Friday, July 24, 2009

Adventures at BlogHer, part 1

OK, I actually haven't yet had any adventures at the BlogHer conference because it's midnight and I just got here. My flight was delayed four, count them, four hours.

When you have four hours to kill at the airport, you start noticing things like: Women wear some really cheesy clothes. And why would you choose to wear five inch heels to walk around an airport? And...

...for $14.99, you can purchase the world's most ginormous size bag of M&M's. But then you might exceed the plane's weight limit.

So, after a long haul, I arrived at the Sheraton Twin Towers. One thing I've learned over the years from Dave, who's a seasoned business travel and a world-class mooch, is to ask for an upgrade. So I did. And I got one!

How excited am I to sleep in a king-size bed tonight with NO kids kicking me or waking up in the middle of the night to ask for water?!


I'll keep you posted on what goes down here!


  1. How exciting! Wish I was there and could meet you and some of the other fantastic BlogHer ladies in person.

    Enjoy that huge, child-free bed. Also if they have any sort of a decent bathtub I suggest spending at least an hour in it.

    Hope you have a wonderful time!


  2. Your room looks great! Those
    M & M's look great too, Enjoy~

  3. YES we know you will miss the family BUT I can just feel your excited thoughts "I can eat what I want. I can do whatever I want. I can come and I can go WHENEVER I want". It is such a rush! Have a fun and enjoy!

  4. I have a friend who always, always, always dresses up when she flies--and I don't think she owns flats. One time we half-ran twenty-seven gates to catch a flight and I SWEAR her feet were bleeding. I know she wouldnt' do it differently, though.

  5. WOW! You probably won't be able to sleep with everyone out of the bed. ENJOY!

  6. have a wonderful time!!! blogher is supposed to be amazing. and that bed looks dreamy :) xoxo

  7. Have a great time, Ellen!! You deserve this little getaway :-)

  8. Have fun and Welcome to Chicago!!! We have lots of fun things to do and see here! :)

    Enjoy yourself!

  9. How wonderful for you! If someone gave me those M and M's I'd probably eat 'em all in no time and feel guilty later. And that bed! Wow--that looks like eight hour nap HEAVEN!!!!

    Fun times in the Big City!

  10. I am so jelous you are at Blogher! I so desperately wanted to go, and just could not swing it this year. Can't wait to hear all the adventures you will be having.

  11. When you ask for an upgrade, exactly what do you say? Enquiring minds are curious - not that I travel much if I can help it, but...

  12. Mary, I usually just say, "Any chance I can get an upgrade tonight?"


Thanks for sharing!

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