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obligatory “#BiSC was so fucking awesome” post

May 25, 2011

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I attended the 3rd annual Bloggers in Sin City meetup over the weekend. If you follow me on twitter, you probably already know that. My last 88 tweets (yes, I counted) have been, in some way, shape or form, professing my love for the 50+ other bloggers who attended with me. Or complaining about how much my feet hurt. We can’t keep it ALL positive up in here, you know.

I learned several things over the weekend.

Canada doesn’t have Target.

PURE nightclub will let you check you shoes and walk around barefoot. (right, jenn?)

In vegas, 12 oz. of red bull costs $8. Club sandwiches are $15. MINI bottles of water are $9. You get the drift — it’s fucking expensive as shit.

Lounging in the sun is so much more fun when you have a VIP area or a cabana.

But above all of that, the #1 thing I learned is that bloggers are really great people…. who live way too far away. I’ve met so many amazing folks through the internet, and this weekend was no exception. If you ever have a chance to attend BiSC, or any blogger meetup for that matter, DO IT. Even if you have to go alone. I’m not saying that you won’t end up meeting a blogger who sucks — it happens. But if you are lucky enough to meet 100 bloggers in your lifetime, the other 99 people you meet will be AWESOME.

Oh and one more thing I learned. Nicole is a saint. The weekend was impeccably organized for optimum fun and we owe all of that to her.

Enough schmoopy mcshoomp and cheesey mccheesiness. I was going to post a ton of pictures, but this video Apocalypstick compiled captures how much freaking fun the weekend was in just a few minutes.

Start saving your money for next year. You don’t want to miss it.

Bloggers in Sin City from Almie Rose on Vimeo.


  1. Barbara says:

    Looks like a ton of fun. I remember going to Vegas back in May my boyfriend bought a $13 Guinness. We did find a few cheaper places off the strip, but pretty much everything in a big casino was overpriced.


    May 25th, 2011 at 9:05 am

  2. Grace Boyle says:

    Whaaat! You can check your shoes at Pure? Fuck!

    SOO much fun and so good to meet you !!


    May 25th, 2011 at 9:17 am

  3. doniree says:

    Her video was the best. See you next year, if not sooner!


    May 25th, 2011 at 9:25 am

  4. Ameena says:

    every time someone posts that video i have to stop what i am doing and watch it five more times. i wish i had known about the shoe check!


    May 25th, 2011 at 9:41 am

  5. You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... says:

    this makes me wish i was part of the cool kids group. maybe next year.


    May 25th, 2011 at 10:12 am

  6. suki says:

    so glad that we got sunday to hang out! so many people, not nearly enough time…


    May 25th, 2011 at 10:15 am

  7. Leah says:

    I wish I had known about checking my shoes at Pure, my feet were KILLING me at the end of the night and Grace and I ended up taking our shoes off in the elevator… :-D


    May 25th, 2011 at 11:55 am

  8. Jenny Blake says:

    I totally forgot that Pure let Jenn check her shoes!! Genius. And yes — agree that Nicole is a saint and that bloggers live far too far away :)

    See you next year!!


    May 25th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

  9. flippy says:

    i expect a post about how awesome seattle is in approximately 2.5 months. until then, i refuse to admit you were in the Pacific time zone.


    May 25th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

  10. Kaci Johanna says:

    That’s AWESOME that the club let you guys check your shoes. Love it.

    SO amazing to meet you, and thank you for being the first blogger I ever met in person!


    May 25th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

  11. Becca says:

    News to me that you can check your shoes. If I had known I would have been wearing some rediculous heels. Also, the reality is starting to sink in that I don’t get to go to BiSC and have blogger fun every weekend, and that’s a huge fucking bummer. Miss you (and everyone), now get your booty to SF pronto.


    May 25th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

  12. lexa says:

    I am just really glad you didn’t die.


    May 25th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

  13. LisaJennea says:

    ummmm, all these BiSC posts are making me totally jelly! I am already saving up for next year!


    May 25th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

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    May 26th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

  15. nicopolitan says:

    We need to just all start a country where all the bloggers telecommute to their old jobs but gather in a physical location. Too far away is right!


    May 26th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

  16. katelin says:

    gah! it was so fun hanging out and partying with you and being at the pool and just all of it.

    i definitely vote on a trip to LA soon!! please oh please with unicorns on top.


    May 26th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

  17. terra says:

    Yes, yes, yes – bloggers are amazing and I am so, so glad I got to spend some quality/hilarious time with you. Also, I’m so, so glad you live close enough to visit!!

    And, when Sneaky Snake isn’t wiggling, he looks just like a snake!


    May 26th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

  18. Amber says:

    WHY IS EVERYONE SCATTERED ALL OVER THE DAMN CONTINENT? And not, say, in my living room right now.


    May 26th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

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    May 27th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

  20. Racquel Valencia says:

    Nothing like a good ol’ fashioned shoe check. Looks like an awesome time!

    Also, Canada is in the process of getting Target! And, because all Canadians are French, we’ll undoubtedly refer to it as “tar-jay” without irony.


    May 31st, 2011 at 10:55 am

  21. Simone says:

    It’s true. We don’t have Target!

    If you’re ever in Target and notice someone who looks very wide-eyed and a little *TOO* excited to be there you’ve witnessed a CANADIAN SPOTTING.


    June 1st, 2011 at 9:01 am

  22. Penny Lane says:

    Um, so yeah my life blows. And no, Canada does not have Target but we’re supposed to get it by the end of the year. Score! Although not where I live. We won’t get it where I live until I’m too old to know or care what Target is. Or I know but have to ride one of those motorized scooters while I shop for Tena pads and Polident.

    So yeah, this looks like a lot of fun…sniffle. I live in Moose Jaw. True story. Vegas is like another world. Mark my words, someday I will come.

    On a scooter.


    June 2nd, 2011 at 7:22 pm

  23. steph anne says:

    You all are amazing and I’d love to meet you all someday! Too bad I couldn’t go to Vegas that weekend. :-/


    June 7th, 2011 at 12:32 am

  24. Jorge says:

    God, what a fucking great time. I need to be a part of something like this.


    June 7th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

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