A Dream Come True but Not Yet Fulfilled!

Well, it’s summer.  I’ve been wanting to go see family, but that’s five hundred miles away.  My family just can’t make the drive every year!  We can make a shorter drive, and my husband said that we do need to so something vacationy.  So, I began to brainstorm.  I was thinking of places and things that we could do that was half way to family and friends in Kansas, so that someone could meet us “half-way” so to speak.

Well first and foremost on my mind was that my favorite authoress lives in St. Louis, which could be semi half-way, and I’m sure there’s things to do for the rest of the people  there.  I went onto her websight and saw that she’s not holding any book signings in her area, she’s going all across the country.  This all across the country book tour (You know, a REAL author’s book signing tour) takes her just three hours away from me and mine in just under three weeks!

You bet your cookies I mentioned it to my husband, with a little fangirl giggle.  I like to think that I’ve matured over the years, but the idea of meeting an author I’ve been reading for half my life now is just too much!  She has surpassed all other authors on my list.  When I see her I’m going to have to fight to hold back a squeal of glee!  My husband will want to be nowhere near me!  Just thinking about it makes my inner child do cartwheels, whooping and singing “I get to see Laurell! I get to see Laurell!”

Hell, I’m even planning my outfit as we speak!  And not just clothes!  I’m going to be trying out what different shades of makeup I’ll wear, what earrings, hair accessories, shoes, nylons.  I’m going to be thinking about what to do with my hair, and then I’ll have to make a silhouette of my best friend’s bust with “Insert Rachel here…” so that she can have a “spot” in the picture I’ll have taken of me with Laurell.  It may seem crazy, but I don’t give a  rat’s patootie!  That’s me, and I’m not going to be able to tone it down enough to be considered even a semblance of normal, so I won’t even try.  This will be my one, and maybe only time to meet her, and I’m not going to ruin it by not being me.

Oh! And you bet I’ll be reviewing her book! In fact, perhaps I’ll just start with the first and finish by the time I go to meet her! Hurrah! (Cici runs off to grab her copy of Guilty Pleasures!)

Well, I’ve got to go do the housewifey thing then play with nail polish! I get to see Laurell, I get to see Laurell, I get to see Laurell!