Monday, July 9, 2007

Major Chance For Jackassery

I woke up this morning another year older. Yes, 32 years ago today my mother gave birth to me and was likely vowing that my father would never touch her again (I was two weeks late, in July, in Michigan - the humidity alone would have killed a lesser woman). Who knew that this mild-mannered nurse and her equally mild-mannered husband would become the parents of the Queen Librarian Of The Universe? To this day I still don't think they appreciate the significance, and both of my sisters still fail to bow and gape in awe at my presence. Seriously, I am so unappreciated. I'd whip my tiara out more often, but I'm just too humble and modest for such behavior.

In more important news (definitely more important than me getting old!) is that I leave for RWA in Dallas tomorrow. Kristie and I will be the first to hook up, with Jane and Sybil arriving later. My grand plan for RWA is to take Kristie everywhere with me (because everybody loves Kristie) and to not make a complete ass-hat out of my myself. I know it might seem shocking to you all, me being so incredibly suave and all, but even I am not immune to rabid fan-girl behavior. I know, I know. Here I sit in my Ivory Queen Librarian Of The Universe Tower shaking my head at J.R. Ward fangirls, Suzanne Brockmann fangirls, Jennifer Crusie fangirls, Laura Kinsale fangirls (you get the idea) and there is a very good chance I will descend into a whimpering puddle of fangirl-ish squealing at the Literacy Signing on Wednesday night.

Emma Holly will be there. Yes, the Emma Holly. I'll be lucky if I can manage any words over two syllables. Those two college degrees I have will immediately go flying right out of my head and I'll start talking like some slack-jawed yokel whose family has been swimming in the same shallow gene pool for six generations. Actually what's more likely to happen is I'll stand there looking like a dumb-ass and will probably say two words to the poor woman.

As far as blogging goes, I'm making no promises. I hope to post, but with a full schedule, and me likely to be Dead Woman Walking by Wednesday evening - well chances aren't so good. But for you all, I'll try. Hey, one way or another a full report will be forthcoming upon my return home.

Until next week...



Oh please, you so knew I was going there.

11 comments:

Lil' Sis said...

Oh, and tell Emma I LURVE her!!! :)

Lil' Sis said...

Wait a minute...mom is mild-mannered? Are you drinking the Kool-Aid?!?! Dad - mild mannered - yes. Mom - no. :)

I should bow down - I realize. I mean you bow down to my whole MC White Girl thang. :) Maybe next year...

Rosie said...

You know I'm not completely clueless I knew you had a birthday coming up, but only wish I'd known it was today. I would have insisted on dessert and our own private little birthday moment. It's not every day one gets to have lunch with a super hero AND sing her 'happy birthday'.

So capes packed? Extra masks? Hell, Emma Holly might palpitate to be meeting Queen Librarian of the Universe. Seriously. Could happen.

Have a happy birthday and a great trip. I look forward to hearing all about it when you return.

Wendy said...

Lil' Sis: I have complete faith that Mom was mild-mannered before having 3 kids. She also didn't have white hair. And I'll tell Emma you lurve her like fat kids love cake.

Rosie: You're sweet. Emma Holly doesn't know I exist LOL And that's OK, I got my dessert yesterday. Brownie Sundae Cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory. SUGAR OVERLOAD! It's a good thing I didn't go to a bookstore afterwards, otherwise there's no telling how much damage I would have done. Oh, and haven't even started packing yet. Should probably think about that....

Kristie (J) said...

Well - I got the impression your birthday was soon - what with Pudge and all *g*. Happy Birthday!!!
So - we'll have to go for a day late birthday drink tomorrow.

SQUUUUEEEEEE - Did I just say tomorrow? I did!! I did!! I did say tomorrow!!

I'm off bouncing again!

And I'm squeeing at two authors who I'm planning on getting together with so I can so totally relate to you worrying about being totally tongue tied at the thought of meeting Emma Holly.

Ana T. said...

Congratulations Wendy! I hope you have a good time in Dallas, I'll be checking your blog for pictures and updates :-)

Karen Scott said...

Happy Birfday Wendy! You're the same age as me.

dancechica said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great time at RWA, though I'm sure you will. :-P

sybil said...

I am not gonna say happy belated... I will just say it later today with a hug *g*.

Emma Holly huh? Must. Learn. To. Use. Vid. Function. On. Phone.

Tara Marie said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Have a great time in Dallas.

Alie said...

Happy belated birthday, sorry I miss it earlier! I'm behind on my blog reading ;)