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01 March, 2009

Do You Know These People???...and...A Reminder

Today I had more fun than I have had in I don't know when! I got to meet Gollum! (She's the pretty one on the left!) In case you are not acquainted with her, then you need to rush right over to her blog Designs by Gollum and meet her! Not only does she have a beautiful blog, but she is also a celebrity...a well-known author whose real name is Michael Lee West! She came to Foxtale Books in Woodstock, Georgia, to promote her latest novel, Mermaids in the Basement.




Some of you may remember when I got to meet Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and behaved like a goofball tourist at her house, gawking at her beautiful porch swing and her funny French pig, Jean-Claude! Well, this was no better! But at this point, I was too excited to care! And not only that, but I got to meet Rose at A Santamakers Journey as well!! Here we are...Rose, Susan, Michael Lee and me (left to right)! If you had told me 6 months ago that I would be sitting in the same room as Michael Lee and between the ladies who created my two favorite porches on Rate My Space, I would never have believed you!


Michael Lee is such a kind and generous person. She made all of us feel welcome and answered everyone's questions at length. I must say that I have never in my life met anyone who is more enthusiastic about her craft than Michael Lee. She loves her characters and they are very real to her. She definitely has a way of creating those eccentric personalities that the South is famous for. And not only has she published five novels, she has also written a cookbook, Consuming Passions. I scooped that one up for Foodie Friday! If you saw my last post, you know I need help! Here she is talking on the phone to her son, Young Bandwidth, and checking on her beloved dog, Mister.



Dear Michael Lee was kind enough to bring door prizes and I am excited to say that I was the recipient of one of them...this cute "chocolate" bunny! Doesn't she look real?? Just look at her little apron with "icing" trim and her basket filled with faux jelly beans!! Isn't she the cutest thing? I will treasure her always as a reminder of a wonderful day filled with laughter and fellowship! Thanks so much, Michael Lee, for everything!!

If you would like more information about Michael Lee West or her books, please visit her website here!



All you Georgia bloggers and friends...please don't forget our luncheon on Monday, March 2nd at La Madeleine! Details are on the link on my sidebar! It looks as though we will have about 20 people there! What fun that will be! Now I am on a quest to meet as many of you as possible!!!

36 comments:

  1. Oh, I bet you had such an awesome day. That must have been a wonderful experience to meet these ladies, what fun!! It sounds like there will also be a good turnout for the lunch. I wish I lived closer so that I could meet all of you.

    I cannot wait to see what you make from that cookbook for Foodie Friday. I think I will try to participate this coming Friday.

    By the way, I thought that was a real chocolate bunny!!

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  2. Debbie, what a fun day! I'm so happy that you all had such a great time together and that you got to meet Michael Lee. And congrats on winning that cute bunny! I love its little apron. :-)

    Love the pictures of you all together and the one of her on the phone with Young Bandwith, checking on that adorable Mister! I really want to buy her cookbook, too, as it might inspire me to dust off my stove and surprise Mr. Magpie with the cullinary skills which, though rusty, really do exist. ;-) Wish I could have been with you in Georgia today!

    Sending you much love and hoping the rest of your weekend is equally happy...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. Debbie,

    What fun you had!!! So wish I could have been there! I feel very blessed that we have met so many tslented individuals through blogging. How lucky are we??!!

    I hope all of you Georgia gals have a wonderful time at the brunch and take lots of pictures!!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  4. Debbie,
    Well that does it, I'm driving to Georgia on Monday! LOL, wish I could. What wonderful pics of 4 talented and beautiful ladies (that includes you too Missy) I can't wait to see the pics from the brunch, I know you'll have a wonderful time! Cindy

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  5. How wonderful that you three (Debbie, Rose, and Susan) could get together with someone that has become a legend in their own time. Michael is probably responsible for most of the blogs that I read. Many bloggers found blogland as a result of her providing a safe haven in this fascinating realm of the world wide web.

    Truly hope everyone has a wonderful time at your planned event on Monday. How interesting it should be to meet and converse with everyone, known only until now by way of their blogs. I am sure a good time will be had by all attendees. I'm praying that the surly weather will be a fading memory by Monday.

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  6. What a great door prize-can't go wrong with chocolate! I want to know if you have any great shopping suggestions in France? Thanks so much, Andrea

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  7. Debbie, you all look like you had such a good time. I've checked her website and it doesn't look like she'll be in our neck of the woods - boo! Have a great time tomorrow and take lots of pictures, can't wait to see it. How late does LaMadeline stay open? Ya'll might close it down haha. Hugs, Kathy

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  8. Hi Debbie...what a wonderful visit with Gollum, Rose & Sussan...lucky lady! I love your 'chocolate' bunny & just bought a similar one the other day...you'll see it in an Easter post...Thanks so much for sharing your fun visit! ;- Bo

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  9. I have got to get me a copy of that cookbook. I can only imagine the goodies it is filled with based upon her Foodie posts. I am so jealous that you also met Susan and Rose. I can't wait to see your luncheo pics, too. sniff, sniff - wish I could be there, too!

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  10. Oh Debbie ...How fun was this girl!! Oh loved seeing you with this great bunch of gals..all you needed is more one to Look like Steel Magnolias now..Oh I know you will post about the fun Monday Lunch now..can't wait to see who else I know from the wonderful world of blogging I know...Have a Super great time..well see you when you get back...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  11. Oh what a fun group of friends! I am so happy all of you got to meet and I can see that you had a wonderful time. Congrats on the door prize, it's so cute! :D Jewel

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  12. Looks like it was tons of fun! Can't wait til tomorrow. I am thrilled that I am going to get to make the luncheon. The buddy is too cute and how sweet.

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  13. Debbie.. girl you're among some great celebrities there.. what fun you girls must have had.. I can only imagine the flow of conversation..Sure wish I lived closer so I could pop in and meet all of you as well..I must put the cookbook on the list of books to eventually get..now the chocolate bunny was a "wonderful" door prize...I'll share mine soon.. :-) hugs ~lynne~

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  14. What a thrill,to be with 3 of our favs.AWWWWWWWWWw.I so wish ALL of us could be there.Would that be a blast,or would that be a blast?
    I know you must've been just TOO excited.Have fun tomorrow.I bet you will have trouble sleeping from the excitement.Soooo many are going.wowow..Take lots of pics.,.Ann

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  15. Wow! Another exciting news for you!Aren't you lucky, you always meet not only our friend bloggers but the celebrity bloggers in person. Maybe I should move to Georgia, sounds like a more exciting place...Christine...Christine

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  16. I can hear the excitement in your post! How fun, and lucky to get to meet two of your favorite bogs ladies. Love the bunny! Can't wait to see what you cook up from Gollum's book. I have an award for you if you wish.

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  17. Look at you miss Blog Queen! Sounds like you had a great time!!!
    wish I was their too. :) I feel so left out......

    xoxo,
    Cathleen

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  18. I am sooooo jealous I could spit! Hope you had a great time and trust me when I say I would be falling all over myself if I had been there! ;D

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  19. Wow ...lucky you to be able to meet up with fellow bloggers and celebrities at that !!

    I don't know any bloggers from BC Canada.....and I'm the only one of my friends who blog !

    Great picture of you both.

    A la prochaine !!

    Bre

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  20. Debbie..you sound absolutly elated over your day and getting to meet Gollum..or Michael, Susan and Jean Claude and Rose. I know what it is like to meet someone you much admire. Say.....it would be...like me meeting YOU for instance!! :):)

    Hugs,
    Mona

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  21. How wonderful to have met fellow bloggers! I'm so glad you shared the pictures with us and I'm a little jealous. I want to meet you ladies too! Have a great time at lunch tomorrow, look forward to the photos from your luncheon.
    ~Michelle

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  22. How fun! Meeting the girls and having lunch. Have a blast!

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  23. Debbie what fun!! Susan, Rose and Gollum! I'm so happy for you because I know it was fun! I really think that Susan needs to invite us all over for a champagne brunch on her porch! And yes, I am trying hard not to show it but I am envious! God Bless! Lauralu :)

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  24. Debbie, What a great day you had with Gollum! So cool.....I cannot wait to meet you all tomorrow! ;) Talk soon! ~CC Catherine (My hubby had an accident last evening., spent two hours in Urgent Care...I'm the nurse today) But...I'll still be coming with you tomorrow! ;) Hands down!

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  25. I must echo everyone else ... what a great opportunity to connect with women you already have such a blogbond (I made the word up) with. Will be thinking of you in GA having lunch and I'm there in spirit.

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  26. It looks like all of you had such a grand time. How much fun is that! Getting together with fellow bloggers! I know you will have a great time on Monday too.

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  27. Debbie
    It sounds like you had sooo much fun! Lucky all of you. You are meeting so many of your blogging circle of ladies its so nice!
    Congrats on the little bunny you won...cute.
    It'll be fun to see how your Georgia lunch goes...
    have fun..enjoy
    Judi

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  28. What a fun day you had, Debbie! We are all jealous..Great you won a prize, too..
    You deserve it!

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  29. Sounds like you had lots of fun!!! Hope your meeting with the Georgia bloggers is a exciting and satisfying! Can't wait for your post about it. Sharon

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  30. We also went out to a tavern! We did have a fourth, Gloria--my publicist, Julie, was there, and we were 4 Steel Magnolias.

    Debbie, I will be back to the bookstore on one of their Food Fridays, and I want to go dish spotting with you all!!!

    Hugs,
    Gollum

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  31. Debbie... I do believe you are star-struck. An entire post and not a plate in site! (well not till you got home with your bunny anyway...)
    just stopping by to catch up and say hi. Hope you Georgia Gals have a wonderful luncheon.
    blessings. Dixie

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  32. How wonderful to meet other bloggers!
    I live near several and have we ideas to meet soon as well.

    You all look beautiful! ;)

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  33. Oh Debbie, I know this was such a great day for you, and how wonderful for the others to meet you. I think they probably thought it was one of the neatest days ever for them also. Hugs, Marty

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  34. Oh Debbie, all of you look so pretty, and you look like you're having such fun! How wonderful! I'm so glad that ya'll were all able to get there to meet each other. I REALLY want to move to Georgia! laurie

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  35. How fun for all of you to meet! I bet you ladies just had the best time! I loved the pictures, thanks for sharing with us! ♥ Diane

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  36. Debbie, this post popped up so thought I'd stop by for a look. Michael Lee is one of my favorite bloggers and authors. I've read all her books. Loved Mermaids and did a special post just on that book. Such fun!
    How fortunate that you got to meet MLW and visit with her. She is the kindest, most generous lady! I'd love to meet her someday. ~ Sarah

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