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11 June 2010

The Night I Made It to the Big Time

So last night I was at Barnes & Noble but I wasn't buying a new journal as you might suspect, which is what normally brings me there.  I was building my fame.

By the way,
Why do people have so much trouble 
pronouncing Barnes & Noble?  
Barnes & Nobles?  Barne & Noble?  
People are all confused about the crooked letter.
Throws 'em off.  In the 
mispronunciation department, 
it's up there with Wal-Mart.  Think about it.

I was invited to a New Authors Book Signing Night-O-Fame Celebratory Convention  (key words: book signing and fame) and I think it is an understood thing in all cultures that when Barnes and Noble calls, you go! There were 8 authors invited altogether.  One of the local news channels (Channel 3/KATC - for all my local yocals - whatup Marcelle Fontenot?!  Call me!  Actually, don't call me.  You'll just make me nervous.) came out to cover it and I had a cameo appearance on the 10 o'clock news last night!  It's like I'm famous now.

I was the one over the shoulder of the guy they were interviewing...but clearly it was ME they were showcasing.  He was just a decoy.

Obviously.

I only sold (1), BUT I had a good time and also, I felt pretty 'cause I had gotten all gussied up and I smelled really good, so all was not lost.  (When somebody smells the perfume or cologne, we like to say they "smell the ha-na-na".)

Plus, I was on the news and I was invited to a book signing AT BARNES & NOBLE!  And I was on the news.

So I think that means I made it to the Big Time.

Public Service Announcement: 
To order my book online, and thereby increase my growing fame (yes please!), click here or here, please and thank you!  Exclamation point!

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Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

You are famous and you made it on the news and I am so star struck right now. I am not even kidding.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

You. Are. My. HERO!!

I totally would've gone to the Barnes & Stables (as my son used to call it) and bought ANOTHER book just because you were INVITED TO A BOOK SIGNING! That's the

COOLEST...THING....EVER.

Exclamation PointS!!!!

myletterstoemily said...

woo hoo! oh yeah! i think i get it. we
know you are THIS funny and vulurine.
so you feel this pressure to be this way.

honey, you ARE this way, and we love it.

i had a big old, sloppy grin throughout.
and guess what? i just had dinner with
a "bonafide" author, who makes a good
living at it.

she was SOOOOOO boring in comparison
to you. :)

myletterstoemily said...

woo hoo! oh yeah! i think i get it. we
know you are THIS funny and vulurine.
so you feel this pressure to be this way.

honey, you ARE this way, and we love it.

i had a big old, sloppy grin throughout.
and guess what? i just had dinner with
a "bonafide" author, who makes a good
living at it.

she was SOOOOOO boring in comparison
to you. :)

myletterstoemily said...

oh, so sorry for the typo. yes, 'vulturine.'
i was trying to use one of your words of
the day . . . i think it is hilarious and will
pepper it into all my dinner conversations.

have a fun saturday with your sweet
family.

my daughter, hailey, and i are going to
see 'splice' (gasp) during the day, of
course.

blessings,
lea

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{Jodie} said...

Awww you guyyyyth! You make me blush.
Wendi: Girl stop. I have only a fraction of the fame you have. :)

Chel: I wish you COULD'VE come! What a sweet surprise that would be! ...even cooler than being on the news. :)

Le-to the-a: I wish I'D have been your Acclaimed Author Dinner Guest. I should have loved it, I am sure... and hopefully I'd be less snorish. :) I just made that word up. You like it?

I love you guyth!! Y'all are even better to me than finding treasures at a garage sale! And that is the best compliment I can give anybody.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

BETTER than a garage sale??!

Awwwww...garsh.
:-)