Ready or not… mostly not! Lol I seem to procrastinate and order everything last minute and pay expedited shipping cost and STILL didn’t get some of my costume pieces in time *boo* But I am sitting in a hotel in Denver, CO trying to finish this blog and upload a quickie vlog, before I get a few hours sleep and hop on an airplane in the morning to fly to Chicago and the convention. I am both excited and supremely stressed out! And feeling not quite ready, but there isn’t much I can do now. So I need to just let go…. I am so absolutely NOT good at that.
Oh… ummm, in the vlog I have a bit of an accent. I didn’t notice until I re-watched the vlog and didn’t have time to film again. And I know I look different than my first vlog- I like to play with my hair, long, short… one time I might wear one of my many wigs! About the accent…. It pops up randomly! I blame it on having braces at an impressionable age and being obsessed with the Anne of Green Gables movies and having to enunciate with the metal mouth. I am from the U.S. but I sometimes sound like I rule my own little kingdom of Tartlet or some such, which works for me, cause, I’m The Queen of Tarts!
I will be at the Romantic Times Book Convention in Chicago all this week, here’s a link http://www.rtconvention.com/ . It is so fun! I am bringing costumes and books to be signed and plan on buying too, too, many books and having an absolute blast! I will also be promoting this website… I have a lot of SWAG, bookmarks, temporary tattoos, the cutest little pens, candy and a book bag filled with goodies for a random drawing sometime during the week. I will pick up goodies from other people and plan on putting together a bag to give away from this site at the end of April! Yay! I’m sure it will have books too…. :p
I have decided that my website in not only a baby elephant, cause it’s taken over 2 years to come to be… but my newest analogy is cookie dough. Have you seen the last Buffy episode? I really think you can find an applicable Whedonism for most situations lol . Here’s what Buffy said “I‘m cookie dough. I’m not done baking. I’m not finished becoming who ever the hell it is I’m gonna turn out to be. I make it through this, and the next thing, and the next thing, and maybe one day, I turn around and realize I’m ready. I’m cookies. And then, you know, if I want someone to eat m- or enjoy warm, delicious, cookie me, then that’s fine. That’ll be then. When I’m done.” *snort* I love Buffy! The Book Tart is cookie dough, all of the ingredients are here… chocolate, sugar, egg and whatever else is in cookies! Side note, my daddy makes the best thin chocolate chip cookies *sigh* and now I’m hungry at midnight in a tiny hotel room! Frack!
Where was I? Oh, yeah, cookie dough…. So the website isn’t done baking, but the ingredients are here, I’m so excited about the database, and I WILL catalog all my books, and share my convention pictures and we WILL review books, we’re just not quite there yet. No warm, melty cookies, yet. But they’ll be delicious and worth the wait. So, keep checking back on my adventures in reading, and elephants and cookies.
And now it’s after midnight and I need to sleep….
Goodnight, The Queen of Tarts