Thursday, 9 August 2012

Hot sauce malfunction, potato salad, and meeting The Bloggess

A few minutes ago I was literally holding cold potato salad to my lips in order to ease the chemical burn I just gave myself from putting too much hot sauce in my lunch wrap.  Seriously, my lips are red and swollen. 

Most people would drink milk, water, or hold a cool wet towel over their lips but big idea was to smear cold potato salad on my face. 

There are no pictures of this but I did feel one of my cats judging me.

So what else is new?

Well, I TOTALLY MET JENNY LAWSON ( THE BLOGGESS ) Tuesday night !!!  She came to Toronto on her book signing tour.  If you don't know her yet, check her out!

This is everyone holding up their copies of The Bloggess' book for a picture.  

That awkward moment when I start to walk away before having a proper picture taken.  It seems to be a theme with me.

 Me and The Bloggess!

She was awesome.  She did a bit of an interview, did a reading from her book, and then answered a few questions from the audience.  I'm amazed at how gracious she is to everyone wanting their couple of minutes to say hi to her while they get their books signed.

I asked her to sign my book with "NECROPHILIA IS BAD!"   You'd have to read her book to understand why...I won't spoil it for you.

Her struggles with depression and anxiety and the humour with which she shares her experiences make her somewhat of a hero for me.  It was wonderful to meet her.  

AND SHE TOTALLY TOLD ME I HAVE AMAZING HAIR!!!  (Although you wouldn't know it because I look really shitty in these pics.)  Actually before the bloggess showed up, a total stranger came up to me in line to tell me I have amazing hair.  I tell ya, it's going to be tough to go back to a regular colour now.  LOL

Anyhow, we showed up a bit late and didn't get seats so we ended up standing for an hour before she showed up and then standing for another couple of hours during it all but it was totally worth it.  I had fun.  

And then we went to Zorba's on the Danforth for Greek food!  NOM!  I had to smile though.  I was in A LOT of pain from standing for so long so I was shuffling down the Danforth at a pathetic pace trying to keep up with Dave and Sheila on our way back to the car and I got ogled by some middle aged Greek men sitting at an outdoor patio.  One of them smiled and said, "well, hellO".  Hah!  

You take what you can get, right?  LOL

Oh I've probably got so much more I could say but the words aren't coming.  I'm out of practice.  I know I've got lots of photos I'd love to post as well.    

The next entry will be "what I've done this pictures".