Which means that I don't have a very pithy blog post, today (not that I ever do), but I felt that I should say, "Hi." Not least because my own lack of anything interesting to say coincides with the fact that the League is a ghost town right now, what with everyone having scarpered to Romantic Times.
I've been following our Leaguers on Twitter, and can I just tell you HOW MUCH IT SUCKS I COULDN'T GO?
It really, really sucks. But next year, people, I. Am. There.
I'd also like to say how surprised I was by just how many people went. There were horror writers, mystery writers, literary writers. I wasn't surprised, at all, by the UF crossover, but it seems to me that pretty much everyone and their mother goes to RT, no matter what their genre.
I wondered why, until, from the blog posts, pictures, and tweets, I put together a pretty clear picture that answered my question. The picture involves Ellora's Cave, chocolate, cover models (who, I've heard from a reliable source, all smell like baby oil), and copious amounts of booze. With a little Disney World thrown in, just to make everything UTTERLY BIZARRE.
So I am expecting some major League time devoted to the RT convention. I want to know everything. I want real pictures of boozey chocolate covered baby oil smelling cover models entering Ellora's Cave to go alongside my mental pictures. The promise of such images has been all that has sustained me while I graded 5,000 papers instead of cavorting, and now I want some real pictures.
And Kelly Meding and I, as the newbies, did briefly consider bringing down the league in a thunderous cacophony of chaos while the adults were gone, but we refrained.
OH, and I've done a couple of posts about a writing workshop I just did at LSUS, over at my site. They end up talking about Philip Roth, again. It's what I do.
And I get +5 points for using the word "enter" in a blog post. Thanks.