We’re back from Las Vegas!
I’m so tired! Our flight landed just before 11 pm, but it took a while to get through customs and then they didn’t put the baggage from our flight on out for pick up for a very long time so I don’t think we started to head home until at least midnight!
Now that I’m home I’ve spent the last couple of hours checking my email and so on. It’s nice to finally have a proper internet connection again. I’m so mad that I wasn’t able to get online while I was in Vegas. The Imperial Palace really has serious network problems!
I have lots to tell you about Blogworld. P0stiecon, the TAO nightclub that we went to on Saturday night for the Bl0ggers Choice awards and meeting a lot of bloggers that I’ve come to know online over the last couple of years. Some time later today after I’ve had a rest I’ll start to tell you about all the cool companies and software that I learned about at the blogging conventions and some of the fun stuff I did in Vegas.
As I already mentioned in the one post that I was able to make while I was away, I was very sick while I was in Las Vegas. I really shouldn’t have gone on this trip. I didn’t get much sleep before I left on Thursday morning and partied way too hard on Thursday night. I think being very sick for two weeks prior to going and then my all out Thursday on virtually no sleep did me in.
When I first woke up on Friday morning I thought I was just hung over, but as the day progressed I didn’t get any better. In fact I got worse. I couldn’t eat. I had one meal late Thursday night that, thanks to my crohns, went through me far too quickly and then I couldn’t manage to get any food into myself again until Saturday morning and I didn’t eat much that day at all.
On Friday evening we were supposed to go to the Belagio to meet up with several bloggers. I’d manage to perk up enough to go to Blogworld for a short two hours on Friday and then went back to the hotel to sleep for a bit before going out that night. I just couldn’t do it though. My husband tried to wake me and had trouble and when I did finally start to wake up he said I looked so bad he seriously thought about taking me to a hospital. We ended up staying in on Friday evening and I really tried to eat but I just picked at the room service food that we ordered.
On Saturday morning I was supposed to be part of the Fab5 panel at P0stiecon. Other than meeting fellow bloggers and attending P0stiecon and Blogworld, one of the main reasons I went to Vegas was to be part of that panel. Unfortunately I was still too ill in the morning to make it there. I felt really bad about letting everyone that had worked so hard to organize P0stiecon and particularly the Fab5 discussion down. Ben from The Benspark was a real trooper. They apparently asked him to step in my place in the discussion and I hear he did a really good job. Thanks Ben!
As I said in my last post I did manage to make it to P0stieCon in the afternoon and I really enjoyed the discussions that I got to see. I’ll tell you about that later today.
So I guess you can say that my trip to Las Vegas could have been a lot better than it was, but there were some great highlights. I learned a lot, met some really great people and I also enjoyed being in Vegas and going out to some of the clubs and bars.