I learned two things during my absence from this Blog:
1) Apparently, a goodly number of people associate me with booze. I haven’t quite decided if this is supposed to be a good thing or not. Suffice it to say, despite all those stories, I am nowhere near as much a lush as people imply.
*thinks about cocktails imbibed only a few short hours ago*
Erm… right. Well, moving right along to the next point…
2) According to my stats for the Blog, my hits skyrocketed to record levels during these ‘guest blogging’ days. Again, I’m not entirely sure if this is a good thing or bad thing. I’m thrilled with all the traffic, and I sincerely hope the newcomers stick around, but it does make me wonder if my presence on my own blog may be superfluous…
So I want to take a moment to comment on everyone’s entries — please bear with me, if you would… (I’m going in order of appearance, in case you’re wondering.)
Sunny Lyn — I did, indeed laugh at your Canuck joke. Not only are we all unfailingly polite, we’re also good at laughing at ourselves. You did some looking to find those photos, I see, and I’ll tell you all now — there is no such thing as a ‘kissing-in-the-Atlanta-hotel-elevator’ photo. Simply because there was never any kissing in the elevator…
Julie — I love your story, too. And believe me, I’m thrilled beyond measure to have been a part of your journey. You just need to remember me when you’re rich and famous and hobnobbing with the celebs. Remember to put in a good word with Orli for me, okay? (And here you had me worried about what sort of scandalous story you’d come up with…!) *g*
Kate — LOL! That was a great day, sitting by Arianna’s pool. I’m thinking that perhaps next summer I’ll make another trip down in that direction to visit Ari and we’ll have to repeat the experience. (Thank you for the whole “cute” bit, though. By next summer I’ll definitely be at my buff, toned peak, so we can change it to “sexy”. C’mon — I know you can say it without laughing hysterically.)
Rella — good God, woman! Didja have to find the geekiest pictures in creation? Ugh! How am I supposed to keep up the “sexy and sultry erotica writer” facade when shots like that surface?? Regardless, thank *you* for being the great friend that you are, and here’s to mixing up the next batch of cocktails!
Dee — sweetheart — has it really been eight years already?? Wow. I can’t believe it! I’m thrilled to have played a part in your career path, too. You deserve every success that’s coming your way. (Although if, in my basic calculations, you really are only 29, I have to hate you now. *g*)
This is a side note to Anita, if you’re still lurking — I am sorry the rejection hit you so hard. But it’s like the others said — the only person in this world who can make or break your writing career is you. I’ve been rejected, too, so I know what it feels like. And it’s in the handling of that rejection that determines where you’ll go. I sincerely wish you the best of luck, and I hope you will take the chance and try again. I remember your manuscript did have quite a bit of potential, and I wrote you a detailed letter. If you do decide to try that road again, please keep me posted on how things go.
And that leaves me with…
I’d hoped you’d end the week with a bang, hot stuff, and you certainly delivered. But frankly, I’m speechless. I know how much that weekend meant to you, but you did promise to keep it a secret. What am I supposed to do now that everyone knows about the torrid past, hm? Just make sure you never mention those weekends in San Fran, New York, Chicago, Montreal, Dallas and Boise. Okay?
Once again, thank you to my guest bloggers! I hope everyone had fun and enjoyed the week. I know I did! Fortunately for all of you, we’ll be back to All Kris! All The Time! starting tomorrow. Stay tuned! Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.