5:27pm: We officially check in to the conference and immediately get a bag of free swag that includes 100,000 coupons.
6:03pm: I go to the Sangria Sundown Soiree hosted by Eppa and Soybu -- a party where the key elements include both white and red sangria, yoga, and free Whole Foods nibbles. I walk away from the event with 2 glasses of sangria and not enough food in my belly, and a free bottle of Eppa sangria and a yoga shirt from Soybu.
7:27pm: We make it to the Expo hall and participate (with just a leeeetle bit of snark) in the Selfiebration. (Here's Kim's photo of me taking a photo -- you should listen to this song for the full effect!)
It's a #selfiebration (ugh) @SaysHelen nails it at #blogher14 pic.twitter.com/31xVT6zC6m
— Kim Rohrer (@kimskitchensink) July 25, 2014
8:01pm: After milling around the Expo hall for a while drinking my complimentary champagne, I find the Bridgestone tires booth, which is apparently the hottest place to be since they're giving out mimosas, cake pops, massages and manicures. (Kudos to the Bridgestone marketing team!) I go for a manicure in Bridgestone orange ("sessay!" says my orange-obsessed husband after hearing this).
8:17pm: As my orange nails are drying, I see that I won a $100 Soybu gift card (!!!) for posting the following photo at the earlier Sangria Sundown Soiree:
8:54pm: The Expo hall finally kicks us out almost an hour after posted closing time! We get seated for a late meal at the nearby Johnny Rocket's right before closing time and proceed to have one of those "boy I'm tired and buzzed and just need a patty melt" kind of meals:
11:56pm: I finally finish writing this blog post after singing through a litany of 90s Nick and Disney TV theme songs with Kim.