Monday, April 15, 2013
Weekend at Fairfax
What is UP??? I am finally getting to sit down and post about Tracey and my faBU weekend in Fairfax, Virginia with some verra awesome MOP chicks. I finally was able to meet the wonderful Karen Henry of Outlandish Observations (just sitting with her at a Diana Gabaldon event was a treat!)...and was able to spend some seriously quality time with Lara, Tonya, Cari, Julie and Donna. I was also thrilled to see Carla again...and to finally meet Miss Marcia!
My apologies that I was not able to do all the blogging I had hoped to do. We were go, go, going, nonstop from the minute we arrived...and blogging ended up on the back burner.
OK so we arrived on Friday afternoon and headed over to the Northern Virginia Community College to find the girls first in line, as they had been waiting all afternoon (bless their hearts!) We were thankfully able to sit up front and were thrilled when DG showed up and began to speak. I cannot tell you how awesome it is to listen to her tell her story of how she got started writing, as I've been sitting on a story or two, myself...and am in dire need of direction.
Not much new to report, however; the speaking portion of the event was pretty short and didn't include any info about the upcoming Starz show (probably because it was a library event, and that means books.)
We then proceeded to hang out for hours and wait for the signing line to shrink - which is most certainly did not, for hours and hours. At 2AM (yes, you read that right), we finally got our books signed and were able to take a photo with Diana. We were the last in the line and felt horrible for her; she must have been exhausted. I was also THRILLED with a capital T to be able to give her the BEAUTIFUL shirts that Sooz made for her (another verra cool MOP bud); that post will follow.
The rest of the weekend was a blast because I got to hang out with women I've been talking to for a few years now - some on a daily basis. We didn't do anything scheduled (again - sorry to those who may have been hoping for a better gathering; we'll do that again, I promise!) but we had a blast and I'm sorry it had to end. :)