My BlogHer Face(s).

The blogosphere can sometimes seem like a pretty small place. Most of us frequent the same little neighborhood of blogs, follow the same people…we feel like we know each other.

My avatar

My current avatar.

But at BlogHer? You realize that the Internet is, well, huge. And people, even people you think you know well, are often hard to identify by their avatar: A photo, that let’s face it, is often not a very good representation of what they actually look like on a day-to-day basis.

Mine was – when I first posted it. But it’s summer now. I’m a bit tanner. A lot frecklier. And, thanks to a recent hair dye miscalculation, not much of a red head.

That’s why I decided to play along with the Faces of BlogHer blog carnival I read about at my friend Wendy’s place.

Here you’ll see unedited pictures of me, the way I looked today, after a day of birthday partying and mom-ing. In other words, real.

When I got up, I did my hair, put on some makeup…the whole five yards (I rarely go the whole nine). Then I left the bathroom. This was the result not too long after:

How I really look.

This is me, happy to meet you.

Now, walking down the halls, I’ll probably look a little …stern? I’m not unhappy. Just spacey. I think it’ s my German heritage coming through.

Serious Amber is serious.

Serious Amber is serious.

However, once I see you, and we squee, then I’ll come in for the hug. Be prepared:

Hi, friend!

However, if you see me in the minutes before my first Geek Bar session, I’ll look more like this.

presentation, what presentation

Teaching Amber has stage fright.

But I’m sure I’ll do awesome. And hopefully those of you who come will learn lots. But at the end of the day, I will definitely have earned one (or five) of these:

My face behind a glass of Chardonnay. Remember it.

That face may be followed by other strange expressions only a rhythmically-challenged white girl can make on the dance floor. You are forewarned.

So, that’s me. Not scary at all. Well, the zit on my chin is, but it didn’t ask permission before taking up residence. Now, let’s see your mug!


3 Comments on My BlogHer Face(s).

  1. Wendy
    July 30, 2012 at 3:18 am (4 years ago)

    You’re going to do AWESOME teaching at the Geek Bar!! And I’m happy to share a post-teaching glass of wine with you!

  2. Alisha
    August 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh, I like you already! Just found your blog in my last-minute BlogHer packing prep (i.e. panic mode has set in). I hope to meet you, if for no other reason than we share the need to clean our house and change sheets before leaving our families….and if I don’t get the chance to meet you (you know, among the other one gazillion attendees– that is the current estimation, right?), then I wish you a fun and successful BlogHer 2012!

    • Amber
      August 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm (3 years ago)

      I hope you had fun. Did you? Sorry I didn’t respond before. It was a crazy one!


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