145 days til BlogHer 2009
This July 24-25 marks the 5th annual BlogHer Conference held in my hometown, Chicago, Illinois. Welcome Bloggers to my beautiful city, home to world class museums, countless parks, TWO zoos, although one is technically not in the city. The Serious (Sears, for the grown ups) Tower, The John Hancock Center, and the famous Water Tower, a landmark that survived The Great Chicago Fire.
Da Bears, Da Bulls, the Cubbies. Oh yeah, we have the Blackhawks hockey too and one more team, who's name escapes me right now. Sorry. We have The Magnificent Mile, a GIANT bean in Millennium Park, Oak Street Beach, Navy Pier and Buckingham Fountain.
Then there's the FOOD. Oh my gawd the food. We have Pizza. Pizza like you can't even imagine, Chicago Style Deep Dish, or thin crust, Lou Malnati's, Unos, Giordano's, Gino's, Connie's and Home Run Inn to name a few. We have Little Italy on Taylor Street (you have to try the Italian Ice!), Greek Town, China Town, we have hot dogs at Portillo's and you can't leave without having a Maxwell Street Polish. I think I just gained 20 lbs thinking about it.
BlogHer 2009-In Real Life is going to be AWESOME!
Unfortunately, I won't be in attendance. After much deliberation, the checkbook said no and the credit card isn't even speaking to me :(
BUT! Because it's in Chicago I plan on hanging around outside Friday night and Saturday like a desperate groupie in hope of meeting some of the wonderful bloggers. If you're fortunate enough to attend BlogHer 2009, look for me, I'll be the one with the puppy dog eyes, panhandling for train fare back to J-town.