Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Photographic Evidence

First, a shout-out to the So. Cal. Bloggers to let them know that RWA won't be in San Diego in 2012. It'll be in Anaheim! The thought of sleeping in my own bed and attending Nationals is enough to make my heart skip a beat. Who cares if I have to wait three more years to do it?

Last night I finally got my pictures uploaded to my Flickr account. I made an album and you can see all of them here. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

Carrie Lofty and I after our video interview for Romantic Times. That's not happiness on our faces, it's relief! One of my better hair days, and Carrie? Big Sis informed me she loves your blouse. I loved it too!

I titled this picture the cutest girls in the bar. Lusty Reader, Aymless and Barbara. Bask in their cuteness.

Rosie having some sort of religious awakening with her ARC of Indiscreet by Carolyn Jewel. Getting this ARC made her trip. I'm not kidding.

I was casually wandering around the Literacy Signing when I just happened by Linda Howard's table and saw Rosie was next in line! I snapped this picture so Rosie could preserve her fangirl moment.

The always gracious Harlequin Historical author, Michelle Willingham before the RITAs. You can't really tell here, but she was rocking a really cool necklace that used to belong to her grandmother. It was very sparkly.

The lovely and talented Nora Roberts standing next to some fat girl. Sigh. I'm trying to do better. Honest. Anywho, as always Nora looked lovely for RITA night (OMG, her jewelry!). I got several compliments on my dress. The first non-black dress I've bought in years.

Da girls on RITA night. From front to back: Azteclady, AnimeJune, Barbara, Rosie and Kristie. Note to anyone who lives near Barbara: girlfriend is one mean hair-wrangler. She did Kristie's hair and it was fab-u-lous!
Here I am rockin' the light-up plastic tiara I got at the Harlequin SuperRomance party. It'll have to do until a Greek (or Italian) tycoon shows up on my front door bearing a real one.

And those are some of the pictures. Now Ames and Nath can get off my back! LOL


Barbara said...

LOL!! You're too funny! OMG, I loved that tiara. Oh and Nora....lucky gal!

Amy said...

Oh la la! The pretty! And the sparkly! And Nora!

Blanche said...

Awesome pictures!!! Looks like you had a fantastic time!! :)

~ames~ said...

Great pictures! Heading over to your flickr album right away!

Everyone looks great!

CindyS said...

Great to see everyone and you look great beside Ms. Roberts!

I just saw your pictures of the Library of Congress and I'll be making a pilgrimage during my lifetime. Just sayin.


Jessica said...

Those pics are terrific! And you look great in blue! thank you!

Carrie Lofty said...

Can you send me a copy of the one of us? We look great! And my mom made the blouse. Isn't she awesome?

Kati said...

I almost swallowed by tongue at the photo of you and Nora! You look gorgeous, BTW, LOVE the color of your dress!

SOOOO jealous! I was recounting my Nora encounter last night for my girlfriends, who laughed their asses off at me. You are clearly WAY more poised than me.

Lusty Reader said...

awww, look at shaymless aymless waving in our picture, so adorbs!

and bwahahaha at rosie's religious awakening with Carolyn Jewel's ARC, that is a perfect documentation of how excited we get with good reading in our hands!

lbgregg said...

OMG Rosie with that book. I'm swiping that photo.

You look beautiful, btw, and I'm so glad you wore your tiara. :)

See you NEXT YEAR!!

Liza said...

You look wonderful Wendy. Thanks for sharing all your pictures. Heading over to look at the rest of you album right now. Love the tiara and think your picture with Nora is great.

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing all the pics!

AnimeJune said...

Great pictures, Wendy. RWA was such a blast.

azteclady said...


Ladies, that blue dress? Wendy just rocked that dress like nobody's business.

And I have to bear witness: I saw what she did with Kristie's hair--kudos, Ms Barbara, you are one mean hairdresser!

Wendy, I have a massive case of the envies right now: the librarian goodies and the invitation to Nora's preRitas party? Oh, color me peagreen!

But meeting you was beyond fabulous. Thank you for not freaking too badly when you found the strange, crazy woman, laying in wait in your room. :grin:

Jennifer B. said...

You look gorgeous in every one of these pics Wendy. Gorgeous.

And hey, so does Nora.

nath said...

Pictures!! Finally, pictures!! :)

and they are very great pictures ;)Looks like you had a great time :) Do you have an album with all the RWA pics inside? That'd be awesome :)

Love the tiara :)

Wendy said...

Carrie: I tried e-mailing the three photos I have, but they kept bouncing back (files are probably too big). I saw you posted one of us on your Facebook account. Do you want me to try e-mailing you again? I haven't tried sending them separately yet.

Nath: Just the album on my Flickr account. I'm the least creative person on the planet, or else I'd do a scrapbook. One of these days my girl card is going to get revoked.

Thanks for all the nice compliments everybody. My Man loves me in blue, and I wanted COLOR this year instead of my usual, boring black.

Tracy said...

Great pictures! So much fun!

You are NOT fat. Shut.up.

LOVE the tiara - you are totally rockin it! :)

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

You looked lovely in your blue dress that showed off your boobies as well as the blinking tiara.

Liz V said...

Thanks for the pictures! Looks like an absolutely fabulous time was had by all!

sula said...

awesome!!! what a fun time. And I'm so happy to see the tiara pic. shiny!