Tuesday, June 01, 2010



Me (reaching for cell phone hidden under octopus): Whut?

Chipper voice: This is Inge VonPeepenskeeven, formerly of the Slitherina Literary Agency and Gin Appreciation Society! Happy DAY ONE Day!

Me: huh, whut???

Inge: (quite chipper, clearly too happy to last long in publishing) Today is the launch date for Bill Cameron's DAY ONE! We're calling to make sure you have your copy?

Me: WHUT????

Inge: Please, Miss Reid, have you bought a copy of DAY ONE yet?

Me: Buy? BUY? I have YET to forgive Bill Cameron for What He Did to Eager™.! BUY A COPY? He'll be lucky if I ever tweet to him again, that rapscallion reprobate! (sounds of snarling and octopus scuttling under desk)

Inge: Miss Reid? Miss Reid?


Inge: Mr. Cameron sent cupcakes to your office. Miss Townsend and Miss Barnes are poised like raptors with forks and serviettes. Miss Evans, in fact BOTH Miss Evans, are swinging from the chandelier by their knees holding tongs!

Me: All is forgiven! I'll be RIGHT there! Hold them off Inge! Hold them OFF!

Inge: Where oh where did I put my application for the convent?


Jennifer said...

You crack me up. This is hilarious. :)

Anthony said...

Inge, here it is: application.

Francis said...

Someone needs to explain my outsider Canadian brain what's with cup cakes in the US lately.

EVERYONE IS EATING THEM! Are they the new Krispykreme (or whatever it was called)?

I'm serious, everytime I call or talk to a US friend, they're eating, baking, digesting or thinking of cupcakes.

Where's the BEST place to get them? I love the chocolate kind.

HLWampler said...

That is one hell of a way to apologize. I wish more people apologized to me that way.

laughingwolf said...

i see you CAN be had... and for [relatively] CHEAP :O lol

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Please tell the octopus I loathe the phone and the best way to reach me is by e-mail. I miss her, too.

Bill Cameron said...

Those look pretty good, even to a pie-eating reprobate such as myself.

Shauna said...

So many of your posts only make a very little bit of sense to me.

I have so much fun trying to clear the muddle. Thank you!

Meredith said...

There is no better way to start the day than to be compared to a raptor.

Bpoelle said...

So THAT's where she went....

Jan Markley said...

cupcakes! great job perk!