Type-A Conference Recap: Mirth Edition

Written by on June 26, 2012 in Charlotte, NC - 25 Comments

Did you know I went to Type-A Con this weekend? Did you feel that I was actually fixated on it? Perhaps it was because I posted about it here, here and here.

I’m home now. I’m exhausted. I’m processing.

I’m not going to make the rookie mistake again of not planning a full week of children’s activities executed by someone other than myself the week following my next conference. I will need to catch up on sleep and decompress.

I am so spent that I just sat and watched while the Spiderman-costumed Frat Boy The Elder rearrange every piece of furniture in my den and turned it into a “movie theater.” I said nothing and continued to read the #typeacon twitter stream and realized everyone who attended was also discussing what we did there, trying fit it all into their overstimulated brains.

I have no idea where he gets his flair for the dramatic.

We met people who make us laugh while also intimidating the mess out of us because of their quick-witted brilliance. I’m talking about you, Anissa.

Meeting Anissa Mayhew at Type-A Parent Conference

She liked me because we share thieving tendencies and aren't afraid to tell the internet.

We laughed until our bellies hurt with roommates who hogged the bed, snored and talked in their sleep (I might be talking about myself), took blackmail worthy pictures,  made raunchy jokes, performed Reiki sessions, and ate copious amounts of junk food in the bed after some butt-kicking parties where we showed off our collective penchant for the ridiculous.

That's the Goonie Goo Goos. I'm not going to go on about how we were robbed at the Just Dance competition, but we totally were.

We were on the news, again, because we were sitting outside when this happened. Also, we are not “Mommy Bloggers.” We are bloggers and writers and business people. Don’t pigeon hole us, WCNC.

That's me in the background with Heather, noses in our phones, as per usual.

We met people who made us think, inspired us to write more, and write better.

Clever Girls Collective-Ubisoft Dinner at Harvest Moon

Turns out that blogger universal language includes "That's what she said," Just Dance, and geekiness.

We ate delicious food with new and old friends.

Bacon Cheesecake

Bacon Cheesecake at Harvest Moon Grille.

We met people whom we “knew” online in person, and they were all shorter than I expected them to be.

We learned more about the business side of blogging than was ever thought to exist. We are all now trying to apply them to our blogs and our lives.

Did I mention we laughed?

Do these lips make my butt look big?

Next stop, BlogHer’12.



25 Comments on "Type-A Conference Recap: Mirth Edition"

  1. Erin @ The Grass Skirt June 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm · Reply

    This looked like a blast, and it sounds like it was not only fun but actually helpful. I’m so glad that you enjoyed it, and I love those Angelina lips on you. :)

    • Tricia June 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm · Reply

      Thanks, Erin! I learned so much and met so many wonderful and hilarious people. You must come with me next year. xoxo

  2. Andrea June 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm · Reply

    Looks like you had a fabulous time! Sorry that I missed the conference… I won’t next year!

    • Tricia June 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm · Reply

      Andrea, it was so much fun, and I learned so much. Definitely make sure you get there next year!

  3. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm June 27, 2012 at 7:50 am · Reply

    Ha! You must be tall like me – everyone I met was shorter than I expected in person ;-) Great recap – sorry we didn’t get a chance to connect!

    • Tricia June 27, 2012 at 8:00 am · Reply

      I’m 5’5, but I was so surprised when people were closer to the 5’0 mark. From their pictures, I assumed everyone would be closer to 5’10. Not so.

      Let’s definitely try and meet up next time, Lisa!

  4. kippy p. June 27, 2012 at 8:50 am · Reply

    great post TPO! so, so, so sad i missed it.

    • Tricia June 27, 2012 at 8:51 am · Reply

      Thanks, KP. Can’t wait for BlogHer!

  5. Andrea June 27, 2012 at 8:56 am · Reply

    Now that I know who you are I will totally introduce you to Lisa. She’s really tall and will make you accurate in your assumption!

    I’m so glad we got to meet, even if it was in those last *moments* … ;)

    See you in NYC in August!

    • Tricia June 27, 2012 at 9:24 am · Reply

      Andrea, I will hunt you down at BlogHer. I LOVED meeting you!

  6. Heather June 27, 2012 at 9:58 am · Reply

    When I went to sessions, I learned a lot of amazing things. When I phoned-it-in I was grateful for that cozy hilton bed and the girls who tweeted….win win! And hello Supah Swag!

    • Tricia June 27, 2012 at 10:20 am · Reply

      That bed was the best. Can’t wait until BlogHer, HAM!

  7. julie/ Julieverse at Just Precious June 28, 2012 at 12:10 am · Reply

    So great to meet you, Tricia! you’re so right–a total first week of Freshman year–from the parties to the orientation to the first classes, discussions and too-late nights.

    • Tricia June 28, 2012 at 8:23 am · Reply

      Loved meeting you, too, Julie! Can’t wait to do it again!

  8. Anne (@notasupermom) July 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm · Reply

    She you at BlogHer! Rest up and hydrate in advance!

    • Tricia July 6, 2012 at 10:12 pm · Reply

      You know it, sister. Can’t wait to break stuff with you!

  9. Andrea (Lil-Kid-Things) July 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm · Reply

    I loved the moustaches! Hope to see you at Blogher!

    • Tricia July 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm · Reply

      Thanks, Andrea! I’ll stalk you at BlogHer. Can’t wait!

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