Premature Evacuation

September 9th, 2008

I know I promised to live blog Hurricane Ike, but it’s pummeling poor Cuba and leaving the Keys alone. They even cancelled the evacuation!

The whole thing must be very heartbreaking to all these news crews gathered on the main street downtown, as you can see….

They are disconsolate there isn’t more drama! In fact, they have taken to filming the people riding up and down the road…

who in turn are filming them…

But the news crews shouldn’t worry. Because as always in Key West, the bars are open and ready for business!

It’s actually getting kind of windy. Maybe it will even rain soon.

In other news—


BRITNEY WINS!!!! Best Female Video, Pop Video and Video of the Year. Some people are saying these were pity prizes but there’s no way. Be honest…you never stopped loving her. Check it out.

Meanwhile, how awesome has the Blair story line been on Gossip Girl lately? She’s dating royalty now? She’s getting all the best lines (“Motherchucker” anyone?) I love that she calls him “the Lord.”

And, uh, it’s just slightly freaking me out that I actually once tried on the Alice and Olivia dress Blair was wearing in the season premiere (I tried it on WAY before I ever knew it was going to be on Gossip Girls though).

Speaking of clothes, my shoes didn’t arrive. Fed Ex evacuated, those motherchuckers. They better be here before I leave for my book tour or someone is paying for them to be sent to England and it isn’t going to be me.

And OK, and I know I’m supposed to be watching 90210. But I’ve been sort of boycotting out of loyalty to Tori. And as a long time viewer of South of Nowhere, I feel like I already know what’s going to happen anyway: the daughter’s going to turn out to be bisexual, and her adopted brother’s going to be shot at the prom. Am I wrong, people? Should I watch it for Jennie and Shannon?

A lot of you have been joining me on Barnes and Noble.com Center Stage, but not enough.

What are you waiting for? I’ll be there all week. Stop by and chat!

And there are still tickets available for many of my events in the UK starting next week! Click here for info. And don’t forget, I’m going to Sweden and South Africa too! And information about my signings in Asia will be posted soon.

And now I have to go because I still have a lot of packing to do. Honestly what am I supposed to wear to all these events? They’re in three different climates. It’s really upsetting. I wish I had bought that Blair dress now. And I wish I had Blair with me to help supervise the packing. Also her maid. Argh!

More later.

Much love,

Meg