My sister Rach came down for a weekend a couple weeks ago. We had a fabulous "sister date," which started when we went to meet one of our favorite authors and hear her speak. I felt scummy before, but even that couldn't alter the sheer AWESOMENESS of it all. Gail Carson Levine wrote "Ella Enchanted," which I was pretty much obsessed with from the time I first read it until...still. It's lovely. She also wrote a ton of other wonderful books. A couple of my favorites: "Fairest" and "Dave at Night." She is a really fun writer, and seeing her in person was so rad. She is super cute--way petite, like seriously short, with an awesome NY accent and lots of energy and pep. I loved hearing her speak and took tons of notes (I'm such a nerd!) Rach and I got really giddy afterwards when we had her sign a couple of books for us and snapped a quick picture with her.
After all of the awesomeness with Gail (I'm going to pretend we're totally on a first name basis now), Rach and I met up with our other sister Rina and went out to dinner. Over pizza and root beer floats we had a blast giggling like school girls about meeting Gail and being literally unable to say anything intelligent to her. Then Rach tried to help Rina woo our waiter while I zoned out (due to way too much root beet no doubt) and imagined my own speeches and book signings as a famed writer. Haha ;) Then we came back to my place to watch a chick flick and sleep. Shaun was a good sport about our late night party, and I was beat the next morning, but it was definitely worth it to catch up with my sisters. I love them!
Now here's the pics from Rach and I meeting Gail: (I'm sure the top picture has you braced already for the slight blurriness...)
I know you're supposed to save the best for last. I sort of did. Rach and I were so excited about this picture! Sure my eyes are closed and I look like a fool, and sure it's a bit blurry, but WE HAVE A PICTURE WITH A GENIUS AUTHOR. And that makes the other things okay.
We love Gail! :)