if I left for 4 days.

2. I would miss my wine and cheese themed Bunco party tonight and Margarita-her tomorrow.

1. Being a stay at home mom doesn’t pay particularly well. I love the sloppy kisses and hugs but I’m pretty sure BlogHer and the airlines and the Sheraton in Chicago would want actual dollars and I don’t have a lot of extras of those lying around.


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19 Responses to “Top Ten Reasons I’m not at BlogHer”

  1. Tania @ Larger Family Life Says:

    All good points that I can relate to. Especially numbers 1, 3, 9, 10, 7, 2, 4, 5, 8, and 6.

  2. Deanna Says:

    Great post! Great reasons! Enjoy the potty training discussions before they turn into the sex talk, birth control, disease, under-age drinking and, yeah, driving… lol Have a great day!

  3. Kim Says:

    Is there small talk outside of potty training and toddler beds?

  4. beachmom Says:

    I am laughing here thinking about how small talk has changed among my group of friends over the last 11 years … we are officially BACK to potty behaviour (why the STILL won’t clean the toilet they just peed all over) and sleeping in places other than our own beds (insomnia has struck the 40 and over crowd!!)

  5. Shelly Says:

    I guess Walmart didn’t sponsor you either. Oh well! #251

  6. nora Says:

    Oh I am there with you on the small talk turning to mommy-talk so quickly. I would like to NOT talk about developmental milestones, diapers and what’s in ’em and more mommy things. And the shoes… I head back to work in September and I should start telling my feet now.

  7. dena Says:

    Thanks for stopping by. I made the puppy chow today to take to a friend’s get together….all eaten! THAT’S the secret. Make it, eat a little, and share. Distribute the fat. 🙂

    Loved your list! Looking forward to catching up on some of your posts!!

  8. amy2boys Says:

    I love #7 and it would be on my list too actually!

  9. Rhonda Says:

    LMAO at that one!! Number 7 really hit home!!! only after two, I’m not snorting, I’m sleeping!!! LOL
    I didn’t know there was anything besides “potty training”, preschool, ABC’s, ELMO and that damable spongebob”
    What was that “adult” talk again???? LOL

  10. Yaya Says:

    Eh, I’m sure blogher is overrated. Or, let’s just tell ourselves that! 😉

  11. Muthering Heights Says:

    LOLOLOL about #10! I’m going with “yes” on that one…especially since I just had baby #3, and am in no rush to diet! 🙂

    (P.S. I came by through the Blog Hop. Nice to meet you!)

  12. Charity Says:

    Your list is hilarious! Loved it. Made me feel so much better about being home this weekend, cleaning out the garage and listening to my kids make armpit fart noises. No, I probably wouldn’t mingle so well at Blogher either! So nice to have met you through Blog Hop!

  13. Andrea H Says:

    I love your list!

    I would love for you to visit me and comment on my Blog Hop Post: http://www.moodymamasays.com/2009/07/23/top-10-reasons-i-am-excited-to-stay-home-with-my-family-this-coming-weekend/

  14. clueless mama Says:

    I love the sarcasm in your tone:) I haven’t had a glass of wine in so long, I don’t know how my body would react. I’m with you about being funny or witty on my blog. Sometimes I think I might be funnier than my readers do. Oh well, it’s good I can still make myself laugh!

  15. Rana Says:

    I’m stopping by from Bloghop. I love your list. #4 is so true. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

  16. Christi Says:

    Loving the blog, subscribing. I end up raking the icing off of the cake too…well half of it, unless it is cream cheese, then I rake the cake off the icing! 🙂

  17. Leisa Hammett Says:

    Oh, c’mon. This is the third Margarit-Her pre-post I’ve read with some beautiful woman demeaning her physical self. Deary, I just looked at the pictures and I think ur beautiful and thought so last night and think I told you so. Ur too smart for this self-deprecation. And I did too talk with you about weighty topics when we met at Meredith’s. 🙂 It was good to see you last night, Michelle. Your banner is one of my all time faves. Verrry creative! I’m still waiting on mine….Cheers.

  18. Leisa Hammett Says:

    Oh, and btw, Jamie and I, at least, wore practical shoes last night. I swore off Americanized Chinese foot torture 13 years ago. Wear high tight thingies on footies = suffering and pay later.

  19. Stacie Says:

    All great reasons! Stopping by from the blog hop to say hello.

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