So I was at work the other week minding my own business like I usually do (O__O) when I received an email with from BlogHer (biggest female blogging community in the country). I opened the email to see an invitation from them to me to speak on a Humor Writing panel at this year’s conference.
Me: *falls out chair* Wait what? *closed email* *reopened and reread to make sure I read correctly the first time* *exclaims* WHATTT???
The line ”We hope that you are interested” was in this email. Am I interested? AM I INTERESTED??? Does Mariah Carey like spandex? Is Ashanti hairy? Was Ron Burgundy trapped in a glass case of emotions??? Does Ricky Bobby wake up and piss excellence? HAYELL. YES!
I couldn’t respond back fast enough. I didn’t want to send them back an email that would show that I lacked ALL sense and was cheesing like a cheshire cat. I wanted to reply with “iLIVE!!! *does Bro Franklin*” but I thought better.
So I composed myself and crafted a very sensible reply, saying “This sounds like an AWESOME (for lack of a better word) opportunity. I’m definitely interested in speaking on this panel at BlogHer. I’ll just do a silent jig at my desk at work.” *Please insert applause here for maintaining some semblance of sense*
Then I got my Speaker’s Agreement and sent it back yesterday. Once I got the green light to make it public, I was on Twittah hollering it from the rooftops and acting up. Doing all types of inappropriate twurks and church scoots. I did a joyful *WALL SLIDE* and errthang.
Lil ol’ ME? Speaking at BlogHer? You mean itttt??? *Thug on floor* :’-)
BlogHer is HUGE! Last year, registration sold out in 2 months, and some folks who wanted to go had to settle for the “Lobby Conference” which meant you paid to hang out in the lobby and take in the awesomeness of the surroundings and the people. I was one of those people. To go from that to speaking? I’m FLOORED! It’s like the Rose Bowl of Blogging, and I’m a starter. Like TGIF way back in the day, and I’m the 7:30 show. Like Saturday morning cartoons, and I’m SchoolHouse Rock AND New Kids on the Block.
I’m so excited and surprised that they deemed me worthy to be on a panel. So yes. I shall be at BlogHer ’10 in NYC on August 6 & 7. I’ll be the one in Red Pumps and acting a fool. You can’t miss me.
eBailey’s for EVERYONE! This is a partayyy! Ow owwwww!