7/17/09

Are my eyes deceiving me?


Pssst. Guess who emailed me? GUESS??? No, it wasn’t Steve King. (Although I am NOT giving up hope that if I keep mentioning him he will somehow stumble upon my blog and immediately become a stalker. Surely he googles himself like the rest of us.)


It was Phillip Done. PHIL DONE!!! You know, the author of the book I CANNOT stop RAVING about! (32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny, in case you forgot.) The one I have purchased EIGHT copies of because I keep GIVING it away.


When I saw his name in my email inbox I could NOT BELIEVE IT!!!


And it was really him, not some assistant, minion, or the president of his fan club; however I think that I have successfully proved that THAT particular job could be mine for the taking.

So, he was very, very nice and explained that he was in EUROPE and wanted to say he was glad I loved his book, blah, blah, blah, and that although he was OUT of his comp copies of the new book, he would be happy to send me his MANUSCRIPT from it. We played a bit of email tag, and he was so cool and great, and wonderful! He also asked if I would like him to come to SMITH COLLEGE and SPEAK to the student teachers next year while he is nearby at a conference!! And he gave me his cell number. And home number. And his first born. (I turned THAT one down. I have enough trouble as it is…)


Oh. My. God.


Somebody pinch me.


72 comments:

Sara said...

I am loving the new blog layout, VodkaMom, but there should be a teensy bit more of the Voddie about!

How wonderful that one of your heroes has contacted you - How sweet and dear of him... I am delighted for you, and what's this now, with you at almost 1,000 followers!

You're drinking Blogworld dry of followers, VKMom! Stop it! Leave some for the rest of us, for pity's sake!!!

p.s. Love you dearly xox

Sara said...

It's Fhina, by the way, I've signed in under our shared Teen Blog, by mistake! Soz! Still loving you!

Fhina, A Woman Of No Importance x

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Finally Fhina!

Melissa B. said...

Well, I just have to say that I'm impressed! But not as impressed, you know, as I was with your most recent Tar-Jay purchase...

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Sooo happy for you!!

It's the BIG TIME, baby! Nothing but good things from this point on, Author.

only a movie said...

Wow. Wow. wow. wow. That is so cool.

I can't wait to hear all about it.

That one girl said...

That. Is. Awesome!

darsden said...

OMG How awesome is that...I can see you up there in the clouds :-)) how exciting to have him possibly come speak. I am so happy for you. YOU deserve it!

Tammy Howard said...

That is really awesome! Congrats to you! Let the stalking begin in earnest...

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

::pinch:: :)

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I'm glad he found you. I mentioned you again this morning in an email. He said he didn't get my 1st email. And now I read your post before his email. Isn't he the sweetest!

me in the pink said...

OMG. That is so incredibly awesome. But I can't say as I'm surprised; you are a wonderful writer. Go for it!!!!

Middle Aged Woman said...

PINCH! And I hope you said "yes!" very quickly but with great dignity before you leapt up screaming.

GypsyFox said...

OMYGOD wow!!! awesome..maybe I should give away John mayer cd's to everyone & rave about him & maybe he'll email me? LOL OMG I would die! ;)

Carolyn...Online said...

NONE of the people I stalk have emailed me. I don't think I'm trying hard enough.

Midwest Mommy said...

Wow, having been a teacher I really need to read this book. Can I borrow your copy at BlogHer, lol

Danya A. said...

I can tell by the caps that you're doing splits and cartwheeling around the house at the moment (Well. You would if you could. I can't)
This is awesome though!!! Other worldly! I'll keep mentioning Lemony Snicket and Noam Chomsky and hope for the same then :P

Not The Rockefellers said...

I am so happy for you...
AYO! for technology, the world is indeed a much smaller place where meeting our heroes is entirely possible.

And you gotta love that..

Peace - Rene

Angie Ledbetter said...

Like the 951 other followers and probably every one of your relatives and real life friends, I wish I COULD pinch you. :) But congrats!

Rick Daley said...

Phil done contacted you? You done good.

Ann's Rants said...

You are movin' and shakin' AND shakin' not stirred.

Big hugs and many multiple 55555!!!

Toni said...

No need to pinch you hun, it's really happening! Go you!

Ice Queen said...

Congrats! You deserve it! =)

Michel said...

Holy crap! Congrats man! Clearly, I need to talk about Daniel Craig and Stephen Colbert more often!

Zip n Tizzy said...

Just don't forget us once you start hangin' out with the big kids.
That's awesome!

Desert Songbird said...

You're leading both a charmed AND a cursed life. Weird, wacky, and wonderful things befall you.

So, if I mention Bono another thousand times in the next month, do you think it might have the same charm for me? *grin*

Sandy said...

New blog layout is very cool. And how awesome about the email.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well that is certainly tits! once i had an email like that. in my profile i have my favorite book as "the stumps on fire and i'm naked" and the author not only emailed me but was nearby and we met for lunch!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

he signed my book too... ps

Tortuga said...

Oh how awesomes! I have been wanting to read that book. One of my teachers told me about it in college!

Bobbi said...

Can I pinch your bum?

The Seeker said...

How exciting!

I really love that book too. What is the new one?

The Seeker said...

How exciting!

I really love that book too. What is the new one?

Debbie said...

Couldn't have happened to a nicer person! Congrats.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I have never heard of him but he sounds like he's tops in the way of authors for you. I'm glad that you're rubbing elbows with class writers because you also are a class writer!

♥ Braja said...

I'm only going to be impressed if he wants your autograph....

Hit 40 said...

Congratulations!! Now I am trying to ponder who I would be jazzed to meet...

Jon Steward from the daily show would be fun to be stuck next to on a plane :-)

laughingwolf said...

as in salt, a pinch goes a long ways ;) lol

Lola said...

Wow! I bow to your awesomeness! How cool to have an author email you.

I've had a quasi-celebrity lesbian stalking me on facebook, but this is way better.

@eloh said...

Really excellant news.

MommyTime said...

He's a super nice guy, isn't he? I'm so happy for you!

Maggie May said...

Love your new blog and love your connections!

anymommy said...

Yay!! And also, your blog looks great darling, did it get new shoes ;-)

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

That is so damn cool. :) You are totally going to be celebrating at BlogHer by drinking twice as much vodka, aren't you?!

Diane J. said...

Pinch, pinch, pinch...Oh my gosh, it's for real, how exciting!

Whoohoo, doing the happy dance for you.

Jessica said...

AWESOME!! i still haven't read this book. i keep meaning to because, as a preschool teacher, i'm sure i'll love it as much as you do but, as a mother of three, i don't have much time to read!! okay, well, actually it's not the kids that keep me from reading it's Daisy of Love but still, either way, i don't have the time!

Mrs. D said...

So maybe he can hook you up with a book deal...... famous authors don't just give their cell # to anyone.

Joanie said...

Fantastic! You so totally rock, Kaknockers.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Woo-hoo!!! That is so exciting.
Can't wait to read the blog on his visit to Smith!
Very cool.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Wait until he asks you to send him your manuscript--that will be the ultimate cool--and I predict it happening.

Okay, okay--I'll buy the book already.

Pastor Sharon said...

shut. . up!!! Gurl that is too awesome!

AS Amber said...

You are the most popular girl in school!!! How freaking exciting is THAT???? WOOOT!!

Love the blog-lift!

flutter said...

wow

Phoenix said...

Lucky YOU!!

WeaselMomma said...

Congrats! You are a much bigger celeb than you give yourself credit for. May your ago glow with joy.

Twenty-Something said...

CONGRATS! That is so exciting... what are you going to say?

Madge said...

gotta tell you that's kind of the reaction i have when i see that vodka mom has commented on my blog....

congrat!!

confused homemaker said...

that's, like, so cool!!! i've gotta also agree with Madge:D

Dana's Brain said...

That's how I felt the first time YOU emailed me! (And I mean that without a smidge of sarcasm.)

Very cool, VM.

Misty said...

That is very cool. I haven't heard of this book. I might have to investigate. Stopping by from SITS...

HAPPY SATURDAY SHAREFEST

Sara said...

I'm pretty sure this means you're famous.

Congratulations!

Cora said...

You remind me of myself all the time. Hee hee hee.

I emailed with Larry Thomas, the actor who played The Soup Nazi on Seinfeld, back last Fall, and I was soooooo excited I couldn't sleep at night and couldn't stop telling everyone I knew "I'm emailing with the Soup Nazi! I'M EMAILING WITH THE SOUP NAZI!" It was AMAZING!!

Laoch of Chicago said...

Wow, very cool.

Char said...

Yahoo0, VM. Now you are truly a celeb and will be leaving us for higher ground. Enjoy!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Yippie ky yi ya!!!

Well deserved, chica. I'm so loving how all these connections are rocking up for you!

Whiney Momma said...

Very cool!

Barrie said...

You live such an exciting life! I think you'd make a wonderful wonderful speaker!

Fancy Schmancy said...

Pinch, you are awesome!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Well goodness gracious ... you are surely twice blessed.

more blessings!

Snow White said...

You're such a celeb! Watch out, those people posing as painters are probably more like paparazzi!!

Crazy Charm said...

You're so famous! Careful you don't text him after enjoying a couple drinks. hehe

Bethany said...

That's so cool! I've never heard of the book before but I just ordered it from the library :)

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