I have run into an astounding number of people over the last few weeks
whether I've been standing in line after the show greeting patrons in a three-cornered hat,
or walking around on campus twirling and avoiding being inside,
and people keep telling me that they read my blog.
Sometimes people that I didn't even know!
And I know what usually happens is like this:
You: I read your blog!
Me: [Ducks head into right shoulder or covers face with hands, lets out embarrassed, excited, nervous, kind of unattractive snort while attempting to take in this incredibly loving moment]
Those of you who have contacted me via e-mail or Facebook have had the advantage of missing out on my awkwardness and receiving a much more polished e-mail reply.
But how it should go when I see you, is:
You: I read your blog!Me: [Screams] Thank you for reading because I love your guts and I love to share something with you, you magnanimous individual that I am lucky to know! [Screams again and hugs you]
I think sometimes I at least get the hug in there.
Thank you thank you thank you for reading.
It makes me as happy as a clam that you come here and read my way-too-long sentences and extreme exhaustion of the word awesome.
If you ever come here to read, and I don't know you, or I don't know that you've been here but I know you because I know you in real life, please come out of the woodwork and leave a comment or follow or call me or hug me in person or friend me on Facebook--and most importantly, if you have a blog, please link yourself in the comments! There is nothing I love more than people, and their blogs. I would love to know you.
And on that note, I am going to go eat some oatmeal squares and a banana and then I am going to carve some pumpkins with my family. I suck at carving pumpkins, because I am impatient.