At the risk of flogging a dead horse, I am going to mention this one last time: I was nominated as one of Vancouver's top 30 mom bloggers by VancouverMom, and it was really cool. Not only did I get to count myself among these incredible women, I also got to meet them in person! The party was held at Bopomo Pictures in Kitsilano, and attendees included nominees from this year and last year. Cram 40 (or so) moms into one space, and you will end up with a wonderfully busy, noisy atmosphere; one that I would make me feel shy under normal circumstances. Add in the fact that I only knew one person in the room in real life (Harriet of See Theo Run), and you have a truly intimidating situation.
Social anxiety notwithstanding, I did manage to have a great time. It helped that Harriet was kind enough to pick me up on her way there, introduce me to several people she knew, and make sure that I was never standing alone staring awkwardly at the veggies and dip or something. Quite appropriate, really, considering that reading Harriet's blog was part of what inspired me to start blogging in the first place.
And here's where my laziness kicks in. I could give you the whole lowdown on the party and the awesome swag we walked away with, but a few of my fellow nominees have already covered that, so I figure, meh, why re-invent the wheel?
Apparently I wasn't the only one overcome with awkwardness at the thought of attending this party. I felt a whole lot more normal after reading MonkeeMama Naomi's hilarious and self-deprecating review of the evening. Jodi of RantsnRascals overcame some real obstacles to attend the party and also came with the one (very brave!) man in tow. You can read her summary here. Oh, and let's not forget the swag! Tanaya of Bubbles Make Him Smile gives the lowdown (and photos!) here.
Well done, ladies, thanks for your thorough and entertaining summaries of a great evening! (Oh my god, it just hit me, I am totally that kid in school that doesn't lift a finger and then cheats off the other kids' tests! Gah!)