Very quickly and shoddily written first impressions from Chicago!
Chicago – rockin’
Jetlag – turns me into a babbling moron 🙂
Deep Dish Pizza, slice of, eaten at midnight – will take approximately seven weeks to digest
Meg – hilarious, wonderful, even-better-in-person got me smashed on a margarita!
Jen – warm, funny, oozes intelligence and a great gal for a good chinwag 🙂
PastaQueen – tall, slinky, gorgeous complexion, witty… she’s not The Queen for nufin, people!
Pamela – We meet at last! She is a lovely, lovely woman and I can’t wait to chat to her more. I also met her wee son and her Scottish husband and I almost burst into tears o’ joy at hearing his accent. Mmm, Scottish accent.
Kate – Another chick who just radiates so much intelligence that it makes you swoon. I was glad to chat to her for a few wee minutes 🙂
Weetabix and Sarah – I managed not to squeal like a fangirl and even tho I only got to talk to them briefly they were incredibly charming. I hope to stalk them further today!
Wendy – Oh man. Mah hero! She did a great job on the Bodies panel yesterday. I hope I get to chat to her again, and I hope I don’t make a dick of myself. I stood up in the panel yesterday and sprouted some incoherent babble and did you know what I thought? "Aww man. I can’t believe I sound so stupid in front of WENDY."
Sorry this entry is devoid of all style, wit, substance, editing, etc etc but it’s breakfast time and I don’t see the point of being at a blogging conference and spending your whole time behind a computer. That’s what you do back home in your jammies! Now is the time for pressing the flesh. And eating the free bagels.
A quick word about the Bodies panel yesterday – I felt quite gutted by some things I heard; the thoughts we have about ourselves. I just wanted to crash tackle some people to the floor with a bear hug. Because I used to feel like that and I remember it all too well. And though I will never be a You Go Girlfriend Love Your Body type of person, I have to say how amazing it feels just to enjoying occupying my skin, every lump and bump. I just want to eat up the world with a spoon, the same way I used to do with the Nutella. I wanted to tell people that it is possible to get a different place, even though it’s a very loooong and wacky road to get there.