Friday, October 12, 2007

Remain Calm

Now that I've tweezed my eyebrows to oblivion and nobody will mistake me for Sasquatch, I'm ready to roll . . . to the Seattle Mom Blogs Party.

But wow, how do people accomplish getting over the nerves of meeting people online for the first time in real life? I know all you BlogHer women have been through this before, but not me. I feel like I'm going to pass out at the mere thought, and yet, I'm excited as all get out.

Because tonight, amongst cleaning products and cocktails, the SMB community will gather for the first time - well, except for the brilliant women who dreamt up the site, they've been canoodling for a looooong time. And we'll see each other's faces. And we'll connect the blog to the author. And we'll be exposed, no longer writing in our jammies, highly caffeinated, in the wee hours where only our words speak for themselves (not that I'd know anything about that). And hopefully there will be community, togetherness and support for all that we are doing, each in our own way, for all that we are sharing and for all that we can accomplish together if we put our minds to it.

Even though I never made it to Nordstrom to buy some Spanx so that I would not shock all these lovely ladies with my muffin top. Even though I didn't get enough sleep last night and couldn't squeeze in a massage and a manicure in between returning coats that don't fit to Costco and raking up the leaves that have taken over the back yard . And even though I tried desperately but couldn't find the perfect outfit that I wanted to scream "hip mom", I'm ready.

I'm ready to go expose the mom who doesn't have it all together. Who is nervous to meet some of the superstars of the blog world. Who is afraid that they won't like her. Who, if it weren't for the fact that she's entering this unknown with her best friend, would need some serious meds to make it through the evening.

So, off we go.

18 comments:

painted maypole said...

Oh Carrie! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Kellan Rhodes said...

You'll do marvelous!! Just have a blast.

Cathy said...

Oh, I'd feel the same way -- so nerve-wracking.

You look great! I predict a wonderful evening.

Kyla said...

If it is anything like my BlogHer experience, it will be wonderful. You already know these people so well, it just feels like home.

Mamacita Tina said...

Have a great time!

Times like that, I need some wine to calm my nerves.

Ferbit said...

I was nervous too! :) It was wonderful meeting you and I had a great time at the party. :)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I am SO jealous! I can't wait to hear all about it...and I think you look great! :)

LindaJ said...

RELAX!!! It's no biggie...You are hot, you are interesting, you DO have it all together.....Have no fear...I'll tell you if your being a dork.

Carrie said...

We all survived the nervousness! It was great to meet you last night. I hope we can all get together again soon!

Pendullum said...

You look mahhhhhvellous Dahhhlinnnnkkk!!!
AndI can not wait to read all about it...
I have never met a blogger... and I would be as nervous if not more than you....
I know they are going to love you! You, hip,young, hot momma!!!

alice c said...

Carrie - you look great - and if I was there and saw that great big smile I would know who it was straight away and give you a hug!
Party for the rest of us!

The Daring One said...

I can't believe you were nervous. You were so calm and fun and great to talk to. I'm amazed you could walk into a group where you hardly knew anyone and seem so relaxed and articulate.

I hope we can get together again soon!

kimi said...

you didn't look very nervous to me! SO great meeting you! we've gotta do that more often!

An Ordinary Mom said...

I wish we would have had the chance to chat more, but I am at least glad that I now can put an actual face and person with your blog! And by the way, you didn't seem nervous in the least bit.

Hopefully we will see you again soon!

Bananas said...

I love this post and somehow reading it AFTER the grand event is even better. It was so much fun to meet you- you're as personable and charming IRL as online... and totally cute!!

Ann(ie) said...

I chickened out sorta. Worker Mommy told me about it and my lame ass chickened out! I actually had another commitment, but I was anxious about going to this anyway. I was all like they like me online...what if they hate me in person. feh. I would have loved to meet you, too!! I'm a big idiot.

HOW WAS IT????????

Dying to hear.....

kim said...

Carrie what a beautiful picture! I hope you had a wonderful time.. I think Im jealous!
Tell us all about it and dont forget pics!!

Jenny said...

So how was it?!

I'm so jealous. Why don't all of you just come down to Houston for the weekend?