Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Alabama Bookfest, The Clockwork Carnival and zombie town!!

Hello lovelies!! So this last weekend was crazy and amazing!! Friday we drove all the way from Nashville to Montgomery, AL in crazy driving rain and lightning and thunderstorms! Upon arriving, we drove down the deserted streets of downtown until we located our hotel. Once inside we noticed the distinct smell of sewage in the lobby, a deserted bar with no alcohol and a big water fountain with no water...charming! Anywho, we check in, go up to our room and there is about a dozen things wrong with the room, including no remote or way to shut the bathroom door...all this I could handle...but then I noticed there was only DECAF coffee in the room, this was not acceptable. Upon inquiring if I could get some regular coffee, I was informed they were one and I repeat no one wants to see me on no coffee in the morning... So, despite all of these weird things, we cuddle into bed, ready to get a good night sleep before our crazy day with two events starting bright and early the next morning(entitled: Crazy Saturday)...right as I was drifting off to sleep...the party picks up next door, complete with people repeatedly knocking on our door...sigh...this continued until 5am...we had to be up at 6am.. So, we are up and about, soldiering on without coffee and no sleep, strapping on our boots and for me lacing up my corset...we had serious books to sell! lol We got to the fest and got set up, I loved seeing my bright and shiny 'Love Like Clockwork' anthologies on the table! The bookfest was super fun and everyone was really nice!! We sold some books which is always good, had a few epic battles including high winds and our very tall stand up banner, but all in all I would call this event a win! Then it was time to quickly pack up the table in record time, haul the boxes back to the car(this cause me to pull a muscle in my shoulder, this only really just got better yesterday, jeez I'm a whimp) We jumped in our little ghetto car(he likes his name, so this isn't an insult)and sped off to Atlanta, GA for The Clockwork Carnival, put on by the fabulous Dr. Q! This event was super fun and I got to hang out with John Strangeway(aka. Steampunk Boba Fett) and a bunch of other really amazing people! We drank homemade beer, ate poodles and had a general all around fun time!! Sunday: We slept in, which was nice and then headed for home! The drive wasn't so bad, we always manage to entertain ourselves by making fun of billboards and such(we are dorks), once home it was a mad dash to get changed and head out for some food and then to the first home game for the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Playoffs! Let me say, I'm not a huge sports fan, but have always enjoyed hockey and since Nick is a HUGE Preds fan, I've been going to a lot of games and have developed a serious fondness for this team, especially for player #22(my favorite number)Jordin Tootoo(and yes he is the one in the hot tub pic)! He is awesome!! And when he gets a goal(which he did at this game), he is so cute and excited! lol Anyways, the game was rad and we won!! Go Preds! So, that wraps up the retelling of my crazy, busy weekend!! Until next time my lovelies and remember...don't do anything I wouldn't do!
*hugs and kisses*

1 comment:

  1. It was great seeing you guys Saturday. Can't wait till our next visit.