Getting to Know You, Getting to Know You…Err Me

It’s exactly ONE WEEK until I am headed to the windy city, Chicago, for BlogHer 2009. As the days get closer I find myself a bundle of excited nerves. Then I thought “What if all the people I meet there have no idea who I am?” Not meaning that they don’t know me but that that don’t know things about me. So what do I do, I decide to do what will probably be one of the most random posts on my blog and talk about me ๐Ÿ™‚ . These are total random points and thoughts I have and you lucky ones get to read them.

First and foremost I will be the one in the beautiful Christian Louboutin shoes just like these:
Christian Louboutin Black Pumps

My little feet shall be adorned with these beautiful red soled heels…wait I am dreaming again.

Okay so I won’t be donning any Louboutin this time BUT I will have super cute shoes. But this post isn’t about my style, though with Carson Kressley at the Nikon party perhaps it should be. Yes I will be bringing out the big guns for that party. Can you imagine how terrible it would be to see him quoted in a magazine or on a tv show and saying something like “I attended BlogHer 09 this year and there was a fashion disaster from (insert blog name here, it will not be mine) someone really needs to work with this poor sould” Shame of all shame that would be! However if this man wants to give me the tips on how to look good naked then bring them on LOL.

*New Thought: I wonder what he will say when I start telling everyone he is my personal stylist. I have decided that is the job for him, I pay in compliments and fruit tarts! I think I shall become his new best friend while I am there.

Okay back to the original topic of this post, a bit about ME. Some things you may or may not know (or care to know for that matter, but I am sharing anyway!)

~ I am pretty sure the kids will still be alive when I get home, however I will be a bit neurotic about it I am sure the entire time. This is the first time I have left the kids with dad for this long alone! He has had them before but went down to his moms so he could hunt so in all reality his mom had them. I can’t wait to hear the stories when I return, if I don’t get 1,096 calls while I am at Blogher from them ๐Ÿ™‚

~ I will have my bodygaurds, um I mean my really good friends and fellow Label Daddy bloggers by my side the whole time (pretty much). We are roomies and I know we will be having a blast. We like to call ourselves TGGT (figure that one out and you get some brownie points).

~ I dance, I dance, oh and did I mention I dance. While you won’t find me embarrassing myself by attempting not to butcher a song while singing Karaoke you will find me shaking my groove thing if party atmosphere permits. I am not shy about dancing, it’s my vice (along with shoes and purses).

~ I am a hugger but I am not sure how many other people are. I hope I don’t freak anyone out and them feel the need to call security, I promise I am harmless I just am friendly. Better to be friendly than a not so nice person right ๐Ÿ™‚

~ Don’t be fooled if I come across as a bit shy, I promise I am not, usually I am just feeling the vibe and adjusting to it :). After all you don’t want me talking all loud and acting crazy in a professional enviroment and to argue that you don’t want me all timid and acting like a scared mouse at the parties. I warm up it may just take me a minute but I still hug ๐Ÿ™‚

~ I am a bit nervous about riding in cabs. I mean have you ever watched Home Alone: Lost in New York or Taxi Cab confessions there are some freaky drivers and crazy people that get into these cabs and I am supposed to just get in their trustingly and hope that the likes of Drew & Scott Peterson won’t be the one driving the cab. Can you tell I am not liking the cab idea but you have to save money somehow.

~ I will overpack, it’s a problem I have you see. I can’t function unless I have at least 2 to 3 different outfits to choose from. Now knowing good and well I pretty much know what I want to wear Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday night. I have what I am wearing home down and am 99% sure on what I am wearing to Friday’s conference and Saturday is easy as it’s provided for me, yet somehow I will still manage to get there with more than 6 outfits (enough for parties, sessions and home) probably more like 12 or 15. It’s a problem I have.

Hi my name is Toni and I am an over packer.

I am really looking forward to seeing everyone at Blogher. This will be such a fun time and learning experience and I can’t wait. I know I will just love everyone there and hope they love me too and if they don’t then they can just SUCK IT!

WHO’S READY FOR BLOGHER!!!! *Raising Hand* Registered & Protected

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!


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    What a great way to do a little introduction, especially for those of us who are newer to your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

    No trip away from the kids for me this year, but maybe next time (and we can share cabs since they freak me out too!). I'll be in Chicago in spirit. Have a blast!

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    So I think there was a post after the picture of those shoes but I didn't get to it. Kinda got stuck on those gorgeous shoes….


    Anywho, enjoy BlogHer!!

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    Keep It Classy, Jen :

    LOL…RAISING HAND!!! I'm ready for my hug…and can I get in on this TGGT?? I only know what two of those letters stand for…

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    You are gonna do great! Wish I were going to give you support! You want my cell phone # just for text/picture support? LOL!

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    Justice Jonesie :

    LOL! I'm ready *hands up* and we must have had the same dream because in my dream I had those exact same shoes on!!

    The pressure to wear the right clothes is tough! I can't take it- I need a cocktail!

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    I wish I could go, just to meet you!

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    Jennifer-EightyMPHMom :

    Oh I wish I was going…it would be fun to meet you. You are going to have a blast. I cannot wait to read all about it (I'm sure you will be posting, right??). Have a wonderful time!

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    Delighted to meet you! Just found your site via CSAHM. I just started this blogging adventure a few months ago, but continue to be amazed at the joy, encouragement, and faith that I find.

    Keep writing, the world is reading.

    Hugs from this missionary mommy,
    Sarah Dawn

    PS Now, you really better do a cartwheel!

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    Hi Toni – so glad to hear you are going to Blogher! It will be fun to meet! We are bringing some great BlogFrog swag so I will make sure you get a t-shirt for your kiddos (they are so cute!). One week from now we'll be hamming it up in Chicago!

    Holly at TheBlogFrog

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    Stopping by as a fellow blogfrog leader. I don't know much at all about BlogHer even though I am a member of that site. I hope the conference thingy is fun!!

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) :

    Oh how I wish I were going…*sigh!* But I definitely plan to go in 2010, so hopefully you'll be at that one, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I'm the same way you are – shy at first, but a hugger. We'd get along great! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have FUN! Love those shoes…*drool*… ๐Ÿ™‚

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