On August 4th, I hopped on a flight from New York to sunny San Diego. I must say even though it was a work trip ..it was really nice to escape the concrete jungle for a few days.
The conference – BlogHer ’11. The name speaks directly to what the conference is – women bloggers ..over 3,000. Let’s just say, I didn’t hate being stuck in the convention center for 12+ hours a day, x3.
I could be found ..
But in addition to working really hard.. there was a lot of fun to be had & several “celebrity” encounters @ BlogHer ’11.
Ok – don’t get me wrong, I was ecstatic to meet Giuliana. She’s beautiful, gets to stand next to Ryan Seacrest, and every time I watch her show, “Giuliana & Bill” I get teary eyed. BUT the celebrity encounters improve from here (at least according to me).
The star of the new Hillshire Farm commercials is Wendi McLendon-Covey (best known for her recent role as Rita in Bridesmaids and in Reno 911).
Please watch this Hillshire Farm commercial [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxDLtmB2Idw]. While watching pay close attention to the dance move she busts out ..if you do, you’ll appreciate my photo ..because I asked to do it with her :)
“Who hasn’t had their Jimmy Dean breakfast this morning?” Can you guess the next “celebrity” encounter? Oh yeah ..THE SUN himself!! For those of you who don’t think he’s a celebrity (BEN!!!) & the others who need a refresher ..watch! —> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btXC_Y4BetQ&NR=1]
And last, but certainly not least – the Swiffer “Dust Dude”. You know? The commercial “living at the corner of J & K, spending too many nights alone at the space bar”. Forgot? Watch! —> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYNawC9zbsQ&feature=related]. There is ALSO a story that must come before this photo. The Swiffer staff asked if I wanted a picture with him ..of course I did ..clearly I love commercial celebrities. BUT I had met the Jimmy Dean Sun first, so I showed the dust man (the picture of the sun & I) inquiring whether he could top the sun’s photo. He was very confident he could. Little did I know. We posed for a normal “we’ve known each other for 3 minutes tops” picture. Next thing I know …
After the picture, he puts me down and asks ..”was that better?” HA – Swiffer Dust Man I have a special place in my heart for you! :)
There were so many amazing companies represented at BlogHer ..with fun booths & GREAT GIVEAWAYS. Just ask my suitcase & Jeff how much I acquired while I was in San Diego for 3 days!
PS – Thank you Uncle Craig, Aunt Tami, and cousins Connor, Hannah, & Garrett for making the trip down to San Diego from the OC to have dinner with me on Saturday night. And for showing me Coronado isn’t a Mexican restaurant but an island (HA). I LOVED getting to see all of you!! Thank you again :)