The Rule of Thirty-Sevens

Back when I took improv classes (aka Mom-101 totally not being funny, but on stage. In front of people. People not laughing.) we learned the brilliant Rule of Thirty-Sevens.

The idea is that if you say something that's not that funny, say it again. Then again. Then again. At first you'll annoy people, but by the 37th time, they'll be rolling on the floor.

We took this to heart last night as NerdCon turned into NippleCon.

It all started with Catherine's excellent use of the free pasties yesterday.

(Okay, as an aside here - free pasties. For real. If you had to make a joke about what schwag they'd give out at an all women's conference, wouldn't it be feminine hygiene products and pasties?)

Of course the sheep that the rest of us are all like, we want to wear pasties too, Catherine! We want to be just like you! And so, since retarded seventh grade behavior loves company pretty much even more than misery, we all donned our Nippies: Patch of Freedom and headed out to the cocktail party by the pool.

After all, we're moms. How often do we get to go out wearing our good pasties?

Catherine is a fabulous star.

Liz is a delicate butterfly

The pregnant Kristen is pretty in pink pasties. (It's O'Douls, I promise.)

I'm never washing my right boob again.

The Postpartum Spice Girls: Crampy Spice, Leaky Spice, and Epidural Spice


Blogger motherbumper said...

omigod amalah touched your boob... you are so cool. Dammit! you're all so cool and I'm so jealous and sitting here nursing Bumper without pasties... grumble, grumble, grumble.

Ah screw it, I'm not good at the jealous game. You all look FABULOUS. WORK IT GIRLS (who knew that HBM could pull off hot pink satin-looking stars? - not I).

7/29/06, 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the fuck are you???

Look at the speakers - then look left. I'm there.

7/29/06, 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I have cute shoes. I have great bags. Now I need me some pasties. Darn.

7/29/06, 12:35 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

That my boobies, and yours, are united forever in Internet land? Makes me all tingly.

7/29/06, 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooooh! Look at all the par-tay-ers!

7/29/06, 1:09 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

HBM: When I die, I want that on my headstone.

7/29/06, 1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude. I look deranged. I'm so getting listed as a sex offender now.

7/29/06, 2:00 PM  
Blogger Stu said...

As you know, I'm a mom in a dad's body. Of course this wasn't enough to wrangle an invite to BlogHer. But I'm with you in spirit! Wh00t!!1!

7/29/06, 3:04 PM  
Blogger ms blue said...

BoobHer looks like so much fun! It is so obvious in the photos that everyone is loving hanging out together.

I think I'd be so giddy that all of it would be hilarious. 3rd time; 37th time; 500th time!

7/29/06, 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've done Lucy and Ethel proud. Bravo.

7/29/06, 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just watch, now all the hot mamas in suburbia (me!) will be wearing pasties over their clothes. The good ones.

7/29/06, 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still looks interesting and fun but it does make me wonder if the bloggers in attendance who aren't famous are having as good a time as everyone else. Now I'm back on the fence as to whether or not I want to go next year. Hmmm.

7/29/06, 6:08 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Wishing I were there...pasties and all. You all look hot hot hot and clearly not having any fun at all.

7/29/06, 7:51 PM  
Blogger Movin Mom said...

You girls do do a great commercial for BlogHer 2007!

I am so impressed with the freedom of spirit you are all showing....girl power.....sisterhood.....simpatico-sisters
your all forever bonded. I am feeling left out!

So much for what happens at BlogHer stays at BlogHer!

7/29/06, 7:56 PM  
Blogger Ruth Dynamite said...

"BoobHer" - good one, Something Blue. You guys are having too much fun. Love the updates.

7/29/06, 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I feel really weird now. I'm going to come back in a week or so. If for no other reason, than my wife is standing behind me at the moment.


7/29/06, 9:23 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

The caption on the last photo is hysterical! LOVE It. Like I posted on MU, you guys look Fab!

7/29/06, 10:16 PM  
Blogger kevin black said...

Next year I vote for more booze and less clothing. Who would have thought you mom blogers were such hotties?

7/29/06, 10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May I second Kevin's reading on teh hottie-meter but ask you not to make jokes as good as the spice names as I have spent 15 minutes dislodging the grape I haf swalloed whilst laughing like a drain.

7/30/06, 7:29 AM  
Blogger Jaelithe said...

Aw, come on, Wordgirl. Bloggers aren't like rock stars. It seems to me that famous bloggers are always cool with the not-so-famous ones online, so I like to imagine they would be cool in real life also. Because the famous bloggers share in the same secret all bloggers do: deep down, all bloggers are ENORMOUS GEEKS. Who all started in the same place, with a blank page.

Even the really hot mama-bloggers with pasties.

The fact that many of the people pictured here have actually commented on my own po-dunk site now and again leads me to believe that they would at least, you know, say hi to me if I introduced myself to them, rather than calling security ;)

Also, can I just say, Kristen? That barely-there bump is ADORABLE :)

7/30/06, 7:48 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

OK, enough with the we-all-had-SOOOO-much-fun
amalah-touched-me-THERE. Now, seriously Liz, did you LEARN anything? I want to pick your brain! Let's do lunch.

7/30/06, 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am fighting the urge to be a complete maniac and photoshop myself into those pictures with you all!!!

Looks like an awesome time.

7/30/06, 11:09 AM  
Blogger Jaelithe said...

P.S. By the by Ms. "Older Mom" Liz, I have been meaning to tell you, you so do not look your age. If I'd seen you in person without knowing anything about you, I'd have guessed you couldn't be older than 27. No wonder you snagged a younger man.

7/30/06, 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did I miss the pasty action? Nice to meet you!

7/30/06, 5:13 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sorry, Ladies. I win on the pasty competition. Y'see, I have these LOVELY cabbages leaves attached to mine to prevent engorgement. What could be more sassy?...

7/30/06, 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still so bummed I missed all the damn pasties. You are a doll.

7/30/06, 10:17 PM  
Blogger Chicky Chicky Baby said...

How cute are you guys? And I mean that in the best way possible. I mean, c'mon, you got groped by Amalah. Will you ever wash that right one again?

7/30/06, 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so cute!
Hey, if Amalah touched one of my Ethel's, I'd never wash it either. Glad you had a blast.

7/31/06, 12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I missed out on all the booby fun, which is sad, because my boobs love to partay.

Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you, I was looking forward to it.

7/31/06, 1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy crap, I took that exact same photo! "Postpartum Spice Girls"-bahahaha! I didn't even try to attach the pasties, which would have hovered somewhere around my belly button anyway.

Amalah touched your BOOB? Aaaah!

7/31/06, 4:12 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Jaelithe: You nailed it. There were no impenetrable cliques at BlogHer. It's part of what made the weekend so amazing.

7/31/06, 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, I slept with Amalah and we spooned. Sorta. Perhaps I'll never wash my entire body again.

7/31/06, 8:43 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

great pics, love the pasties!

7/31/06, 9:20 AM  
Blogger Silly Hily said...

Dude! Amalah totally felt you up. You lucky dog you.
Can I just say how gorgeous y'all are because seriously....GORGEOUS!

7/31/06, 2:07 PM  
Blogger Mom O Matic said...

Y'all are gorgeous!

7/31/06, 10:14 PM  
Blogger Danielle-Marie said...

It kinda reminds me of Mean Girls when they cut the holes in their shirts, over where their nipples would be.

2/27/11, 10:19 AM  

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