What a FANTASTIC weekend I had!!!
Hate it's over!!
You know what happened on Friday night, right?
I attended a Silver Sparrow event!!!!
I had been so GIDDY all day that I couldn't concentrate at work. I was just EXCITED. 7:30 couldn't get there fast enough that day. I was watching the clock tick... tick... tick... sloooowly.
But I left work, went home, kicked off my Nikes, put on something decent and headed out...
I was in the bookstore, Charis Bookstore, staring in utter AWE at the book display...
(Doggonit I wanted to just crawl up on the table and lay on it all, lol)
When I heard someone say "Dr. Parker!"
I recognized that voice: It was the great Tayari Jones!
*lee doing all she can not to fall prostrate on the ground and weep at her feet*
I gave her a hug. Some of us sat down in the back and talked.
When we text or talk I always slip in "Please drink your water." She may or may not comply. I know I got a text one day of her hollering "I'm feeling dehydrated!!". I was not happy about that, and scolded her by text.
Let's just say she had some water in her red cup!
But it was great. Over much too soon. She could've talked 'til midnight, and I would've been good and happy about it.
Good to see you, Remnants!!
Tayari signed books.
And CowgirlCre, who won a book in the drawing, hollered on Friday at work "Take a picture of my book being signed, girl!"
"You know I will, Cre-Cre!" I yelled back.
There you go CowgirlCre!
(CowgirlCre went to highschool with Tayari. Tayari doesn't remember her, as Tayari was a Silver Girl. LOL) But I had to work hard to get her to sign the books of the winners. She signed my book, but when I heaved the box of books I'd brought with me up for her to sign, she told me to go to the back of the line.
You know... if I would've had a little liquor in me, I woulda cussed her good. But uh, we're both SWATS girls, Southwest Atlanta girls. Probably wouldn't bother her one bit to go toe-to-toe with me. It's probably been a minute since she's thrown someone in a headlock.
You can take the girl out of SWATS. But you can't take the SWATS out the girl. O_o
*lee slowly walking to back of the line with her box of books*
Anyway, this was cool, because I had great convos with RemnantsofYou and some cute law school teaching brutha. (Ain't nothing like a good convo with an intelligent brutha! *cartwheels*)
But she signed the books for me, thetlast person in line...
And she signed my book.
"To Alesia- you are the audience. You are also Nettie. You are also my friend."
*hard lip quiver, fat tear drop*
Not personally signed to you... Can't help you with that. That Oldgirl is catching a plane out of Hotlanta right about now. But nevertheless, signed by her.
If you entered the other drawings and didn't win, then you are still eligible. And however many times you comment, that's how many times your name gets entered!!
Sooo... comment to win! All week, since I will be posting all week!
Those who won the last 5 books... your books will be mailed this week!
Come on and comment! You may not want a book, but we'll do something GOOD for you!
Tell me why you loooooove the House of LadyLee so much!
Best comment gets a gift card...
It was GREAT to see you Tayari! We talk on the phone and text, text, text, but it was good to see you in person. As you were reading, I took time to remember allllll that has gone on to get this book together, all the convos about it! I remember it all!
Felt good to hold that book in my hand! I hated when it was over! I want more from you!!!
Good luck on the next leg of the tour!
And don't forget! "Drink your WATER!!!"
*tayari rolls eyes*
You all have a great week! And comment to win!!!