Do you look back on events and wonder "What an (a@@, jerk, airhead, choose-your-adjective,) I was!"?
BlogHer is/was a great experience. I would recommend it to anyone. I have loved meeting my blogging idols, my readers, the writers that blow me away with every post. Getting to go to a new city to play with new friends has been great.
Funny thing though. I most vividly remember the awkward moments-yes, regarding myself.
There was the moment that I tried to introduce myself to someone that was in the middle of a circle of old friends and she hardly saw/heard me. (Totally my fault for doing that at that moment.) Seriously, she doesn't remember it at all.
There was the introduction to someone and I ate my size 9 1/2's commenting on her blog name, thinking it was spelled one way, then nanoseconds later I realized it was spelled another way with a totally different meaning. Ugh. Such a jerk.
One night (day? It all runs together,) a big-to-me blogger enthusiastically introduced herself to me. I must have been totally out of it because I think I mumbled something stupid like "oh hi." Um, she is pretty big. She came over to talk to me. In retrospect "OMG!!!!!!! SHE WANTED TO TALK TO ME!!!" but at the time I remember acting all "meh." Totally one of those moments that I want a do-over on. I big-pink-puffy-heart her, and I really hope that my memory is bad and she remembers this incident waaaay different than I do.
I have dozens of stories like these throughout my life. Remind me and some day I'll share my dating blunders with you. For some reason being at BlogHer amplifies my awkwardness.
Why do we remember things differently than they happen? I mean, I hope that I remember these things differently than others do, but I don't think so.