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San Diego, 2011. It is my very first BlogHer experience, and I am in my element – taking in the city and conference, bouncing from party to after-party, collecting swag bags and exchanging business cards. It is the epitome of social learning, and it will take at least two more BlogHer Conferences (New York 2012 and Chicago 2013, respectively) to convince me that I really have outgrown the institution.
August 6th, 2011 – I’ve printed out three Eventbrite invitations. Party hopping heaven! The first invite is for the Softcup soirée… with special guest, Mario Lopez! Squee! Mr. Dimples is making an appearance at a blogging conference for women? Is this what happens at blogging conferences?
But wait… WHAT is SOFTCUP? And why is Mario shilling for it?
“Softcup is a flexible cup that is worn internally, around your cervix. It collects, rather than absorbs menstrual flow. It’s hypo-allergenic, latex-free and completely safe when used as directed.”
WTF. Seriously, A.C. Slater? You’re pushing a menstruation cup? Do I really want to hang around for your speech… or worse, a demonstration?
Saddened, I was embarrassed for both of us. So I did what every self-entitled blogger would do: when Mario arrived with his entourage, I hopped the velvet rope and asked for a photo with him, declaring that frankly, I had a better party to get to. He looked at me with surprise, as did everyone around me – I mean, who was this crazy blogger?
As soon as the photo was taken, I skipped away, calling out, “I got the first photo with Mr. Dimples! And now I’m gone! Enjoy your period product!” True story.