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When life hands you raspberries…
Thursday, September 24th, 2009

I’m here in Huntington, West Virginia, a day ahead of the official start of the conference. The flight was uneventful and a helluva lot shorter than the one to Seattle earlier this month.

I almost didn’t make the trip. Restless me decided yesterday would be my “girlie” day. There was my first mistake. I don’t do girlie very well. Still, I suffered through a pedicure where I nearly kicked the “nail technician” into impotency (I’m very ticklish). I was so thrilled with my pretty toes (he painted flowers on both big hammers), that when I got home, I decided to give myself a facial.

I’m still wondering what the hell got into me. I found an ancient tube of a natural masque, applied it to my face then settled down to watch TV while it dried. I didn’t last a minute. My skin burned and itched and I ran to the bathroom to wash it off—but the damage was already done. At midnight last night, my face looked like a dimpled purplish raspberry.

When I got up to start getting ready, most of the welts had deflated. I still have bumps that look like a normal-ish skin rash and my face burns, but dammit, I’m gonna have a good time.

When I deplaned in Huntington, I met paranormal mystery author, Shirley Damsgard in the airport. We shared the shuttle ride to the hotel, then decided to go to lunch together. She’s lovely, funny and smart. I hope we keep in touch.

Since I have Internet access, I’ll try to let you guys know what’s happening here at Lora Leigh’s RAW!

Later! Need to head back down and see if I recognize anyone.

4 comments to “When life hands you raspberries…”

  1. Brandy Walker
    · September 24th, 2009 at 3:23 pm · Link

    Oh dear ❗ Hope your face is doing better. At least you made it there without incident.

  2. Karin
    · September 24th, 2009 at 3:38 pm · Link

    I don’t do girlie well, either. I’ve never even had a manicure or pedicure. Having someone else work on my hands makes my skin crawl and I don’t know why. So I take care of my fingernails, which is easy since I don’t polish them. As for pedicures, my feet are extremely sensitive – both ticklish and sensitive skin as well – and I’m not sure I’d make it through one.

    I hope the burning goes away soon. Have fun at the conference!

  3. Heather Brewer
    · September 25th, 2009 at 4:38 pm · Link

    Would it be mean to say that’s what you get for getting to go this week? 😆 Just kidding!!!!!

    I am soooo jealous that you got to go. There are going to be so many incredible authors there this weekend. If you get the chance to meet Elizabeth Amber she is super nice.

    Also if you get to talk to Lora, please tell her that there are some die-hard fans down this way that would love the chance to meet her.

    Hope your face is feeling better and you have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. Delilah
    · September 25th, 2009 at 10:36 pm · Link

    Brandy! The face was slightly better today. I wore a lot of makeup and most people probably thought I had a really bad complexion!

    Karin! The pedicures are torture, but can you paint little flowers on your big toes? Mine look so cute!

    Heather B! Yes, you’re a complete beyotch for saying that! LOL
    Maybe it is karma. Haven’t seen Elizabeth yet, but did get a chance to talk to Angie Fox. And I had my Lora Leigh fan moment. She always makes me feel so inadequate!! Lorie O’Clare is such a doll too!

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