Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hangin' With The Girls

This is a busy time of year for just about everyone, but the So. Cal. Bloggers decided that one last get-together before RWA was in order. Unfortunately between family "stuff" and illness (get better soon Tracy!), only four of us ended up hanging out this afternoon for our usual gorge at Borders and The Cheesecake Factory. Myself, Rosie (who is not dead in a ditch), Lori (blog template fixin' goddess!) and Renee (Queen Urban Fantasy). Much talking, much laughing, and all around general merriment ensued. I properly sucked up to Lori for fixing my blog (thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you!) and between Borders and Rosie I came home with way too many books.

Because, you know....I don't have enough books. D'oh!

One thing I wanted to be sure to pick up at Borders was the July issue of Romantic Times. I'm still on a couple of romance-novel-related e-mail loops, and one of my long-time buds from one of those lists (waving to Fatin!) told me that I was "blurbed" in an ad for Megan Hart's latest book. Sure enough, there I am on page 119. Now during my tenure with The Romance Reader I was blurbed quite a bit. Still am on occasion. The thrill here? See.....there's my name! Usually the quote is just attributed to "The Romance Reader." But see! There's my name! I'm famous. Famous I tells ya! Ha!

Also, a much shorter version of this quote is on the actual back cover of Deeper. But yeah - just attributed to The Romance Reader. Not me. But still.....

Oh, and look....

There's Anne! Anne is famous too!

So there's my cheap thrill of the moment. Honestly, this is all it takes most days. But hey, my Mom will think it's cool and my boss will probably get a charge out of it. The rest of you? Yeah, probably not so much.

In case you're curious, Dirty was actually one of the last books I reviewed for TRR and dang, my review was pretty good. I used to write really good reviews. I'm not sure what happened. And Anne's quoted review can be found here.


Lil Sis said...

You're famous!! :)

Kristie (J) said...

It's great getting together with other blogger isn't it? Too bad so few could make it this time :-(
And speaking of getting together will other bloggers - SQUEAL!!! it's not long now is it??
And kewl that you were blurbed!!

lisabea said...

Oooooh...I can't wait to come back to SoCal next year and play, too. SAVE a seat for me!

And look at you! Television star AND noted book reviewer!



Lori said...

It was fun, as always. Great to see you (thanks for lunch :-D) and yay! on the star bit! And look at my Anne!

Renee said...

It was so much fun yesterday! Can't wait to do it again.

Hope you have a wonderful time at RWA! :-)

VampFanGirl said...

Awe man, I still feel like such a dummy for planning that river trip the same weekend as our Blogger get together. And even more so now cause it sounds like you guys had a fantastic time. Ack! Next time I'll be there.

Happy Reading,

Amy said...

Seriously, can I have your autograph? ;-) Serious props to you, girl!

Blogger get togethers sound like so much fun. I'd love to have a SoEast one.. LOL Did I just coin something?

Wendy said...

Lil Sis: C'mon, you always expected as much right?

KristieJ: I know! It's right around the corner now! I can't wait to hang out and catch up with everyone.

Lisabea: You're extra special, because I think your visit was the last time all of us were able to get together.

Lori: I could seriously go for another slice of that Vanilla Bean Cheesecake.

Renee: It's always so much fun, isn't it?

VFG: There's always next time! Hopefully sometime fairly soon after RWA. After Rosie and I have had a chance to recover :)

Amy: If you have other Bloggers in your general vicinity I do encourage it. It's oodles of fun! But hey, hopefully you'll be able to find out for yourself soon enough. We seriously need to hook up if you attend the Literacy Signing!

Rowena said...

Ooh you're famous Wendy, I'm so jealous! And the blog template looks great! I'm jealous that I missed yet another So Cal Blogger Meet Up but that seems to be the tune I sing every time you guys all get together. *sigh* One day...

nath said...

What, no pictures this time?

It is sooo cool when you have your name somewhere public :) Good for you, Wendy :)

Wendy said...

Wena: Nath is apparently visiting So. Cal. in October. Clear your calender now :)

Nath: Nope, no pictures. Hee, I figured everyone would be sick of seeing us by now ;)