Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Start Spreading the News

I have been sitting on a big fat morsel of excitement for about three months.


Check it out -

I'm going


Once up upon a time there was this chick who was born tender then she turned bad then she went messy. Badly messy. So she got better, got babies, a husband. Going to New York was her dream.

One day she started an IVF blog which turned into a pregnancy blog which turned into a cancer blog. These days she just blogs about whatever the hell life throws at her in any given day. Oh - and there were secret squirrel trapdoors in cyberspace which opened up to her and she met some of her best friends online. Angels, disguised as bloggers.


So far I have bought my all weekend BlogHer conference pass, and two nights at the Hilton. That's all I got. I told Dave I was going to America in August. I expected him to say, wow hon that's great .... or, pffft yeah right.

Know what he said?

"Well I'm not staying at home while you're off overseas."

So he is coming too. We have an appointment in a few weeks to go down to the American Consulate in Sydney to get visas. Ummmm, hopefully we will get them. America is a tricky place to visit these days! Lucky everyone loves Aussies. Dave and I may or may not have to answer specific questions about our mis-spent twenties. *cough*

Hopefully we'll be allowed in. I may have to row a boat over, if they say no.

We are trying to save up money for the airfare. Every time I tell somebody, the first question is, "Who will look after the kids?"

I have no idea. I'm terrified of the plane crashing and leaving them orphans .... I was even too scared to fly anywhere for our honeymoon for the same reason.

Anyway. The cat's outta the bag. We're aiming to stay for two weeks, make it a real holiday. I'm so excited that I'm already sad it will be over one day. Gemini, one of my BFFs, will probably not be there SOB ..... but lot's of people will. Heather has promised the pizza is awesome ..... I will be the judge of that, Ms Spohr. I need to hug Mel, especially after her post today.

Katiepie and I are roomies for the weekend, we've promised to not tell the other if we fart in our sleep.

I'm gonna be a part of it.

And I can't wait.


  1. I am sooooooo sad I can't get there. Soooooo sad! But, should you want to come over to the sunnier side of the country and visit that famous mouse's land or perhaps take a tour of where the rich and famous live...I'd be there in a freaking heartbeat!

    You are going to have a fabulous time, I just know it! I can't wait to hear all about all the fun things you do. Hugs!

  2. You'll have a wonderful time! Mmmm...pizza...yeah that's a must and fresh bagels. Yeah, I have food issues.

    I need to investigate this BlogHer thing more.

    Yes, the sunnier side of the country it's not that far from me. I'd crash that party. : )

  3. WOW How exciting Eden ! I am so jealous you are going to meet all those wonderful people. Oh you will have to give Mel a hug from me please.

  4. Oh my gosh, exciting!!!!! I wish we could have an exchange program, I would love two weeks in Australia! No Blog Her for me, but if you guys come around DC/Baltimore and/ore need any info or advice, let me know!

  5. Why does Blogger hate me so much? I'm not anonymous!!! ~Kimberly

  6. Watch out, New York! The Rileys are coming!

    How exciting - I'm sure you'll have a great time. I think it will be virtually impossible not to!

  7. You will lurvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv NYC!! Can't wait to read your blogs about it!! You have to get tickets to a broadway show.

    How excellent that you and Dave can make a real trip of it. You so deserve some big fun.


  8. Woooooooooooooooot!

    My husband is coming, too!

    This is the most fabulous news I could ask for today.


  9. I am so jealous! Have so much fun and if you head south, let me know.

    The pizza IS fantastic, NYC is awesome, and have fun meeting everyone!

  10. My husband better keep his buns home where he belongs...hahahahah!!

    I just sent ya an e-mail....

  11. Can't you get in on the Visa Waiver Program? Australia is a qualifying country, and if you're staying less than 90 days you should qualify. Although, I'm sure they would have told you that when you made the appt? I know very little about what people have to go through to come into the U.S., but I hope it all goes smoothly for you!
    I'm glad Dave gets to go to! And yes, everyone does love Aussies :).

  12. How exciting! Yay! I hope we will have a chance to meet.
    Man, I am so excited about BlogHer.
    Fingers crossed for the visas. :-)

  13. Hooray! Well done you. New York - how dreamy. Please have a piece of lemon pie and a coffee in one of those diners. You know the one. Standard New York diner. With pie. Thank you.

    You'll find someone to watch the little kids - it will all work out.

  14. So...just a suggestion here....you need to do a little traveling in the U.S. Two weeks in NYC is too much. How about the Rock and Roll hall of fame?? http://www.rockhall.com/ (cuz it is only about half hour from me :)

  15. Pleeeeease, if you have a chance, organize a stopover in Hawaii? And come stay with us? We're on the Big Island...

  16. Good for you!
    I'm sure Blogher will be a better place for having you there.

  17. I will take you to my favorite pizza place! :-)

  18. Me and the DH went to Aruba in November, with the kids. I was a nervous wreck the whole flight. But we got there and had a childless blast! You will too ...

    Oh, and I'm just a hop-skip-jump from NYC, being that I'm in NJ. I would love to meet up!


    That is my excited screaming because I finally get to meet you face-to-face.

  20. Oh my god! You're coming here? For real? For two weeks??? I'm so excited!! We'll hang out right? If you need a place to stay, you can have our guest room.

    I hope, hope, hope they let you in. You can mention my name, if you need to.

    Good luck with the visa!


  21. How exciting.. if you want to come to Kansas (lol), you ave a plAce tO stay!

  22. Ok, now I'm really bummed that I won't be there.

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