Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My friend sent me something cool the other day

Back in March, Florinda mentioned she was going to the Festival of Books out in LA, and as a half-joke I mentioned to her that Pamela Ribon was going to be there and it would be great if she could get me an autograph. Now, I didn't really expect Florinda to do that. Like I told her, I didn't have anything I could send her to have Pam sign. But, she was the only person I knew who was going. It was worth a shot.

Now, I found Pamela Ribon (AKA Pamie, Pamie.com, May Q. Holla, Wonder Killer) on the Internet several years ago, but she's been on there with her online diary since 1998. I didn't even have a computer that could go on the Internet back then, I think we got one in 2000 then all we had were those free AOL discs so I wasn't online a whole lot. Anyway, a couple of years after that I found out about blogs, I found hers and have enjoyed it since then. She cracks me up. But, besides being a blogger, she's also a TV writer (Samantha Who, Romantically Challenged), author and a Derby Girl in LA. I'm not sure when she sleeps, to be honest.

I'm going to stop with the background on Pam so I don't sound like some kind of stalker. I've been thinking how to write this without sounding that way. It's not easy. Really, I'm not. Florinda can vouch for me. Just check out Pamie.com to see what I'm talking about.

Anyway, back to the Festival of Books. As you can read on her blog, Florinda did go to see Pam who was speaking on a panel and got two books signed. Yes, she got one for me. How cool is that?

As Florinda knows, the book isn't my normal genre, so to speak, but if you see what Pam wrote in there, I really have no choice but to read it. It's almost like a threat. She'll probably get the Chicagoland derby girls to kick my ass if I don't.

So, that was my good news in the mail the other day.

Thanks for all your hard work, Florinda. And thanks, Pam, for signing it.


Literary Feline said...

That is so awesome! I love the inscription. :-) I had never heard of Pamela Ribon before Florinda mentioned her on her blog. I agree with both of you--she's hilarious.

Florinda said...

I actually found Pamie via her Television Without Pity recaps (mostly the Gilmore Girls ones), but it sounds like you've known about her even longer.

And you don't sound like a stalker at all :-)! Still, you should watch out for those roller-derby pals of hers...

Cookie said...

That is so cool!

You totally owe Florinda your first born or something. ;^)

Mike said...

Literary Feline: Thanks for coming by. It was very cool of Florinda to do that. And yes, She's pretty darn funny.

Florinda: No, I think you have known about her longer. I don't think I made that very clear in my post. I had a tough time not making it sound stalker-ish. :)

Cookie: It is cool, but I think your idea might be a little much. Maybe our first born hamster, or something like that. :)