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Jul. 24th, 2009

Helpful things to say to your wife on the morning of the day that she is going to be reading in front of 1400 people:
'' You've got something on your face''
''What?''
''A zit''

I hold no truck with concealers, mostly through never having used one and fearing that they would accentuate the problem when used by my inept hands. However, happily a lifetime of colouring in the ladders in my tights has been preparing me for just this emergency. Out came the eyeliner and my zit has become a beauty spot.

Naturally I consider this the pinnacle of improvisational genius, but it still doesn't protect from the possibility of people coming up to me and suggesting in concerned tones that I get me to a dermatologist ASAP, because they don't know how to tell me this but I might have face cancer since my beauty spot is such an unnatural colour.

(I am in Chicago for BlogHer, where the free WiFi and my iGo keyboard may at some point enable me to reply to all your comments)

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( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Jul. 25th, 2009 08:26 am (UTC)
I hear the keynote was brilliant. I'm really excited for you that you read! Go on girl. Enjoy your holiday - Antonia x
amysprite
Jul. 26th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
The Keynote <i>was</i> Brilliant
Amazing job reading your post, Rainsinger. It was like listening to poetry and the story moved every one of the 1400 people in that room. I loved it. :)

Even more so, I loved meeting you! I hope that we get chance to connect again in England once we are over there. I have your card (and gave out a couple of the extras at one of the panels I was at) and will email you once I am resettled in Iowa later this week. Hope you have a great time in Chicago!!!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 28th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Your voice made it even more exquisite
It was a pleasure meeting you. Your keynote piece was amazing.

xo

Maggie, dammit
http://okayfinedammit.com
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(Anonymous)
Jul. 29th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
NINA!
This is Dwana who kept asking you questions while you were trying to eat your bagel at the opening day "Newbie" Breakfast!

I hope you enjoyed your conference experience! I did! It was SO great meeting you and I will pop in to read ya often ~ Safe travels

{Still laughing about the gas station experience, off to read Imaginaryfish.com now}
(Anonymous)
Jul. 29th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
You cracked me up about the feeling of still needing to pass out cards. I also miss being treated "special." I went to the grocery store yesterday, and they actually made me PAY!
(Anonymous)
Aug. 9th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
わたしたちが9月にルイスのご両親のところにご挨拶に行って、
ハワイでクリスマスに家族でholiday weddingしたいのでご招待します、と言って、教会でも式を挙げたいから翌日にweddingをすると言ったら驚くけど、嬉しいと思う?
(Anonymous)
Aug. 9th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
驚く。
(Anonymous)
Aug. 9th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
喜んでくれると思う。
(Anonymous)
Aug. 9th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
いくらなんでも突然で、驚く。
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