Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless?

Woke up with at start at 1:00 am today. Sure, 90% of it had to do with the increasingly evil/awful people that live in the building that share walls with me, and the fact that they LOVE doing laundry and fucking around in their closet at that time, but the other 10%.... I'm hosting book club (Not Your Momma's Book Club, to be exact) this Sunday, with our very special guest - TLB . Now, I've hosted probably five or six times over the course of the Club, but this is going to be different. See, we've read TLB's most recent book, "The Countess" for this meeting, and she is doing me a solid by coming to the meeting. Um, yeah, so it's her book. (If you don't know me, authors are about 1 million times cooler than "celebrities" all the way.) And she's awesome. And I'm wantin' to be friends with her. So the questions I have for her so far: So, um, how soon until we're like friends? When do you want to hang out next? What's Brando really like? Where'd you get that cute top? None of which are book related, or conversation worthy, and all of which will get me super-strange looks from the fantastic ladies of NYMBC. What they might get me is a restraining order. Normally, I prepare with some good insightful questions for the club about the book. Now, when I put pen to paper to jot down questions, I just: squeeee!!! Becky's coming to book club!! This is the coolest book club ever!!! Who else gets the gosh darn AUTHOR to come discuss their book?!?!?!? And it's Becky, and she's kinda awesome..... So, you see my dilemma. Never at a loss for words, I'm wordless. I have 3 days and 4 hours (give or take) to figure something out. In the mean time, I should probably go email the members and ask for some help.

14 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

tell her Zombie says hi.

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry I'm going to miss it, Von. Maybe you should live-blog it! Wait, I'd miss that as well.

Have fun! Say hello for me as well!

Will Brando be attending in drag?? Oh, wait... or is that the cookie party. Is this female only as well?

Jennifer said...

YAY!!! Comment moderation is OFF!!!

w00t!!!

Von said...

Z - I will!
J - I don't think Brando is coming, I'm guessing he'll be home with the little one.
NYMBC is all women, but it doesn't have to be.

fish said...

Ask her to bring naked pictures of Brando.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Put a LOT of cranberry vodka in the punch!
~

Jennifer said...

Ask her to bring naked pictures of Brando

She did that last time.

Von- I have the perfect "garnish" for your beverages. I wonder if I can get it to you in time.

TLB said...

Um, I thought we were already friends? You already knew more about the conception and birth of our daughter than most people in our own family. But maybe you don't count blog people?

Brando is exactly the same IRL as he is on his blog. Which is why I made him start the blog in the first place.

Can't wait!
B

mikey said...

Where'd you get that cute top?

Look, I'm no authority on social norms and chances are I would frighten your book club, but let me suggest that it is far, FAR better to ask about her top than it is to ask about her bottom.

Trust me, I'm made this blunder more than once, and it's a topic many people of any of a NUMBER of diverse genders prefer not to discuss.

Now, please DO carry on...

Von said...

Woo hoo!! I AM friends with TLB!! For realz!!
Mikey - you crack me up!! Thanks for stopping by....

zombie rotten mcdonald said...


Brando is exactly the same IRL as he is on his blog


except he is, apparently, very ascared of zombies.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

all of which will get me super-strange looks from the fantastic ladies of NYMBC.

Didn't you let them know about your "Fangirl" status beforehand?

Brando said...

I am slightly less hairy on the blog.

Von said...

B4 - Oh, I did. But I think I'm more nervous about this than I had presented to them when we picked the book.
I'll get through it. I'll be cool.
Brando - Ok, good to know. I think.