I feel like all three of the pointer sister combined because I'm soooooo excited.
The Storymakers conference starts today, which means a lot of serious, writers/bloggers have been gathering together to rub shoulders (which is kinda hypocritical if you ask me, because I got the stink eye when I tried to gather everyone in a circle for back massages).
Sooooooo, do you wanna hear who I met last night? Do ya? Do ya? Do ya? Pinky promise you won't get jealous?
I met DeNae from My Real Life Was Backordered. WOO HOO! What a sassy-pants. Sassy, sassy, sassy! That sassy chica has got more talent in her pinky finger than I've got in my whole thumb. Mark my words, peeps, she'll be hitting the big time soon.
I also met Kazzy from Kazzy's Ponderings. What a treat! She's got karma. She's got calm. Plus she knew our dear friend, April in college. I've added her to my sidebar so we can all be calmed by her ponderings.
I also met . . . drumroll, please . . . the queen bee of Mormon blogging, (Dooce doesn't count, right? Because she's a recovering Mormon, right?) I got to meet the One True Sue at Navel Gazing at it's Finest. I know you're all trying not to break the 8th commandment right now. (Especially Jami.) Do you guys want to know what Sue is like in real life? She is a cutie patootie. Not only is she miss thang blogger, she's got perfect, flawless skin and a sweet little shy smile. That's right. You heard it straight from the horse's mouth. (And not the house horse's mouth).
I also met Melanie Jacobson at Write Stuff (and her sister, Amy). What a spit-fire slash fashion plate! You know her blog header? That's exactly what she looks like. The girl just had a baby and she's working on her third manuscript. This year! (With the fourth all plotted out.) And I bet she wrote the whole thing in heels. Can I just kick you, Melanie J. She truly does have the write stuff.
I also met the sweetest person in the history of the world, Amber at Making the Moments Count who is kicking my booty in the Service Soapbox writing contest. I don't begrudge her though because everyone is kicking my booty and I'm just so thankful for all 18 of my votes. I have 10% of the votes, which technically means I'm the tithing! I couldn't be more honored. Much mahalo 18 voters. ANYWAYS, Amber shines! Her soul could light the world on fire. I'm putting her on my sidebar as well, so we can bask in her glow.
And finally I met Don Carey, who grew up in Laie, Hawaii--my old stomping grounds. He's also friends with my x-door neighbor, Martha. But now he lives in Texas and there ain't a trace of Pidgin in his southern drawl. It was like chicken soup for the soul to see a fellow former Hawaiian, especially one who is now a published author!
Well, I'm off to the conference, where I get to meet Annette Lyon. YAY!!!
P.S. I promise I will secure some photographic evidence for your viewing pleasure.
P.P.S. Just so you know, I also got to meet T is for Tonya at You Asked for It! while in St. George during spring break. We did lunch with Shelle and April, plus hubs, but I didn't blog about it because it was during my "stiff necked" period. I have been anxious to meet Tonya for a while now and guess what? I wasn't disappointed. She's feisty too! How come there are so many feisty bloggers? hmmmm?