Thursday, March 10, 2011

From Los Angeles to Las Vegas (Alternative Title: Why I Won't Be Blogging This Weekend)

Wow, really? Me!? I get to go to Vegas for a weekend and meet up with three amazing bloggers? Okay, well first, I need to thank God. You know, for giving me this opportunity. And then I need to thank V of Grit and Glamour. She's the one who introduced me to Hootsuite, Klout and Twitter. Seriously, she's the third tweep I started following. Cue screenshot for proof.

What does V have to do with Vegas? Well, at some point, she also told me about the Style Nation Blogger Meetup. Okay, so she didn't tell me specifically -- she was displaying a banner on her sidebar -- but let's pretend she called me up and was like "Hey, I know you live in LA and Vegas isn't far, so you should totally go to this cool thing happening in March, right?" And I was like "Sweet, thanks. Wait, how did you get my number? Are you stalking me? Sexy." (That was a joke. No one stalk me.)

And now, ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present... the hot mamas that I'll be partying with this weekend! (I hope I look like them someday. Actually, I wish I could look like them right now. Yep. Today would be good. Anytime, really...)

Beverly of Style Underdog

Yvonne of Fashion RECON

Fabienne of The House in the Clouds

NOTE: All of these photos were used without permission. I hope none of them sue me, because that would make our first meeting very awkward. However, I do hope they'll tell me if they'd like a photo taken down and I'll happily oblige. Also, I'm not sure if these women have children, but I'll pretend for the sake of this entry.

Now, you're probably wondering why I'm not blogging during this vacay, updating you all with lovely photos, stories and anecdotes. I'm sure you'll be crying yourselves to sleep missing my on-line presence each night, but I have three good reasons:

1) I don't have an iPad, iPhone, iEtc.

2) I don't have a BlackBerry or anything else remotely resembling a smartphone.

3) I don't even have a laptop. Well, I do, but it looks like this.

If you can't tell, that's something that used to be a laptop hooked up to an old-fashioned computer monitor. (Remember those?) This is because the screen broke halfway through college and I couldn't afford to fix it. By the way, this photo was taken in March 2006; it's now March 2011. You do the math, then get back to me with a summary of how technologically challenged I am (538 word limit, please).

Let's face it: I'd rather spend my money on food, booze and clothes than these newfangled devices. Yeah, go ahead and judge. I'm happy.

Until Monday...


  1. Have a good time, Steph! I am so jealous- what an amazing bunch you are going to meet. Have a cocktail for me! -Bella Q
    Enter to Win My Shabby Apple Dress Give-Away- the Citizen Rosebud

  2. Have fun! Who am I kidding you are going to have tons of fun. That is hilarious. I thought my computer was old. It's from 2005. I want a laptop. But, I think I'm just too cheap.
    My Heart Blogged

  3. Have a great time in the city of lights. Eat lots of amazing food and tell me all about it. It's going to be so much fun get better and have a blast! I look forward to your summary of all the fun you've had!

  4. You left off number 4 > THERE WILL BE NO TIME FOR BLOGGING IN VEGAS!! We will be too busy talking, shopping, drinking, eating and dancing on too little sleep! I have a laptop AND a blackberry > there will be no blogging for me while I am in Vegas! :)
    Love ya girl - can't wait to meet you f2f!!

  5. Enjoy everybit of it, and report back.
    Much love.

  6. Some of my fav guys have a great time....cant wait to see pics:)

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  7. Ha ha ha. This post made me laugh, and no,I am not laughing at your misfortune. Im laughing at your little quip underneath the photos.
    I also do not have a technologically advanced phone. Every blogger I read has one, except you! Now I dont feel so left out... and your 'laptop' jebus. maybe you should have a donate to the loudmouth laptop fund button... just a suggestion.. Have fun in Vegas you lucky lady!

  8. Ha! Funny post. Thanks for the love, babe!

    But your tech situation is bad. We totally need to take up a Steph Tech fund. I'm even more impressed with all you do with your blog now! Better yet, I'm willing the casino gods to bless you with a win that will allow you to buy the PC/phone of your dreams!

    Have fun and be safe!


  9. You took away my chocolate again Steph lol

    But this time it is okay, cause Iknow you are going to have an amazing time, and even more amazing posts telling us all about it :D

    Have fun Doll...and don't do anything I wouldn't do (which means you can do everything! laugh out loud)

  10. Have Fun! Looks like it will be an amazing trip.

    xo L.

  11. Have fun!!!! I wish I could have cool blogger meet ups! haha. But I go to school in middle of nowhere town, new england, and live in the not Mickey Mouse part of florida, hahaha.

  12. Have an amazing time....and I'm kind on in awe of your laptop/desktop hybrid - I dub it "lapdesk."

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  13. i love your sense of humor.. have fun in Vegas!


    Twitter @laurenNjordan

  14. LOL, this post is so cute and funny. i adore you! i adore that i'm the second person you ever followed! thank you and have a BLISSFULLY AWESOME time during the vegas meet up. so wish i was there to party with you lovely ladies!!

    Kristy Eléna - Full Time Fabulous
    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Twitter: @kristyelena

  15. I'm hoping I can't blog because I'm having WAY TOO MUCH FUN with my new friends! Woot! I'd have to thank V, too. I think I saw the same banner and deliberated forever because this is still prime snowboarding season. (Yes, a woman obsessed!) But then I thought, let's do the unexpected and go!

    I've been looking forward to it for so long I might combust spontaneously on the plane!

    Lastly, you can totally use my photo, I'm kind of a mom, (certainly old enough). I raised my younger sisters when I was growing up and I have a couple (ex-) step-kids. I'm kinda motherly to everyone anyway! TeeHee!

  16. have so much fun! but then consider a new computer ;) I just upgraded from a very old toshiba laptop to a 13" macbook pro and am VERY happy!

  17. Your reasons are so solid and so made me crack up and then admire you. I can see once again what Arash was talking about. You're really a breath of fresh air.

    It's nice to "meet" you. Have a fabulous time!!!


    Twitter - @ishrattrishna

  18. You'll have so much fun...and I want to hear all about it!

  19. Have fun this weekend!, don't feel bad about the computer, I had a friend who did the same thing with his laptop. You are better off then me all I have is my blackberry and desktop [the desktop is 5 years old].

  20. I am a tad bit jealous of your fun little trip you have planned! make sure to blog about it so that I can live vicariously through you :)

  21. Stephanie, that's amazing have a wonderful trip AND I can't wait to hear more about it via your bloggy. AND thank you so much for stopping by my blog yesterday and leaving SUCH a nice comment, really made my day hun! xx veronika

  22. Hahaha Geeze Steph, you crack me up! I had the most hideous computer until last Christmas. I bought this black flat screen back in 2004 with the matching keyboard, speakers, hard drive and printer. But then they accidentally delivered me the biggest white box of a monitor you've ever seen but with a black keyboard, mouse and hard drive and a bright blue printer. I didn't have time or money to send it back hahaha

    Anyway, have a fab time. I will miss you. xoxo

  23. I want to go to Vegas! Love the outfits below. Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too, soon.


  24. Have a great time! Seems like it's going to be tons of fun!

  25. I found you !!!!!!!!!!
    (long story )
    you'll have a blast and the Style Underdog is so friggin funny, tell her Reva says HI and take lots of pictures ;)

  26. Hope you're having a fabulous time. Can't wait to see pics!

  27. Have a great time (which I'm sure you will!). Ah well, can't blame you for not blogging, sometimes it's better to enjoy the moment than to blog about it!

  28. haha you are too funny steph! you always make me laugh!
    I hope you had a great time in vegas at the meetup! can't wait to hear all about it :o)
    and hope you won big on the fruit machines to buy some better technology ;)

  29. Have FUNN!!
    And now I have to say that I'm wierdly thrilled that you are as much of an untechie as I!!! But you have one up on me. I don't even HAVE a computer!!lol. But I do have a Blackberry. That does nothing. Seriously, adding internet to my phone bill was a hideously expensive thing to do. I don't even have CALL DISPLAY or the ability to text on my phone!!!
    Solidarity of the untechies!!


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