Lindsay, Put On Some Pants!

September 15th, 2006

Oh, Lindsay.

But before we get to Lindsay, check out who I met when I was on the show “10!” in Philadelphia yesterday:

Sandi Thom.

She was very cool (even if her bandmates did eat all the chocolate doughnuts in the green room). I got her CD. It's fab. (Thanks to Michele Jaffe for enlightening me about the YouTube embedding thing so I can now take this blog to a whole new level of fluff. Sigh. I remember the days when Michele didn't even know how to link to another site from her blog…and now she's embedding video in hers. The student has surpassed the master—a term I use loosely since the “master” only learned how to italicize things this year.)

Anyway, Sandi's bandmates not only ate all the doughnuts, they volunteered as taste testers for the show's cooking segment, as well. As I left, they were wrangling lunch out of the deal, too…

In other celebrity news, how sad is the whole Anne Nicole thing? I know we all like to make fun of her, but she is pure fluffy goodness when it comes to Distracting Us From The Horror That Is The Real News, and to see something so heartbreaking happening to her makes me a little sad, too.

This makes me sad, too, because how awesome was Ann Richards? She was the Real Deal.

This also makes me sad–but in a very different way. Remember when everyone was saying Lindsay was going to star in the ALL AMERICAN GIRL movie (whatever, it was like 2001, back when there was actually going to BE an ALL AMERICAN GIRL movie)? She would so never star in it now.

Lindsay, for God's sake. I understand going commando because you don't want pantylines, but that dress isn't even tight! Put some pants on, girl!

Also, not to brag, but I suspected LonelyGirl15 was fake all along. The whole time I was watching it, I was like, “This is so totally shot in a dorm room at NYU. Where is the RA?” (FYI it was not shot in an NYU dorm room, but for those of you thinking of going to school there, note that there is no filming allowed in the dorms, due to the tremendous number of FIRES I HAD TO PUT OUT while I was working there thanks to idiot film students throwing scarves over hot lamps for “special effects” lighting).

Meanwhile, my friend Beth wants us all to buy houses here. I have already picked out Boromir Manor for myself (because it has its own pool, according to Ye Old Neighborhood Mappe). Feel free to buy any of the others. See you at Ye Olde Pub!

Anyway, back to Real Life: I got to meet many amazing readers at my signings in Pennsylvania. Special thanks to Lauren for the TaB (soooo save my life) and to Mary, Jessie, and Emilie for the cookie (ditto—that was dinner Wednesday night) and Hilary for the cute short story!

I really hope I'll get to meet more readers at my next three events—

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2006, 7:00PM

Barnes & Noble Carle Place
91 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514
516-747-7234

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006, 10:30AM

Books Bytes & Beyond
197 Rock Road Glen
Rock, NJ 07452
201-670-6766

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2006, 7:00PM

92nd St. Y
1395 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10128
212-415-5619
(This is a ticketed event.
Tickets cost $25.00 and can be purchased through the 92nd Street Y)
If you show up, I MIGHT read a sneak peek from Princess Diaries 8.

Meanwhile, I still haven't heard from Makeout Guy. I've given up.

Lastly, several people wrote to ask what “the quickening” is. Frankly, I do not know. I just heard one of my favorite stand up comics, Maria Bamford, use it in a bit. But it sounds good, right? I imagine it's like Armageddon or something. I know it's the name of an episode of HIGHLANDER so it's got to be apocalyptic. Anyone know?

OK, have to catch a train back to NYC now so…thanks Philly! And helloooo Long Island, New Jersey, and the Big Apple!

Oh, and Lindsay–Put it away.

More later.

Much love,

Meg