Friday, April 11, 2008

I'm pleasant. Damn it!

Ouiser, you sound almost chipper. What happened today - you run over a small child or something?

- Clairee Belcher (Steel Magnolias)

I don't know why I'm in such a good mood this morning. I think it has to do with re-reading one of my favorite books, Bright Lights, Big Ass. I always laugh out loud when I read this book, which I'm sure has a lot to do with the weird looks I was getting on the train this morning. but YaY! for me, the writer will be in New York next month and I will camp out all night to be in the front row- just kidding (or am I?). The only person I have ever camped out to see was Tori Amos. (which I have been informed I will be camping out for Madonna in a few weeks- unless someone knows another way to get tickets. And my friend is not kidding. we will be sleeping on the streets of New York, he's gay and this is Madonna).

(which, btw, I went to the reading/ book signing of Jennifer Weiner for her new book, Certain Girls, and it was amazing. It was crazy to get to meet a writer! Wayy cooler than meeting a celeb because 1- the writer can actually strew a sentence together (it is their job you know) 2- the maintenance bullshit is non-existent 3- they actually spend time talking to you even if you don't work for the media. One point awarded to New York City for me being able to do that. They never go to New Orleans.)

And we are back on track.

This video made me nearly piss myself, btw. And I'm sharing the wealth. (If you don't think this is funny, you take your religion wayyyy too seriously.)

thanks to Ms. Cutler (who also has a book which makes me very very jealous that I haven't worked on capital hill. yet)


Andie said...

ooh you're going to see jen lancaster to sign books?

get me one! I'll pay you for it! I'm serious!

she is a freakign riot and a half.

.Nicotine.Queen. said...

Of course!
Anything for my favorite stylist

And the great thing? She'll be here May 7th and I come home May 9th! I can deliver it to you in person!

Eastcoastdweller said...

It's great to meet a writer, when they don't turn out to be a reclusive, unfriendly freak.