Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Lazy Blogger's Party Summary

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!)


  1. A nice efficient recap! I didn't get to meet you in all the hub bub that was that night, but I was there! :)

  2. Glad I could help?! hehe :P Thanks for the mention! I think everyone was a bit nervous, shy, or overwhelmed at some point of the event. There was a lot of great women there!

  3. @Mama in the City I did recognize you when they were doing the prize giveaways and made a mental note to introduce myself, but then I guess I got distracted... must have been Janice Lau's shiny metals demo. Next time I won't forget to introduce myself!

  4. I didn't get much of a chance to talk with you, but hopefully I'll see you again soon and we can rectify that. At least you're on Twitter now! :)

  5. It was pretty crazy in there! Anyway, more to the point, you sure LOOKED good. - haha..

  6. @harriet glynn Thanks, Harriet. You were looking pretty spiffy yourself, as evidenced by that awesome pic of you looking like the hotty cardio surgeon from Grey's!!!


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