Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mrs Potato Head is a c*nt

Alternate title: Calling all people with a Mrs. Potato Head fetish to my blog.

I actually scribbled out this post on the plane ride home from BlogHer, but I've had a migraine (or maybe it's a BlogHer hangover?) since the day I got back two weeks ago that has kept me from doing really anything besides just getting through the day - and night. I finally dragged myself to the doctor recently, and while I have yet to hear the results of the series of tests my doctor put me though, she did thankfully give me a prescription for some hard core pain relievers. Between that, and following the instructions of my best friend Lisa, who is a Physical Therapist - I'm finally starting to feel like myself again. Now, if only Lisa lived closer to me, and could come over and give me some massages...

By now, you've no doubt read more than your share of BlogHer recaps, so I'll be surprised if anyone even gets this far into this post. And if you have, you're probably just hoping I'll get to the Potato Head story. I could write a lot about my great weekend at BlogHer, but the one thing that highlighted the entire conference for me happened five minutes after my sister and I arrived at the hotel in Chicago.

We had just checked in when I noticed a small group of women sitting in the lobby that I recognized from their blogs. We went over to say hi, and it was not at all like I imagined meeting people that I had never actually talked to or seen in person would be like. It was more like catching up with friends that I'd known for a long time. There was an immediate camaraderie. I was so comfortable, that I ended up giving our room key to a couple of the women who needed a place to stash their stuff until they checked in. They were probably thinking, "who is this chick, and how does she know we're not axe murderers?" And then, "wait a minute, how do we know she's not an axe murderer!" Or maybe they felt the same way I did. The same way I felt with practically every person that I met that weekend.

I want to say THANK YOU to Kirsten, Issa, Renee, Christy, Stacey, Marinka, Jessica, Maura, Caitlin, Flappy, Greis, Andrea, Matt, Ben, Andrea, Kendra and every blogger I had the opportunity to meet, even briefly. Thank you for welcoming me as your friend. Thank you for connecting with me as a fellow writer. Thank you for opening my mind to the transformational power of blogging. Thank you for feeding my soul. Thank you for helping me find my voice. Thank you for making me laugh - and laugh and laugh and laugh. YOU made my weekend!

One of the small things I did do this past couple weeks of pain, was upload the pictures from my weekend at BlogHer so I could send them to all my new BFFs. My husband and I were watching TV on the couch while I was getting my pictures onto Flickr, and a character in the show said something to the effect of "...and then she called me the c word", at just about the same time that I was uploading the following picture:


Simultaneously, my husband was glancing over at this picture on my screen, and said to me "what's that?" To which I replied "c*nt". He stared at the picture for a moment before saying, "what do you have against Mrs Potato Head???"

...and thus, the title of this post was born.


p.s. If you took one of my blog cards at BlogHer, and tried unsuccessfully to find me on Twitter, I listed the wrong Twitter ID on my cards. It's @KariHeart. But I never tweet, so don't bother following me if you are expecting to actually communicate with me that way.

17 comments:

Kirsten said...

Mrs. Potato head did look a little sassy, but I don't think she deserves being called a cunt. You should be ashamed of yourself.

butwhymommy said...

Oh that is just too funny. But you better watch it, I hear Mr. Potato Head can be pretty mean. He won't like what you called his wife.

Christy said...

You totally shocked me with that title post Kari! Too funny. Love that picture, and all the memories of walking the expo hall with you guys. I agree - the collective YOU made the conference for me too!!!

ps - sooo sorry to hear you've been feeling crap for two weeks. I know you're on vacation now and am really hoping the pain stays away and the drugs dont make you feel too loopy!

Marinka said...

Lucky you. I didn't get any celebrity shots.

I loved hanging out with you and Kirsten. The way that the two of you instantly gave me a key to your room made me realize that we were soul mates. And by "soul mates", I mean "people I could mooch off forever". Can't wait to see you in NYC! I'll need the key, of course.
xo

Zip n Tizzy said...

So sorry about the migrains. Glad you've gotten some relief.
Looks like you had a wonderful time in Chicago!

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

LOL! Oh that's too funny!!!! I laughed out loud. And my 5-year-old is sitting here asking me what's funny so I'm really glad I didn't bust out with "cunt" as a reply.

Glad you had fun and hope you're head feels better soon. :(

Amazing Greis said...

Had a great time in Chicago, and have yet to post my recap. It's coming, I swear. LOL

I thought for sure we'd gotten you out of your twitter funk, you were doing so well with it in Chicago. I guess you'll just have to be a once a year twitterer, during BlogHer of course.

See you in NYC!

anymommy said...

I knew that was going to be good. I loved meeting you; love you in general and I can't wait to laugh our way through NYC!

Lish said...

You had me at cunt.

Nice work in buttering up Marinka. Operation crash at Marinka's place next year looks full speed ahead.

Headless Mom said...

Thank YOU!!!! For a great weekend, the friendship, the laughs, AND the cab ride!

Issas Crazy World said...

I love you. That is all.

Seriously I can't believe we live this dam far apart. You crack me up.

Poor Mrs. Potato Head...what'd she ever do to you?

Maura said...

I did a total double-take when I saw the name of this post! You are one surprise after another. (Flappy) :-)

Thank you for making that weekend what it was for me, too. Can't wait until we get together again now that we're back home!

Tamara @ Watching the Grass Grow said...

Hope the migraines clear up soon--I've dealt with them myself and know what a pain in the ass they are.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for "following" me! :-)

Childsplayx2 said...

One of the highlights of BlogHer was meeting you - someone new who I didn't know before. I'm so glad we crossed paths!

And I'm feeling a little sorry for Mr. Potato head right now as I had no idea about Mrs. Potato Head.

I am Janeen... said...

Maybe if I used the word 'cunt' in a blog post title, the family would be offended enough to quit reading...

Mary Freaking Poppins said...

My five year old, the bright little reader she is, just looked over my shoulder and said in her way too loud voice, "Mrs. Potato Head is a cu-cu- cunt! What in the heck does that mean Mommy?"
Really. Thank God no other adult is here but me... I wouldn't have been able to stifle the internal laughter and ignore her as well.

Thanks... who the hell taught her to read anyway?

mommygeekology said...

Shit I'm totally late to the party.

This post title made me laugh and worried that someone would look over my shoulder all at the same time. lol. :)

 

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