Monday, November 29, 2010

FIF 2011!! March 18-20, 2011

Hi all!

For the few of you that are still sticking around (which is amazing considering my overwhelming absence) or for those of you who have just happened upon this, I am here to invite you to the ever fabulous FIF (f$#* infertility) 2011!!  This is a fan-frickin-tastic event where IF ladies will get together March 18-20, 2011 in fabulous (and always notorious) Las Vegas, Nevada to completely indulge until they forget what cervical mucous or a progesterone shot in the ass even is.  Personally, I think it'll take quite a few margaritas to accomplish this for me, but I believe I'm up to the challenge.  And I believe that in doing so, I will be giving Jimmy Buffett a run for his money.

And truly, I invite all ladies from the ALI blogoshpere to join us.

Yeah, sorry, it's ladies only for now gentleman, because what fun would these guys be with the DHs in tote??:

 (Lol...the irony is that my DH, Mr. S, located this image for me)

Ok, I confess, FIF 2011 looks sort of like a pseudo bachelorette party. But after all the shit we've been through, I think it's safe to say that we could use a few stiff drinks down our gullet. And perhaps a few laughable male strippers to gyrate in our direction because I've never seen male strippers before and I think it would be high-larious.

And don't be surprised if I show up on the Vegas strip come FIF weekend with a pair of ovaries attached to a headband (with a few cocktail monkeys thrown in for good measure), because this is just a different type of celebration. It's a celebration of survival and sisterhood and camaraderie and 'F infertility because I will not let it get the best of me or steal my enjoyment in life!!'  And I guarantee it's going to be fabulous and healing and just all around AWESOME!! And that at the beginning of each night, we will toast 'f%$* inferility'!! And at the end of each night, we won't be able to remember why the hell we're even wearing ovaries on our heads!! (OK, no worries, I will not make you wear ovaries on your head---it will be strictly voluntary)

So with that, I invite all IF ladies. Whether you are newly diagnosed and have not been through treatment, whether you are in the throes of treatment, whether you have a kid or two at home, whether you have chosen to live child free, whether you are in the beginning stages of adoption or are newly paper pregnant, whether you have no idea where you are, or anywhere in between all that I've mentioned (or even a combination of the above), I invite you to enjoy the partnership and connection of those who 'get you' much more than many do.  There is already an amazing group of IF ladies who have committed to this and they alone are with the trip out. So if IF has found a place in your life, I know you could use a place to unwind. Let the ladies coming to FIF 2011 help you do just that!

If you're seriously interested in joining us, please let me know at redrivershel at gmail dot com. Everyone is coordinating (ie paying for) their own travel and lodging arrangements, but I want to make sure that we all keep in touch.

Seriously...DO IT!!!

7 comments:

Melissa G said...

Hiya! Thought I'd stop by and say hello before I actually meet you this weekend. ;)

Love this post. What a fabulous idea! So bummed that I won't be able to make it though... Please make sure to have a cocktail or SEVEN for me. At there very least I'll be drinking at home and hoping you ladies have are having a fantastic time.

Can't wait to see pics! Feel free to email them though - publishing them doesn't sound like the greatest idea - plus it could potentially make us all accessories.

VIVA FIF!!!

Sarang said...

Yes! Yes! Yessss!

Can.not.wait!!

"And don't be surprised if I show up on the Vegas strip come FIF weekend with a pair of ovaries attached to a headband..."

Ahem, and don't be surprised if I show up with a 6-foot blow up penis!! Ha! It really would be a pseudo bachelorette party then...but also kinda IF appropriate, dontcha think? ;>

Plastic cocktail monkeys will be sprinkled ALL OVER TOWN!!!

You rock for making this happen, K-Sis.

foxy said...

Omg - are you serious? I read your post with a jaw dropped, breath holding, tear emerging face. I've been wishing for this, I've been needing this, I love you for making this real. I am going to do whatever I can to attend and participate. What I would give to spend a weekend with some ladies who understand this experience. TFDU is an awesome show, but I'd also love to put in my vote for a spa day at one of the world class facilities. most have a day pass for those who don't want a treatment, but just want to hang out and be pampered silly in the decadent facilities.

Do you have a little blog bling that I can post to help promote this event?

I'll email you with my details...
thank you for making this happen! I think i love you!
-Foxy

Shelby said...

Great, Foxy!! I will check my email soon and...blog bling-that's brilliant!! I'll get my techie DH on the case stat!

Lorraine said...

Hmmm - maybe I will grab Brenda and rent a convertible, drive across the desert at midnight? I like the spa comment!

JJ said...

Came over from LFCA--this sounds like so much fun :) What a great idea! So, so tempting....

Shelby said...

JJ and Lorraine- DO IT!! And Lorraine, I think I can speak for the entire group (including Sarang and Nikki, who Brenda has met IRL and are attending) that we would be so thrilled to have you ladies show up, convertible or not!!

Sarang-6 foot penises (of the blow-up kind, of course) are always welcome! :P

Foxy, getting my crap together to respond appropriately to your email as it sounds like you have some great ideas. I'm sick right now, so it might be a few days before I muster the energy. :)

Lastly, I am booked!!! LV or bust!