Some days are just lovely and full of butterflies……..and maybe zombies.
Like when your bloggy idol just happens to have grown up very close to your city and just happens to have also gone to college there so it’s included in her book tour. And this would normally never happen, because most of the book tours that stop here are for western novels, but it did and I got to be there to witness it.
(Also I say bloggy idol lightly- as in I hang on every word that this woman writes not as in I have a shrine built to her in our hallway closet,obviously. Also please never come over without calling first-because we are messy not because I need some notice so that I can dispose of said shrine.)
Seriously though,there is no shrine here………but I did stitch up a zombie Bloggess to give to Jenny Lawson at the book signing. Because that is what good fans do. And I did have a moment of panic as to whether she would be cool with it, mostly because my husband said “She’s going to think you are nuts. You are taking her a dead version of herself.”
I had to correct him because I was taking her an undead version of herself, which is absolutely okay…..I’m figuring. (He basically has no Bloggess or zombie knowledge, but I love him anyway.)Plus, I had a back story for her.
See this is Jenny and she’s not made it through the zombie apocalypse without becoming a zombie herself, unfortunately. But she’s still managed to keep a bit of her bloggess-ness. She only eats the brains of bad guys and whacks the zombies that eat the brains of good guys with her hair dryer. She’s like a zombie secret agent.
I meant to explain this to Jenny at the book signing but I totally geeked out so I just held out my zombie doll while I smiled like some lunatic. Luckily she guessed that it was a zombie her and was very nice about the whole thing.
We had been given post -its so that we could jot down what we wanted Jenny to write into our books and my mind went seriously blank. I had the brainstorm that it would be beyond cool to have her sign my book to Squidmom as some way of connecting as fellow bloggers and also because I just really like seeing Squidmom in print. Of course once we were in line I thought that this was a horribly tacky idea. I still kinda wanted it signed that way though,so I wrote “I’m sorry, this is tacky but you are full of awesome” on the post-it note too. (Because that is what sane people do.)
I was next in line when it dawned on me that the whole purpose of the post-its was to make the transaction go as quickly and smoothly as possible and that my post-it was just giving Jenny extra and unnecessary reading material but it was too late to change it or get a new post-it.
This is what my book ended up looking like:
Proof that The Bloggess is in fact full of all that is awesome(and understanding). Post-its don’t lie y’all.
*Finished reading Let’s Pretend This Never Happened this morning and I loved it even more than I thought I would. I was also happy to read about Jenny’s account of her own fan girl moment when she met Evany Thomas-which truthfully made me feel a heck of a lot better.:)