I was sooooo nervous to go finally meet my favorite blogger and now author, the fabulous, funny, brilliant and gorgeous Jenny Lawson The Bloggess in L.A. last night at her book signing for her awesome new book, “Let’s Pretend this Never Happened.”
She did not disappoint! I love the book beyond, and now I know I must get the audiobook, too. As funny as she is in print, she is even funnier when telling her stories aloud.
Can you imagine if she read all of her blogs aloud? O.M.G. As if they could get even funnier.
Jenny’s struggles with anxiety are well known and she joked about being on a lot of medication to help her through her worst fear of being on stage in front of so many people.
She said she was on some good shit, y’all, the drugs they give rock stars so they can perform! I’m dying to know what it is. It worked great, she was awesome and the crowd was rolling with laughter.
And I got to hug her.
Some people brought their metal chickens. This one was pretty cute…
I did wear a red dress per The Traveling Red Dress post and movement by Jenny, but I decided to wear one I bought with my Mom at Ross at the last minute, it was more casual and funky than super dressy. $11.99!
I have a surprise coming up…I bought a gorgeous red formal dress and I’m sending it to whoever wants and needs a red dress moment in their lives! (That post coming up soon with pics of the hot mama dress)…
Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster!) was the moderator. She also has social anxiety (as do I) and she seemed really nervous, too. She was adorable.
But sadly I had to murder Punky Brewster so Jenny and I can be BFFs forever.
I was a little worried I’d be banned from the event because earlier in the day I Internet stalked Jenny and send her a Twitter tweet that implied I was in her hotel room while she was applying body lotion.
Yes, I am really that crazy. I was joking, of course, but I thought I may have scared her. Nope, she was cool, man.
Jenny’s sister was there, too! Here she is, we were both in the front row. She seemed nice and I feel like I sorta know her from Jenny’s book.
Jenny did her hilarious reading and then took questions from the audience.
I got up and asked one at the microphone, but it’s all a blur. My husband Nick said it was funny and we were joking around about Jenny being a pioneer blogger of the F word. She’s the Sacajawea of F*ck!
Ok, here’s where it gets really good…
I LICKED JUANITA THE WEASEL!!! Ahhhh!!!
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I’d get to hold Juanita and tongue kiss her.
Here Juanita is saying “OH LAWD ALMIGHTY, DID THAT BLONDE BITCH JUST LICK ME??!!”
Yes, Juanita, yes I did.
And I held Copernicus the Homicidal Monkey. And he’s…SOFT! I NEVER DREAMED HE’D BE SOFT TO THE TOUCH! A rampaging murdering monkey with a heart of mush.
But wait. There’s more…
Jenny signed my boobs! How awesome is this lady?! She is the coolest person ever.
So many dreams came true. I can die happy. Oh wait, I’m a mother…well I can just stay alive and be psyched about meeting one of my idols.