Bloggers In Sin City.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, a little thing called Bloggers in Sin City rolled into town. At first, I wasn't really sure I would participate because I had a family wedding to attend that weekend, but then I thought, well, if all these crazy, fun bloggers are in my new city... Why the heck not? And so I emailed this amazing lady who organized the whole shebang and signed right up. Before you knew it, there were 69 of us and we all started introducing ourselves on Twitter and getting as excited and giddy as a bunch of wild sixteen year olds (which, in a lot of ways, we all became in each other's presence).

As soon as the ladies started arriving in Vegas, the fun began. Now, keep in mind, it was a little different for me. When we first met up for the happiest of hours at The Venetian's Zefferino, I rolled in straight from work... to a group that had already met one another and were knee high in Vegas shenanigans and a fantastic boozy, bloggy love fest. I, on the other hand, knew no one and was very busy trying to convince myself that I could walk into a group of almost 70, all the while attempting to quiet the voice inside screaming out, "Dear lord, I feel like an idiot. I don't know a soul, I should just go home. I really wish I was in my pajamas watching 30 Rock..." Well, folks, I sucked it up, played my favorite game of let's pretend to be the most confident person in the room and marched on in. Good thing I did because I got to walk around with my Twitter handle written in black sharpie on my arm and meet some amazingly nice women. Like her. And her. And her. And about 66 others. After about two hours of hugs and drinks and laughs, I excused myself right before the group went on a, and this actually hurts to type, cheese tour. (Damn you, new found eating habits. I gave in and had the vodka tonic, but had to gracefully bow out before the group met up with my ex boyfriend, cheese.)

On Friday night, after a very long day of work and family wedding festivities, I met up with the group at the Heart Bar in Planet Hollywood for an "I Just Came From a Theme Party Bar Crawl." {Before I go any further, can I just ask something? What exactly has happened to Planet Hollywood? I go there expecting photos of Bruce and Demi wearing letterman jackets and instead walk into a really cool, hip casino. I kind of love it there. It's true. Moving on...} Anyway, I decided to walk into the bar sporting a mustache. You know, because that's not awkward or anything. At the Heart Bar, our group had several bottles of vodka comped and we were treated like the rockstars we really are. Oh, and did I mention that I finally go to meet my blog love, Ali? We have been blog buddies for well over a year and I felt like I already knew her. When she walked into the bar, the room turned black and white, romantic music started playing and we fell into each other's arms. And the love affair began. In real life.

I spent the next couple of hours sweating my mustache off, putting it back on, coming up with another costume (luckily, I come to these events prepared with a bag full of backup options), meeting this absolute sweetheart, buying far too expensive of drinks at Diablo's and walking the strip with my new found soulmates.

The next day, I had to skip out on the blogfest to go to my cousin's wedding, but thanks to my girl, Ali, I have a few photos to share of some of the things I missed.

The next morning, we all met up for a champagne brunch to toast our new friendships, hang out at the pool and say goodbye. I can't tell you how much this weekend meant to me and how very glad I am that I put myself out there to meet some incredible new people. When I was trying to talk myself out of going initially, I told my best friend, "So, we all have a blog. Who cares? That doesn't mean we have anything in common. It's like meeting up for a convention with people because they have a Facebook page! How crazy is that?!" Well, dear readers, I am happy to report that I was wrong. When Jenner later asked me if I met anyone I liked, I said, "No, I met some new people I love." He said, "Wait a second, you just met some people you love?" My response? "Yep."

I can't wait until Bloggers in Sin City 2011... Until then, BiSC ladies, let me know when you're in town. You will always have a friend in Vegas! To the rest of you, I hope you make it next year. Xoxo!


  1. aw that looked like a lot of fun! wish i could've been there! :(

  2. It was so wonderful to meet you and have you at BiSC! Can't wait for next year!

  3. Um, so many hearts. Oodles (oodles?) of hearts. Infinity hearts. All for you.

    That weekend was a success because I met you. No joke. And you know how serious I am when it comes our...connection.

  4. I was searching pictures on google en I saw your blog & I must say: your blog is so nice! I really love it, you tell the tings you like and show really nice pictures! (:
    I'm following you!

  5. I loved meeting you and your mustache! :) Next year is going to be amazing!

  6. Aw. Everytime I see a BiSC post my heart swells.

    BiSC 2011 better be just like, if not more awesome than, 2010.