July 17, 2009

How To Impress Your Boss

Hi. I know, you think I’ve forsaken you. I swear, I haven’t, but this @$#@$ hotel … I couldn’t get internet! I have felt naked and bereft and have missed you tons.

Also, because this is me we’re talking about, I can’t find my camera cord, so not only have I deserted you, I can’t upload pics to share.

It’s a travesty.

BUT I do have I-Love-Lucy stories, does that count? This morning, wearing heels for the first time since last year’s conference, I tripped coming out of the elevator into a very cute man carrying coffee.

Only me.

Then later, at the Berkley signing, this very lovely woman walked up to me and smiled. I was like Hello! How can I sign this book for you? And she smiled a little broader, leaned in real close and said “Hi, I’m your Publisher.”

As in my EDITOR-IN-CHIEF. As in President of the whole company. As in God of My World.

(Um, hi, Leslie Gelbman. It was VERY lovely to meet you. :oops: )

Lord. I have no idea how I made it to this age on my own. It’s a miracle really.

The good news is that I’m having a GREAT time. The bad news is that I’m getting no writing done, this blog included. Oh, but I am eating cookies. They have them in the vending machine, right outside my door. Never a good thing.

I will be back tomorrow. Maybe I’ll tell you about how I walked in on a porn film being made. Or how the restaurant one of my editors took me to had rabbit on the menu and how after I saw that I couldn’t get the visions of the sweet, fuzzy little bunnies that sit on my grass at home out of my head and nearly actually said so at the dinner table while someone was eating said sweet, fuzzy bunny.

Thankfully, lots of blueberry/peach pie a la mode helped me overcome the trauma. Sure, my Rita dress is now tight but hey, it was for a good cause.


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  1. lol lol lol oh Jill. An um, you *have* to share the porno story O_o because… that’s really whiskey tango fox. Times ten.

    Glad you’re having a great time at RWA – I love Lucky moments and all :D

  2. Jill, I did see you and got the book signed.

    Uh… yeah I got locked out of the room without my key putting down the room service tray. Stupid me.

    BTW I don’t have a clue who I met and didn’t. Too many people. My bad memory for faces and names except for the ones I really want to meet.

    Another uh… feeling like an idiot in putting names of books to authors who didn’t write them. :cry:

    It feels like I’ve run into the same people all the time. I swear I’m not a stalker.

  3. Jill, you must tell us the porno story…it will make up for the fact that you couldn’t send pictures. Glad there are cookies and pie ala mode to get you past the bunnies.

  4. Just found your blog!

    Well even though some :oops: moments happened at least it’s not boring. I’m glad you’re having a good time.

  5. My face would be red too!!!! More cookies please!

  6. Hey Jill
    At least your boss knows you’re not a kiss— LOL! :oops:

  7. HI JILL, I TOO AM SORRY THAT YOU CANNOT FIND YOUR CAMERA CORD, I DEPEND ON YOU FOR PICTURES OF MAUREEN CHILD AT THE CONVENTIONS, SHE NEVER TAKES HER COMPUTER LOL.

  8. There is never a dull moment in your life is there?

    I’m beginning to see where you get the ideas for some of the situations in your books LOLOLOLOL

  9. LOL, poor Jill, can’t catch a break. :lol:
    Definitely have to tell us the porn story, i can’t wait to hear it.

  10. I think heels are a torture divice, not shoes.

  11. oh Jill…We must send you good karma feelings. At least you still have your cookies to keep you warm.

    Love to hear the porno story

  12. A hotel expecting a bunch writers did not have internet ready for them?! :mrgreen:

  13. cookies always help. Can’t wait for more Lucy stories :) And I am sure Leslie G got a smile out of her introduction, I think that is your charm!

  14. I love your stories, Jill, and I can’t wait for more!

    Please post pictures when you get home, especially of your special dress.

    Good Luck tonight!!! :smile:

  15. After reading your last two posts I realized I’m having a great day, lol. Thanks for opening my eyes, lol.

    Hope everything goes perfectly for the rest of your trip!

  16. I have to say your blog is the only one that I just have to share with my husband – that way I get to laugh again with your stories :)

  17. You have the most interesting incidents. Please tell me some of them will end up in your books!

  18. Jill, you are priceless! Your I Love Lucy moments matched my none! That is all said with love. :smile: I’m so glad you are having a good time despite a porno sighting, you must tell us this story.

    I’ll check in again tomorrow to see what might be posted! Can’t wait to read more. Enjoy the rest of RWA.

  19. I want to hear your I-Love-Lucy story concerning a porn film being made :!: :shock:

  20. If it makes you feel any better, last summer – when I was brand new to my job – my boss was out of the office at a business meeting. A man wearing coveralls came into my office asking where he was. I said he was out until the next day and asked if I could take a message. The man was not offensive in any way but he WAS insistent that I reveal where my boss was. I didn’t know how my boss felt about that sort of thing (I’ve worked with people who would get you fired for revealing their whereabouts so I was a bit gun shy) so I was reluctant. After a few minutes the guy says, “Oh, by the way, I don’t think we’ve formally met, I’m ” and he gave me his name. I replied with “It’s nice to meet you. I still can’t tell you where “my boss” is.” He eventually wore me down (as I realized he was NOT leaving my office until I told him where my boss was) and I told him where he was. The man thanked me and left. I ran to the person who’d had the job before me and asked if my boss was funny about that sort of thing because I’d broken down and told the guy where he was. She said she didn’t think he cared and then asked who it was that was “hounding” me. Turns out he was my boss’s boss’s boss’s boss’s boss or something like that. The head honcho of the building I work in – as in the only way you could go over this guy’s head was to contact someone at our company’s headquarter facilities. And I was refusing to tell him where my boss was!

    Obviously he’s a nice guy because I’m still employed! LOL

    Oh, and my vote goes for you sharing the porn movie story too! :)

  21. (((Jill))) I hope you got to the desserts last night. I was in the back row with my guests. I was ready to stand up and applaud you. Man… congrats on the nod.

    Anne was awesome. Saw her toddling on her scooter afterwards with the Statue of Liberty crown.

    Maybe one day I’ll see my picture up there. :lol:

    Enjoy your cookies. I’m so damn tired.

    Finally on Saturday, I was writing after a few months. Damn fire alarm ran my muse off right at the good part.

    I survived my first RWA… barely… great seeing and meeting so many people.

    BTW did you get the flashing tiara at the Moonlight Bazar? I did. Kind of broke, but what the hell I needed something to pick me up.

    Next time I won’t pack the house.

    Thanks again Jill for the book. You rock!

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