So I am much too lazy to really detail everything that happened on Saturday right now. What you all shall get is a condensed version with bullet points and a picture at the end. Enjoy!
1) On my way up, I got another speeding ticket. This is my third one in five months- not good. But this time, I wasn't even going that fast. It was 70 in a 60. I was ON A HIGHWAY. You're SUPPOSED to go at least 10 over. So I'm thinking I can get out of this one. I'm heading up to Charlottesville this weekend for the VA Book Festival, so I'm going to be paying attention for details that can help me when I go to traffic court. Also, the cop we got was MEAN- he was like looking for things to write me up for. Checking to see if we had our seat belts on, if my state inspection was up to date. It was just so stupid. But this is also the second time I've broken the law for Maggie; here's the first. She's a bad influence, that Maggie- slowly turning me into a criminal.
2) As usual, I arrived to the signing fashionably late. I always seem to do this. Anyway, my roomie, her bf and I sat down and listened to Maggie tell us wondrous, hilarious tales of her adventures in authordom. There were quite a few people there, which is always good. I also met Susan from the blog Waste Paper Prose and we chatted a bit while I waited for Maggie to be free so I could get a picture with her and talk with her some. Susan also pimped my blog to people apparently. Hi new readers (if you're there)! *waves excitedly* Maggie and I also took a funny photo, which you can see below:
3) After we chatted with Maggie and took a few pictures, I talked with Susan about BEA a bit, then my roomie, her bf and I wandered around the bookstore a bit before heading out. We then went to Plan 9 Music to browse around, then to The Boathouse for dinner (which was just ok- not the best ever), then home. After getting back home, we went and saw Alice in Wonderland in 3-D, which was awesome. Anne Hathaway was AMAZING in it- loved it when she was onscreen. Everyone else was really good too, but I was mainly excited to see Anne in it. And Matt Lucas, who played the Tweedles, because I think he's hilarious though I haven't seen much of his Little Britain show. But I saw him and his comedy partner David on the show French and Saunders, and I've seen a few sketches from Little Britain and love them.
That is all. I hope you all enjoyed a look into my Maggie book signing experience. Tomorrow, I go to the VA Book Festival! I will try and get as many pictures as I can. I'm so excited to meet all these authors- Barrie Summy, Amy Brecount White, Jennifer Hubbard, PJ Hoover, Keri Mikulski and Kim Harrison! YAY!