Monday, January 29, 2007

City Too Busy To Hate Me

The Atlanta reading was a dream, a wine-intensive, autographing, people-laughing dream, and I'm so grateful to the planners and The Readers who showed up. Even more to those of you who bought books. I like you the best. You were most wise to know you were working with only the classiest of authors-- the kind who presents a fresh literary work, and five minutes later sits down to make change while she sells it out of her suitcase.

Ladies and gentlemen, Mary Beth Ellis And Her Bra.

We had a full house, with only one injury, when some dear poor woman's chair collapsed beneath her and she bit her lip on the way down. This presented, however, an opportunity for me to become Action! Author! and grab ice from the wine cooler, walk it out to her with a couple napkins, and return to my paragraph.

That's right, folks: Attend a Drink to the Lasses event, come away with a contusion.

As if I wouldn't know where the wine cooler was.

These are the napkins for the hors devours. I cannot get over the napkins. Look at them-- they're even, they've got that little catering swirl, they alternate colors. Never did I think I could warrent such a stack of napkins.

Napkins and hors devours. The non-goose kind!

high life at: mb@blondechampagne.com

13 comments:

the celina(s) said...

Forget the napkins, look at that plate of cookies! I only hope that one day I too might be worthy of a plate of cookies as marvelous as that.

MB said...

The chocolate chip were the best. I know. I sampled them all :)

amy lou the reader said...

Wow. Those cookies are huge! Just out of curiosity, was that chicken salad in the sandwiches? I'm only asking because it looks a lot like the stuff my boss makes for office parties, which is yummy.

Also, when you're expecting, food is much more fascinating.

It looks like you had a great turn out. I feel terrible about the lady who fell. Sounds like something I'd do... :-/

MB said...

Chicken salad verified, which destroyed me, as I love croissants AND chicken, only not in tiny chunks submerged in mayonnase. So I had another cookie instead.

Anonymous said...

MB, you were fantastic yesterday. I really enjoyed hanging out after the book signing.

You're so funny when you've had a good bit of red wine.

And, you're not too bad of a kisser, either :-).

Can't wait to see you again when you're back in town...

--Mike

MB said...

But... but you told me your name is "Brady..."

Josh The Pilot said...

This is why I'm accompanying her on the next stop...

Jcat2323 said...

Non-goose hors devours and wine?! You're really moving up in the world!
I'm finally getting around to buying your book, and I have forgetten the prefered method of purchase. Is it Amazon or Cold Tree Press that I should be buying from?

Laney said...

"Ladies and gentlemen, Mary Beth Ellis And Her Bra."

LOL :0 Don't you hate that? You looked cute anyway. Pink is a good color on you.

MB said...

jcat, it's best to go through Cold Tree. www.drinktothelasses.com :) And thank you.

Anonymous said...

Those weren't hors d'oeuvres - you rated full on SANDWICHES and giganto cookies! Go you!

Anonymous said...

'cause here in AL, we usually just wrangle up some squeeze cheese and ritz(tm) crackers, I was confused by the "hors devours"? I'm not a really hard-core francophile, even though I'm enough french to run away quite convincingly, but I always thought it was "hors d'oeuvres"? Anyways...congratulations on the PILES of food, AND wine, and the engagement, and just everything else too!

Gina SMC '02 said...

No, really, MB, thank YOU -- that's the best turnout we've had for an alumnae club event in a while!

Good author and free wine...really, what more can anyone want?

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