is taking place this Saturday.
My friend, Shannon, just wrote me and said, "You need to put that up on your blog."
So I am putting it up on my blog.
For those of you in the area, you are welcome to come by
and eat a cookie and buy a book
or have your book signed that you already bought.
These are the details:
The Book Launch Party
Saturday, January 31, 2009
1-4 pm (open house style)
Peninsula Christian Center Coffee Bar/Bookstore
1305 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, California 94063
I was on the way to Trader Joe's last night to get groceries.
And suddenly, I found myself in the TJ Maxx parking lot.
Which I took as a sign that I need a new shirt for the party.
It's not every day you have a book launch party.
And as I made my way to the clearance racks...because that is were I live...
I had the thought, "What does one wear to a book lauch party?"
Casual? Sequins? Lace? Designer knock offs? T-shirts with witty quips?
Which sent me veering off course toward the normal racks since maybe one
doesn't wear clearance items to sign books in.
And this was followed by the thought, "Do I need to match my book?" I hope not.
Because the book has some red and blue and yellow...not particularly my colors since I have olive skin and I look yellow around the mouth and eyes when I wear them.
Which was followed by the thought,
"Aren't authors supposed to be eccentric and creative in the way they dress?"
Because I tend to wear a whole lot of plain. Maybe a few stripes here and there.
By the time I ventured into the dressing room I had a hodge podge of shirts.
And as I tried on, I found myself saying,
"Oh, no!" and "Very terrible!" and "For heavens sake!" and "Good Lord, no!"
As I made my way to the juniors section, I felt sure that Clinton and Stacy of
What Not to Wear would be jumping out from behind some racks yelling,
"Dress your age!" at me.
And I would have gladly let them take me under their wing and tell me how terrible I looked and for heaven sakes, have some style already, and try this and this and this on. I would have given anything for that moment...and the $5,000 spending spree.
At one point, I paused in front of a pair of hot pink leopard print leggings.
Now I'm not saying I would have gone there but people in the store could sense
my desperation and were giving me a wide birth as I madly perused the racks.
So all that to say I ended up with...some underwear.
Which is appropos, I guess, since the whole idea for the book came from a gag gift of Supergirl underwear...but that doesn't really help me a whole lot with the new shirt dilemma.
So I'm waiting til my sisters get here. They're coming Thursday night.
They will have to take on the role of Stacy and Clinton.
Pray heavy for a release in the area of style in my life. It would be appreciated.
ps don't forget Thursday is the last day to comment on the Bonbon charms giveaway. It's stylish.