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I Met the President Yesterday

Seriously, I live it and I can’t believe how my life goes sometimes.

A longer post will follow tomorrow after I get a moment to breathe and untangle my thoughts (plus I have over 100 photos).  Last Friday (as in 4 days ago), I found out that I was going to the White House for an online summit with 25 other bloggers, editors, and site managers.  I was there representing BlogHer. (Thank you, BlogHer!)

For those curious about how I comported myself when I met the President, I embarrassed myself as I do in front of all famous people.  But the story of the day will have to wait because life just became insanely busy for the day and we’re out of yogurt so I have to do the organic-food-store run.  The Grateful Said will go up next Sunday.

But seriously, it was one of the most amazing, thought-provoking, awe-inspiring days of my life, and I walked away with my mind racing  at the rate of 3000 ideas per minute.

I still can’t believe I was there.  Story to come soon…


1 Mrs. Gamgee { 02.01.11 at 8:00 am }

There’s only one good expletive to use here… ‘Hokey dinah balonafish!!’ Sounds like an incredible day. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the story!

2 Kathy { 02.01.11 at 8:15 am }

Wow! That is so cool Mel! Looking forward to hearing more and seeing pictures! 🙂

3 loribeth { 02.01.11 at 8:23 am }

Just to be invited to the White House is amazing in itself, but a meeting with the President?? Holy cr@p!! Can’t wait for the details! 🙂

4 jodifur { 02.01.11 at 8:27 am }

Wow. Who else was there? The picture with the turned head looks Like Goon Squad Sarah…so jealous!

5 manymanymoons { 02.01.11 at 8:29 am }

Are you freaking kidding me!! That is so amazing. I just hope the story you have to tell about your meeting with the president (let me say it again…THE PRESIDENT) doesn’t somehow involve your new ringtones. 🙂

Good for you!

6 mrs spock { 02.01.11 at 8:31 am }


7 Kathy { 02.01.11 at 8:35 am }

P.S. From the time I first saw your tweets about meeting POTUS, until your post this morning, I was having fun imagining all the possible reasons you got to go there!

8 Magpie { 02.01.11 at 8:40 am }

Way cool.

9 Katie { 02.01.11 at 8:41 am }

I can’t WAIT to read this story!!!

10 Rachel { 02.01.11 at 8:42 am }

I cannot wait to read more – but so awesome!

11 gingerandlime { 02.01.11 at 8:44 am }

Wow. Just…wow.

12 JC { 02.01.11 at 8:46 am }

WOW, I can’t wait to hear!!! YAY!

13 a { 02.01.11 at 8:48 am }

Awesome! Can’t wait to hear the rest of the story…

14 PaleMother { 02.01.11 at 8:50 am }

Wow!! That’s beyond cool!! Couldn’t happen to a nicer woman. Go Mel!

15 N { 02.01.11 at 8:50 am }

OMG that’s amazing! Congratulations!!

16 Delenn { 02.01.11 at 8:54 am }

I said it on facebook, but I think it deserves to be said again (and sorry in advance for the swear): That is fucking awesome!!

17 Barb { 02.01.11 at 9:05 am }

Holy shit Congrats!!!! Can’t wait for more!

18 Jendeis { 02.01.11 at 9:26 am }

OMG!! So cool! Can’t wait to hear the story!

P.S. You look awesome; so glad you wore your purple scarf – very sophisticated!

19 m. { 02.01.11 at 9:33 am }

wow! wow! wow! (and I love Mrs. Gamgee for giving me a new expletive!)

20 luna { 02.01.11 at 9:37 am }

YOU are the rock star now, my friend. we want the story!

21 tiffany { 02.01.11 at 9:49 am }


22 Dana { 02.01.11 at 9:51 am }

Absolutely cannot wait to hear more!! Living vicariously through you…

23 Tara (TIMO) { 02.01.11 at 10:09 am }

From someone else who has met the President, Hooray! And isn’t it the coolest thing. Can’t wait to read the entire story.

24 Sushigirl { 02.01.11 at 10:24 am }

Wow! That’s amazing! Am equally jealous and impressed!

25 Jamie { 02.01.11 at 10:28 am }

Very cool! I can’t wait to hear more!

26 tash { 02.01.11 at 10:29 am }

Yay you!!

27 aisha { 02.01.11 at 10:44 am }

OMG OMG OMG!!!! SO excited for you!!!! Can’t wait to hear more!

[and so glad you were there- feels like you were representing us!]

28 Lori Lavender Luz { 02.01.11 at 10:54 am }

You have the. most. awesome. life.

We can all say now that there’s one degree of separation between us and the POTUS!

29 liljan98 { 02.01.11 at 11:11 am }

OMG, that’s sooooo cool! I can’t wait to read the whole story!

30 It is what it is { 02.01.11 at 11:19 am }

OMYFREAKINGGOD! I am literally weepy with pride (and a wee bit of jealousy) for you! YOU ROCK and HE ROCKS and the how awesome and lucky and humbling for the stars to line up in a way that allowed your world to collide with his (or vice versa, as the case may be!)
Don’t hold out on us…we ARE waiting 🙂

31 Kristi { 02.01.11 at 11:54 am }

Holy Buckets that is so cool.

32 Foxy { 02.01.11 at 11:58 am }

holy cow! can’t wait to

33 Michelle { 02.01.11 at 12:23 pm }

Oh I can’t wait to see how you ‘handled’ things!!! This is gonna be goooooood!

34 Searching for Serenity { 02.01.11 at 12:36 pm }

Waiting on pins and needles.

I hope you kept the pen.

35 Tara { 02.01.11 at 12:37 pm }

OMG…seriously, OMG!!!!!!!!!!! You are now officially the coolest person I know! Even if it is just virtually!!! I cannot WAIT to hear the whole story!!

36 Laurie Berger { 02.01.11 at 1:02 pm }

@stirrupqueen Laurie Berger @lifescript here…Nice to meet you @whitehouse. We’re all still feeling the POTUS afterglow. Great post. Can’t wait to read your followup! #womensonlinesummit

37 Stimey { 02.01.11 at 1:03 pm }

Nooo! That is so cool!! Can’t wait to read more about it.

38 Baby Smiling In Back Seat { 02.01.11 at 1:27 pm }

Oh, the suspense!

39 Tracy { 02.01.11 at 1:44 pm }

it is hard to imagine this happening to a better person… well well done.

40 Geochick { 02.01.11 at 1:44 pm }

How exciting! Can’t wait to hear the deets.

41 Carrie { 02.01.11 at 2:07 pm }

wow, so impressive!!!!!!!

42 Chickenpig { 02.01.11 at 2:13 pm }

AMAZING! That’s all I can say 🙂

43 Gail { 02.01.11 at 3:01 pm }

Cool! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

44 Aramelle { 02.01.11 at 3:59 pm }

How exciting! I can’t wait for more of the story. 🙂

45 jjiraffe { 02.01.11 at 4:36 pm }

Whoa!! What an INCREDIBLE opportunity and honor. Like everyone else, I can’t WAIT to hear more…

46 TasIVFer { 02.01.11 at 5:00 pm }

GAH!!! What – you think the 2WW has made us all calm, cool, and relaxed waiters? I’ve been waiting for a post ever since you tweeted and THIS IS ALL WE GET?! Don’t you worry about my sanity (and poor little guy, it really needs to be worried about!). Sigh.

47 Amber { 02.01.11 at 6:04 pm }


48 Tireegal { 02.01.11 at 6:10 pm }

You the man! I mean woman!

49 edenland { 02.01.11 at 6:20 pm }


Wow. My jaw dropped so very open when I saw that picture ….. a truck could have driven in it.

Isn’t it amazing, life’s twists and turns? That if one thing hadn’t happened, the next twenty things wouldn’t have either.


You go girl. ROCK. ON.

50 flyingmonkeys { 02.01.11 at 7:16 pm }


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