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


Wily Guy said...

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


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!

Anonymous 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.