Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I am so excited!

While the last few days have been really tough in terms of watching the news and seeing the horrendous damage and stories, right at this moment, I am totally, totally excited!
You see, I am going to ARRC!! Yay!! And more importantly, there are going to be people I know there! I was hoping to catch up with Kat O and maybe Tez Miller who are online buddies, but there are going to be people I already know as well, and it is kind of funny how I found this out!
One of the things that ARRC have set up is a Lounge, where once you have registered you are given a link so that you can chat to other delegates who will be attending. Whenever I talk about work on here or elsewhere online, I tend to write something along the lines of "I work for a major church based charity" and leave it at that. The other night I was halfway through typing that when I thought, you know what, I am just going to say I work for who I work for. Next thing a message came through saying "I work for them too'. I looked at the name and had a total lightbulb moment when I thought...I know who that is!
So today, we have had a quick chat about the authors we like and the fact that we are going to ARRC and how exciting it all is!
She told me that I look like someone who reads Biographies and literature and that she is completely shocked that I am a romance reader, and whilst I am not surprised that she reads romance, I was totally surprised that she is a Paranormal romance devotee!
In the midst of all the bad news around, this little incident totally made my day and I can't wait to see her and her friend, who I also have met a few times in the past!


  1. I saw that thread. Just commenting to SQUEE!!!!! So excited, and I can't wait to catch up with you in Melbourne.

    BTW, did you get my e-mail about doing a guest review? Seriously, you're the only blogger I can think of who won't kill me for asking her to review a book with a maybe-not-so-happy ending. (I've skimmed it and I do think the writing is good.)

  2. Yes, I responded and agreed to do it, and sent my address through to you! If you didn't get it I will send it through again.

  3. How cool that you found out someone you already know is going!! And it's good to know that in the midst of this really tough struggle, you have something really fun to look forward to :-)

  4. That is so cool. It is a small world. It sounds like an awesome conference!

  5. I am very much looking forward to it Teddy!

    Kristie, I cannot tell you what a lift this gave me today!

  6. I'm so glad you have something good to look forward to!!

  7. Sound like you going to have awesome times with your new friend at ARRC and that things seem to be alright again, even through bad new :)

    Have fun and enjoy! Love to hear all about it when you get back :)

  8. Yay for you!! I would like to go to to a Romance conference at some point. I just haven't made the effort - Bad Cindy.

    Can't wait to hear all the details!