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Thursday, January 08, 2009

I'm SO freakin' jealous............

.........but I'm so freakin' in love with my freakin' awesome husband!!

To start off, GUESS WHO HE MET TONIGHT?!?!?! (answer below)

(Hint: Look at the books behind them........click on the picture if you can't see them..........NO, not the Social Sciences books, on the OTHER side!)

She was in Charleston tonight doing a book-signing for her newest "between the numbers" book and I was all excited about her being so close and the possibility of going up there to buy the newest book and meeting an author that I totally adore! I mean - I've read just about all of her books, not just the Stephanie Plum series of, what, 20 some-odd books.

But, alas, I had a cake class scheduled for tonight and wouldn't you know it I actually had people sign up for it! (Not that I'm complaining but if I DIDN'T have anything else going on I probably wouldn't have had ANYONE sign up for the class.

So, what did my freakin' awesome husband do? Lucky dog who had the day off (well, actually a teleworking day but he worked all night and slept most of the day) drove up to Charleston, stood in line and got an autographed copy of the latest book for me. He was #359 in line. And apparently he was also asked the question (on my behalf) - Ranger or Morelli? Seeing as he has not read any of the books, he had no idea what that meant. Since he didn't know the answer, he was given a sticker that said, "Plum Crazy" instead. Fine w/ me!

Another thing he did, as he was leaving the Barnes & Noble where the signing was being held, was snatch a bouquet of purple and white balloons with "Plum Crazy" on the purple balloons and a picture of the book on the white ones.

I called him as I was leaving the mall after class as I usually do to let him know I'm heading home and he says he had some GPB business to take care of and was heading home. Said he was at the "Circle K" about to get some gas in the car. I just assumed he meant the one in Pt. Wentworth just 8 miles from our house.

I got home, and he still wasn't there. I ate the food that I'd picked up, checked email, watched some TV and he still had not gotten home. I called him again to find out where he was, and he was about 1/2 and hour away. I said, "I thought you said you were at the Circle K." He said he was, and then I realized I just assumed he was at the one in Pt. Wentworth and probably was at one in Savannah closer to his work. He once again said he had to take care of some GPB business and would tell me all about it when he got home. I thought, "Oh no, he's got that exasperated sound in his voice and with him being out there so late it must be a real doozy of a GPB problem."

He gets home not too much longer, flops down on the chair in front of me looking beat. I said, "So tell me your problems." in my best therapist-like voice. He says, "Oh wait, I left something in the car I need to get out because it's supposed to be cold* tonight." Next thing I know, he's walking in with a bunch of balloons and I see the "Plum Crazy" on the purple one. "Plum Crazy"? Where on earth is a place called "Plum Crazy". What's that all about. Then I see the book and it hits me. I swear, I nearly cried.

Apparently the "GPB" in his "GPB business" stood for "Getting Peanut's** Book".

OK, now you can say, "Awwwwww." And even though I probably shouldn't be kissing him yet, I just HAD to. Just a small, quick one to minimize his radioactivity exposure!

Well now that the excitement is over, I'm going to bed because it's been a long day, it's almost 12:30 a.m., and my alarms starts yelling at me at 5:41 a.m. (although most of the time I don't get up until 6:30!).
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Good night all! Sleep well! (Meant for those who are probably already sleeping, too!)

-Seraphim "Plum Crazy about my man" Gleck

*As cold as it gets in the arctic Savannah area.
**Peanut, being one of many terms of affection between the two of us. We consider ourselves "two peanuts in the same shell" and will often say to one another, "I love you my Peanut." to which the other says, "I love you MY Peanut."

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Talmadge Gleck said...

Indeed, I WAS at the Circle K. There's one on Highway 17 outside of Charleston. $1.58/9, where it's $1.76/9 here at home. @#$%!!

I'm was worried your next question on the phone was going to be "Which one?"

What I wanted to do is to get all that done earlier and beat you home. Oh well.

(Had you fooled about the work stuff, didn't I? [smirk])

Talmadge Gleck said...

Holy crap. I just looked at that picture. Even down 53.4 pounds, I still have one mean gut .... yeeeesh!

Melissa said...

WOW - I am so jealous! I'm also a HUGE Stephanie Plum fan! I only read one of the pre-plum novels, but I have read every Stephanie Plum - except Plum Spooky. Susan got me started on them...

My absolute fav was the one when Sally Sweet was driving the school bus and she busted up the gang who was attempting to kill Stephanie by driving her bus into the mob and jumping out dressed in drag, with 2 inch heels and an AK47. I laughed sooooo hard!

oh and Morelli.

Kate/Susan said...

Ultimately I choose Morelli, but boy wouldn't I love to see her and Ranger at least once in great detail... ;-)

Ok, it's official. Your husband sucks. hahahaha I'm going to be watching her site like a hawk in case she comes to DC this Spring to promote 15.

Seraphim9 said...

Yes, I have to give props to Susan, as she also got me started on them. I read through pretty much most of the series while I was recuperating from my hysto surgery and as SO disappointed when I got caught up in the series and ran out of books to read!

Talmadge Gleck said...

Huhuhuhuhuh huh huh, duuude, I suck.