and i'm not going to pretend like it didn't happen, or tiptoe around it, or anything else.
dooce & the bloggess
the saturday night closing keynote speech thing. i sat there going "what the fuck is going on?" i mean seriously. someone asked dooce a question and she referenced being called a "mythical hobbit"by someone on their blog.. then the someone who called her the "mythical hobbit" stood up and pretty much talked so damn fast i could only hear half the stuff she was saying. but it was something like "i called you a mythical hobbit, but i called you a fucking AWESOME mythical hobbit.." and then something about apologizing and she's sorry, and drunk and rambling etc and so on and whatever.
and there it was. this total uncomfortableness in the room. the drunk ramblings that just came from her mouth and completely put dooce on the spot. in front of everyone. now sure, dooce brought it up in the first place so i can understand why the bloggess would have wanted to clear the air. personally, i don't think it was the time or place at all (for either of them to bring it up actually). and by the look on heather's face, she was clearly not amused.
but all of that aside- in the grand scheme of things... i kind of started to wonder if this is exactly what the bloggess was going for. let me be clear when i say that before last night, i had NO idea who the bloggess was. apparently though, i'm pretty much the only one. she is really well liked and all the women who read her say she's hilarious and that i'd love her. but back to my point... what if all the drama was kind of the point? what if she stood up and said what she did to dooce to get herself more exposure? i mean, on one hand- i was seriously thinking how fucked up it was that she brought it up and stood up in front of everyone just rambling this incoherent apology. but on the other hand i also thought- oh, she's kind of fucking brilliant. i mean just look- i'm talking about her right now and 2 days ago i didn't know who she was. i bet a lot of people are talking about her now when 2 days ago they didn't know who she was (or they will be).
so all of you who read her and know her and love her- would she do this type of thing for the attention? or do you think her apology and her actions were all genuine? because when i spoke to her later that evening, she told me that she had already talked to dooce the night before and apologized, etc. so if she had already said she was sorry. if she had already tried to clear the air, why bring it up again? why stand up in front of 1000 women, and talk about it? why make sure that the entire room knew exactly who it was who called dooce the "mythical hobbit?"