Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Bloggess

First she was awesome enough to sign a book she didn't write!! 
And then she said she liked my dress!!!!
Yeah, that's me.  Lady in Red...

Okay, let me back up.

I went to see bestselling author Jenny Lawson, AKA The Bloggess, at the Gaithersburg Book Festival with my fabulous friends today.  I think she is amazing.  Her posts on mental illness are, as you may know, super meaningful to me (#silverribbons)
AND she's the funniest person on the internet. 
Oh, and she's on my computer desktop background.

I am not even close to being a stalker.  I am a fan.

We dropped in this afternoon (Judah Friedlander was around, and we listened to Steve Coll, too, which was enlightening) and whoa, there she was!:

She read a chapter from her book (this little gem was called "The Psychopath on the Other Side of the Bathroom Door") and then she answered questions, and a thoroughly wonderful time was had by all.  Even the uniformed police officer near me was having a good time.

There was a looooooong line for the book signing.  I have no pictures of this process, nor do I have any photographic evidence that I talked to her.  I do, however, have a signed copy of Wil Wheaton's Just a Geek...  because I had no physical copy of the book for her to sign, but also because they're friends, you guys, geez!

Afterward, home.  And ice cream.  YAY.

EDIT:  And then I saw this!!:
 

"Now we are so happy, we do the Dance of Joy!!!!"  What a fantastic day, you guys.  XD

on the wrist of Jill Factotum

3 comments:

Wily Guy said...

Awesome! Same thing happened to me today, minus the red dress...

WG
http://itsmynd.com

Pumpkin said...

Sounds like an amazing day! I'm so thrilled for you! I'm definitely going to have to read some of her work, she seems amazing!

robrubin said...

I was going to attempt to see her in NC, but the drive was too far. And since I won a signed copy of her book, there was no longer a need for me to stand in a long line.

Of course, now I'm giving away my signed copy on my own blog to one lucky soul.