Wednesday, May 23, 2007

It Has Come to My Attention

There is just a little over eight weeks until BlogHer 2007. I will be going to Chicago, sans kiddos, to tear up the town. The lovely Canape and I will be sharing a room, so I'll have a place to hide when I just can't shake Jessica (she swears she's going to stalk me, but we all know she won't be able to see me over the crowds that will surround her wherever she goes).

Anyway, the reason I'm so excited to be going (besides the fact that Canape is going to do my make-up) is the opportunity I'm going to have to meet in person (I hope) many of the incredible women I've gotten to know over the past ten months or so of blogging. They've made me laugh, cry, snort, think, recoil in horror, sing a song and cheer.

I know a trip to Chicago may not be in the budget for everyone, and if this is the case with you I want you to know how much you'll be missed. There are still others that I know would like to go but might not have a spouse that understands how important this conference is to them (shout out to Shakey for being incredibly understanding on this point). For this reason, I'm starting a petition.

See, I want to see Janet there.

Mr. Wonder Mom needs to know just how important blogging is to his wife, what an amazing network of women you are and how many of us want to meet his magnificent wife (why should he get to keep her all to himself?). So please add your name to this petition by leaving a comment to this post. And if you need us to get a petition started for you, just send me an email.

What are you waiting for? Read the statement and get commenting already!

We, the undersigned, think Janet aka Wonder Mom is indeed wonderful and we would grately appreciate the opportunity to spend time with her in Chicago at the BlogHer conference. Please find a way to make it possible for her to attend. You don't want an army of crazy bloggers after you now, do you?

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Signed,
The Women of the Blogoverse

39 Deserve Mamma's Love:

Jenny said...

ARE you going? oh dear, yet another reason that I MUST go.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

You are so frickin' funny...my sides hurt...!!!

Thanks sweet stuff...I shall forward this letter to my husband.

Karen Rani said...

I can't wait to meet you either. You'll have a blast - last year was incredible. And loud.

Jennifer said...

I am jealous. I sure wish I could go to BlogHer. Next year, I'm so there! Can I meet you next year?

And I'm here to sign the petition for Janet to go!!!

canape said...

Yes - Janet must attend! How many signatures do we have to have?

Oh, The Joys said...

Dammit, Janet must attend.

(Artie must stay BEHIND.) Heh.

Erika, Plain Jane Mom said...

Yes, yes, get Janet there!

Pissed OFF Housewife said...

Oh honey, I'd love to sign but I fear it's just the crazy feminist lesbians trying to convert you.

Really ask Googie or Rosie, they're only in it for the toaster!

(removing tongue from cheek)

Ummm... the girl's gotta let off some steam. Tell your husband to thank the good Lord he didn't marry me, at least you have a job.

PunditMom said...

I can't wait to meet you! See you there!

qofs said...

Tell your husband I'll how him my boobs.

Kelly said...

Add me to the signatures for Janet, and then add me to the petition. Maybe next year!:(

Slackermommy said...

I can't wait to meet you also! And Janet MUST go! Add my siggy.

Worker Mommy said...

Yes, Janet must go! Pretty Please, Mr Wondermom!


And yes, we'll probably be doing a similar letter for Mr. Worker Mommy next year. I've hit my one trip alone quota this year (well I will anyway when I head to Vegas at the end of June for a conference)

Blog Antagonist said...

I wish I could go to Blogher. As it happens, I will be in Chicago that weekend, but am meeting a group of friends. We planned this gtg long ago, so I can't really ditch them. I hope you all have a FAB-u-lous time!

www.nolanotes.com said...

I will miss this year, what with a new baby due to arrive shortly, but you can't count me in for next year! Have fun and please provide us who can't make it a full report!

Peg said...

Aww...I wish I could go--I am blessed because if the funds were there, my secret admirer would be SO giving me the thumbs up. I've not mentioned it, because we're not in a good money spot for something like this in '07--maybe '08, depending on location!

And certainly, put my name on the petition for Janet!!
:D

Kevin Charnas said...

I

am

so

jealous.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Where do I sign?? Yes, Janet must go. If only so I can give her a good talking to about that damn dog of hers. :)

Pissed OFF Housewife said...

" qofs said...

Tell your husband I'll how him my boobs. "

Yes, and I'll show him mine too! 3 years of breastfeeding and 75 pounds of weight both up and down.

Get the rusty spoons ready, the guy may wanna be gouging his eyeballs out!

Izzy said...

Awww..this is such a nice thing to do. You're a good friend! Consider this my Izzy Hancock on the petition for Miss Janet to join us at Blogher 07 :)

Scribbit said...

Oh how I wish I was going!

Kim said...

awwwww, I made you snort? heh~

This whole Blgher thing has got me all riled up. I really want to go I think, but I'm not sure what the hell I'd do! I'll be honest, I'm not really a seminar kind of girl. I AM a sit around the bar, swim in the pool, and check out the waiters kind of girl...But I don't want to miss out on meeting everyone. Oh, the dilemma. Perhaps there is a place for me?

Thanks for the link up, you're just the cutest.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

All I hafta say is you people ROCK!

I mentioned it to Mista last night and he was quite impressed how many people actually cared...I'm still far from going though...

Though he has realized how important this is...

Thank you guys!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Mamma,
I would love to meet you and Janet....more than you could know....damn Bridezilla and her unwillingness to change the shower I am hosting...she acts like it is HER day!

It's posts like this that make me GREEN with envy!

I have not completely given up hope...but the outlook is dim!

That Jessica....she is ROCK STAR! :)

Terri said...

Oh... I wish I were going!

MommaK said...

I'm looking forward to meeting you too! Hell, we nmay be on the same flight. Speaking of that, I really need to book mine.

Hope you have a great weekend :)

moosh in indy. said...

I've already offered her my bed, in a completely unkinky kind of way you know. Way to look out for the ladies!

MamaLee said...

Janet can't come to Blogher because she is coming to my house. Damn girl bribed me into making her lasagna and some fancy dessert.

Freaking wench.

LOL

Ruth Dynamite said...

C'mon, Mista! She must go!

Can't wait!

Seattle Mamacita said...

this is why i'm hooked on blogging what a community it creates...Janet must go...since i'm a just a newbie to blogging i won't be going but hope to next year..

Dorky Dad said...

I'm totally tempted to crash Chicago, even though I'm a dude. And I won't even let my wife go, just for effect. Or would that be affect? No. I think it's effect.

So why don't blogging guys have a conference?

slouching mom said...

Oh, man. I cannot go, and I'm jealous of those who will be going.

But. Absolutely. Janet should go if she wants to go. And it sounds like she does. Consider me a signer of your petition.

Gunfighter said...

Dorky Dad,

Most of the people that read my blog are women... I'd love to go. We should both crash next year.

Mamma said...

Dads,

I think you should have a simultaneous conference to blogher. I so want to meet you all in person (and I WOULD have met DD if he wasn't so technologically challenged).

Housewife said...

And it has come to my attention that you haven't bothered to blog in almost a week.

Totally unacceptable.

Get typing girl.

Pendullum said...

I fear that the final nailhasbeen hit and I will not have the privilage of meeting up with all you beautiful talented woman...I will have to live vicariously through the blogsposted during and afterwards...

Lawyer Mama said...

Oh, I'll sign that petition!

I can't wait to meet you too. Martinis? I'll just look for the crowd around Jessica and I'm sure we'll find each other!

Amber said...

I clicked over here from Janet's and she would be the top of my stalking list. I can just see the campaign: Let Janet Go! To BlogHer, that is.. :-)

DangerDoll: said...

You are going. I am not.

No fair, Mamma!!! NO FAIR!!!

(So how many times per day do you hear that?)