Sorry to drop a bomb like that and run, but there has been a lot to do this morning...so let me bring you up to speed.
My wife knows how much I love the Blogging world, and writing, but SERIOUSLY drew the line at letting me go party with 1500 women in a hotel for a weekend. And as we have been mapping out travel plans for the year, BlogHer has always been at the back of my mind. Nagging.
So when my wife's best friend had a baby a while back, she started making plans to go visit them...by herself...with daddy home babysitting for the weekend. And thus began what I refer to now as "Guiltgate".
Now here is the part of the story I can't get into too much detail on...how I will be getting in. See, like all of you, I have made great friends in the Blog world, and some of those friends have offered to help me attend a sold out BlogHer '09 conference. Yes, I will be paying, btw, and that is all I can say.
So as my blushing bride and I sat to discuss last night, again the topic came up. And again I pushed as hard as I could without having to scour the yellow pages for daddy-friendly divorce lawyers.
And then...SHE SAID YES!!!!
Condition #1. I'm not allowed to have sex with anyone except myself.
Condition #2. I have to stay with her friend who lives in Chicago. This was a tough one for me, but I understand that doing so will give her some comfort. So dammit, but ok.
Condition #3. I have to call her fucking constantly.
Condition #4. I have to go see family friends who live close to Notre Dame, and that will cut into some of the things I want to attend, but again, so be it.
Condition #5. I have to owe her a lot. For a long time. This one is subjective, so I may be able to get around it as soon as I get back.
Anyway...I AM GOING!!
Now before any of you crazy broads ask, I am not giving out my travel details...another condition of my wife's because she firmly believes you all to be sex starved internet loonies.
But I hope to lay eyes on you at some point!! I should be easy to spot...I'll be the BlogHIM.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
posthumous pointerTo laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson