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#BlogHer12 Begins!

by Meghann on August 3, 2012

Whoa! What a morning!


You guys were NOT kidding, BlogHer is CRAZY. Fun, exciting, informative, and definitely a one-of-a-kind experience, but above all, it’s CRAZY. Crazy in a good way. :)

My morning started off a little less crazy. Theodora met me at Ashley‘s apartment and we went for a quick 4 mile run by the river.


And I’m not kidding when I say “quick.” Apparently we were keeping a sub-7:30 pace. Not sure where that came from, I haven’t kept that pace in a long time. Maybe that’s a sign I need to start running with friends a little more regularly, especially ones that will push the pace and make me go faster. I need more of that!

After the run, I showered (no one wants to sit next to a smelly runner all day), got dress, and met Theodora and Sabrina at BlogHer in midtown.


I was expecting a huge line for badges (you know, being 5,000 attendees after all), but there was none. I think most people had picked their’s up last night. It only took a few minutes to flash our IDs, grab our badges, and get in line for food.


There was quite a spread – pastries, muffins, fresh fruit, eggs, potatoes, and bacon. Yum.


I had it all. I was starving at that point.


So good!

Best part about breakfast? Catching up with my girls.


<3 Sabrina and Theodora!

We skipped the opening remarks in favor of hitting the expo up instead.


It’s hard to see in the photo, but please note The Lorax had his own name badge which read “The Lorax.” ;)


The expo was INSANE. I spent close to two hours checking out all the booths and networking with the company representatives. So many brands – not enough business cards!


I said “hi” to my friends at Dole.


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Took some photos with Quilted Northern Toilet Paper (the official TP of BlogHer ’12 <– yes, that’s a serious sponsorship)


Grabbed a few goodies

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Made some funny faces


Had my digital caricature done


What do you think? Does it look like me?


And then I rested.


To say the expo was overwhelming would be an understatement. :)

Time for lunch with Martha Stewart(!!!) . This day is speeding by!

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