Friday, 1 October 2010

I met Jenny from The Bloggess and she wrote me a poem.

A few months ago, my big tough Australian in-remission husband Dave and I were at BlogHer 2010 in New York. It was a triumphant holiday, kind of like, "FUCK YOU LIFE .... HE DIDN'T DIE!!!"

Dave and I were walking through a sea of bloggers at the Hilton, and it struck me that he had no idea who any of these people were. "Wow. You could get stuck in a lift with Dooce herself and smile politely and talk about the weather."

"What's Juice?"


Part of the festivities one night involved Jenny from The Bloggess sitting at a table with an old-fashioned typewriter, banging out psychic poems for people. I *had* to get a personalised poem from her.

So I did.

She was so gracious and gorgeous, sitting there with her confidence hair extensions. She looked at me and said, "Hmmmmm, now what am I going to write about you?" I told her I was the Australian she met the night before, in the toilets. She remembered my thick fake-snake bangle (which I bought for $9 at Westfield Penrith) .... and she started tapping out my psychic poem/reading.

She gave it to me .... along with a sticker.

Is it strange that I really want to frame it?


  1. LMAO no it's not strange at all - it was a memorable AND important trip of your life, you should frame everything you can about that time, so that when you walk past it while chasing the kids or doing the cleaning [meh] you can stop gaze fondly at it and think - "I was once in NY!".


    p.s. Totally love the poem!

  2. Oh God....I still wish I could have been there. To meet people that write poetic prose like that....well it would have made my life so much more fun. (Except for *Juice*, I'm kinda pissed she makes so much money for doing what I do for free---though I hear that she blogs every day....I mean really WHO has time for that?? Oh hell, who am I kidding, I am just jealous).

  3. I love her tagline ... "It's only offensive to assholes." Why didn't I think of that? (no need to answer ...) That should be the battle cry of all bloggers plagued by self-consciousness and insecurity. TB, you should borrow that thought for the offended mommy clique ... sign their yearbook with THAT. Get a bumper sticker ... something ....

  4. It's awesome and so, so very The Bloggess. I'd totally frame it.

  5. You are awesome and adorable. Also, I look like a giant mollusk in that picture.

  6. I'd frame it!! That's pretty cool.
    I would've had a bit of fun sporting that bangle if I were you. Since you're an Aussie, the bangle would get lots of ooo's and ahhh's for all the poisonous animals you've got down there. You can tell people you wrestled the snake to its end by yourself and had to make a trophy - badass!!! ;)

  7. That's awesome! I would totally frame it, but maybe not hang it in the living room...

  8. I love your husband's cluelessness about blogger stardom. It's refreshing!

    Jenny's message to you is awesome! I got one from her too, equally awesome, but I didn't realize that's who was dishing the fortunes until she handed me the sticker. So I'm a bit clueless, too.

  9. THAT. Must be made into your blog header.


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