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Monday, October 11, 2010


I’ve just experienced 3 of the most amazing days of my life, and I only have 4 photos to show for it….none of which even came from my camera.

Who in their right mind would go to BlogHer Food 2010 to see 250 of my best friends in the world and not bring a camera?

Well, apparently the same person who would wear a pig nose, the oinker on the left.

Could this possibly be the sexiest photo ever? Steamy Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman oink-kissing?

Or maybe this photo. Just as this photo was snapped, Elise grabbed Ree’s butt, Ree grabbed mine and that’s exactly how we got our party started. The Three Dorkateers.

More on the party Elise, Ree and I hosted a little later, after I scour the web for photos from the weekend.

Kisses ‘n Hugs,
Oinklicious Queen Dork.

Oh yes, P.S.

In the middle of some alleyway in San Francisco, I spy with my little eye something on the other side of this window. And because I’m only 5-foot-1-and-3/4″, Todd of White on Rice gave me a little boost. Savory Exposure thought he’d be smart and capture the incident. I have good friends like that.

Oh, are you wondering what was on the other side of the window?

You’d do the same too, right? RIGHT!!!!????

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Everyday Alice (of SavorySweetLife): BlogHer Food 10 – My Blog Conference Take Away
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What’s Gaby Cooking: BlogHer Food and San Francisco
Celiac Teen: BlogHer Food and Irish Soda Buns
White on Rice Couple: Appreciation, Speaking at BlogHer Food 2010
Use Real Butter: Something about best intentions + BlogHer Food 2010 recap
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Food Blogga: Nine Things I Learned at the BlogHer Food ’10 Conference
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Fab Frugal Food: 10.10.10, Top 10 Highlights from BlogHer Food ’10
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Food Woolf: How to Go to a Food Conference
Charlie Bakes: BlogHer Food Report
Celiacs in the House: BlogHer Food 2010
The Italian Dish: BlogHer Food 2010 in San Francisco
Bay Area Bites: BlogHer Food Conference Day 1
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Wenderly: BlogHer Food 2010 – Spoken Through Pictures
Flavorstitch: Food on the Mind
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Eat the Love: Don’t Forget the Homos!


This has absolutely nothing to do with anything other than if you love Old Spice, you’ll love this spoof by Sesame Street.

43 Responses to “Oinker”

  1. Lisa — 10/11/10 @ 12:42 pm

    It looks like you had fun, but you might want to fix the link to whiteonricecouple…

  2. TikiPundit — 10/11/10 @ 1:09 pm

    Photos are great — 2nd one looks like an album cover from the ’70s!

  3. Love the old spice spoof as well as the oinker pic. Looks like a fun weekend :)

  4. The Italian Dish — 10/11/10 @ 1:20 pm

    What a great weekend it was. I’m working on my recap post right now! It was so nice to talk with you.

  5. Lana — 10/11/10 @ 1:38 pm

    Jaden, I have vicariously lived through your “adventure” via hundreds of tweets, and laughed a lot reading them. Glad you had a great time.
    That store you spied (too funny!)reminds me of something from back home in Serbia, with pork products hanging around like chandeliers:)

  6. Lizzie Longenecker — 10/11/10 @ 1:49 pm

    haaaa! omg that video gave me a giggle fit.

    Those pictures are a scream. If you are Oinklicious Queen Dork, may I please be a member of your Dork Court? I’ll even be the Dork Jester!


  7. Cookin Canuck — 10/11/10 @ 1:53 pm

    Well, oinkers or not, you three put on a fabulous party. It was great to meet you!

  8. Love this post! Hilarious. So glad you had fun :)

  9. Kiran — 10/11/10 @ 2:04 pm

    Fun post and fabulous hilariousness :)

  10. Mary Lou — 10/11/10 @ 2:18 pm

    No doubt your mood influenced Ree to the photo of her imitating Cousin It on her site. I bet you guys had a blast.

  11. looks like you had a great time! you ladies are adorable.

  12. bunkycooks — 10/11/10 @ 6:41 pm

    Way too much fun was had by all!

  13. This is hilarious! I think spying on food at every corner of our eyes is very much an obsessive foodie trait – I can certainly relate :)
    And I can’t wait to hear more about this party – it’s fantastic to be able to share any form of celebration with an enormous group of like-minded people. One of the greatest joys of bloggers would probably be that you’re connecting with greedy people from all over the world. What could be better?

  14. Lea Ann — 10/11/10 @ 8:54 pm

    I can’t even imagine how much fun you had! Can’t wait to read more.

  15. That is freakin’ hilarious. I love Todd giving you that boost. Your 5’1″ & 3/4 trumps my “pushing” 5’! I would need an extra boost to get a peek at those goodies! I too took hardly any photos & need to scan those from your party & the very few others I took.
    Thanks for hosting a great party & being a super cool YOU!

    xxoo M

  16. Strawberry CAKE — 10/11/10 @ 11:24 pm

    Ok that photo of you getting hoisted up to look in a window is hilarious! So something I would do, have done…. What a super fantabulous weekend…words cant express how much fun it was. You will have to check out my post today regarding my missed-adventure this weekend ;) silly.

    Jaden, it was great to meet you. The partAY was awesome, you are a hostess with the mostess!

    All the best!

  17. Asianmommy — 10/12/10 @ 12:27 am

    Haha! Looks like you had a great time!

  18. healthy&homemade — 10/12/10 @ 12:45 am

    I LOVE that first picture!

  19. Kim in MD — 10/12/10 @ 8:14 am

    Love the photo of you and PW! Too cute! I can’t wait to read more about your weekend! :-)

  20. You’re too funny! Yes, I would have done the same to peek in the window, who wouldn’t ;)

    Also, oinking around looks like a great way to start a party! LOL :)

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  22. Srivalli — 10/12/10 @ 11:40 am

    Jaden, it was a real pleasure meeting you finally…the party was great and you guys rocked.!..

  23. Jenny Flake — 10/12/10 @ 12:37 pm

    This is adorable! LOVE those pics of you ladies at the party, too cute! This was absolutely one of the best weekends ever…..and your party Saturday night was the bomb baby!! xoxox

  24. Amanda — 10/12/10 @ 1:12 pm

    So, opening your blog today I was pretty sure you were going to have a full length post about that crazy girl at blogherfood (me)that was to weird to just come up and introduce herself and had to incessiently tweet about it and the eternal impact that had on your life. That you were feeling forever bonded to the self described dork and would, from this moment on, be talking about her and the sitation in depth.

    You can imagine my surprise you when posted things that were actually interesting to other people. ;)


    Love the exploration… wish I had made it further then from the hotel to an awaiting bus!

    Thanks for all your hard work and panels.. you taught me lots!


  25. Dee — 10/12/10 @ 1:49 pm

    I am so there with ya!! Jamon is YARM!!! Those pictures are squeal-icious! ;p

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  28. Broderick — 10/12/10 @ 4:37 pm

    Thanks for the link love! It was great seeing you this weekend.

  29. Chris — 10/12/10 @ 9:09 pm

    Does Diane know that Todd is your accomplice in your “peeping Tom” criminal activities?

    Keep wearing a snout like that and you’ll end up in a smoker;)

  30. Robyn — 10/13/10 @ 12:00 am

    It was great to see you again and honey, you know how to throw some parties! The oinker noses, bacontinis, bacon ice cream, and everything in between was sheer perfection. But your laugh has me in stitches every time I see you.

  31. jackhonky — 10/13/10 @ 3:17 am

    You know how to throw a party! It was SO amazing to meet you finally!!! Next time you come to San Francisco, you better look me up so we can hang out!

    And the pig nose. Fantastic. Be careful not to wear it around Ruhlman or you’ll end up as bacon…

    Also that photo of you clambering up the window w/Todd is just great! LOVE IT! You know how to live life to it’s fullest!!!

  32. “This little piggy tried to break and enter…”

    It’s kinda refreshing that you left your camera at home! Gave you a chance to be in front of the lens for a weekend.

  33. the urban baker — 10/13/10 @ 7:04 pm

    it was so great talking to you and hanging with you this weekend! all was so inspiring, humbling, exciting and I am so grateful to have this wonderful community surrounding me! loving your HP photo booth – photos. wouldn’t it be great to have one of those in our living room? xx

  34. Mrs. Q — 10/13/10 @ 9:00 pm

    Didn’t get a chance to meet you this time, but maybe next year? Wishing you the best!

  35. This years’ blogher ’10 was my first blogging conference and I loved every minute of it. I came home with a whole bevy of new friends and pages and pages of notes taken during the workshops I attended, each of was which spectacular. Your workshop about branding was really enlightening. The whole thing was just amazing. And the final party!!!! Not only unbelievable because I was one of the Kitchenaid Stand Mixer winners (as if that weren’t enough), but the food was completely gluten free and fabulous! Kudos to every single person who made blogher ’10 an immensely successful event!

  36. Jeanette — 10/17/10 @ 1:02 am

    It was so nice meeting you in SF. Love how full of life and fun you are.

  37. Vickie — 10/17/10 @ 10:12 am

    too funny!

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  40. Tickled Red — 10/27/10 @ 11:44 pm

    Bwhahaha! Dang it, I missed all of the shenanigans! Next time it’s Spock ears and being hoisted over a fence :)

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