Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ten Things on a Tuesday: The Pants-Less Edition

1. My publicist overnighted me preservative free cookies from across the country. I'm serious. If this is what bestsellerdom looks like . . . I'LL TAKE IT.

2. In between eating cookies, I am eating yogurt with a coffee stirrer in my hotel room, because I am too lazy to go downstairs in search of a spoon. Also, that would require putting pants on and that is not on the agenda at the moment. Working on FOREVER is.

3. Last night's book signing was so amazing. One of the readers sang a song she'd written about Sam and Grace. Also, the store had folded a million paper cranes and hung them everywhere. I was duly impressed.

4. I've discovered bad things about myself on tour. Like, I don't put pants on if I'm not going to leave my room. Did I mention this already? Also, I will do unreal things for preservative-free cookies while at home away from home, which is probably why my publicist decided to curb my more unreasonable urges with overnighted cookies. I am calmer now.

5. I'm in L.A. and it's very L.A. out there. For instance, there is an Oscar Meyer WienerMobile parked outside my hotel. No, it's not my ride.


6. Tonight, I have an event at Once Upon a Time in Montrose, CA at 6 p.m. And yes, I will sign as many books as you bring -- SO LONG as you buy at least one from the hosting store. And tomorrow -- TEXAS! I will find preservative free Tex Mex. I will. It just isn't an option.

7. I think I left my PJ pants in San Francisco.

8. Coffee stirrers are not good eating implements.

9. While flying, I am reading THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC and I like it, because it makes me feel clever.

10. If you come see me at any of my tour events today through Thursday, I will tell you this: I will put pants on for them.

15 comments:

Jen said...

Woohoo!!! I get to see you on Wednesday and I must say that I'm relieved to know that you'll have pants on. Not that I'm not okay with no pants on in a hotel room, I'm just not sure that the bookstore owner would be pleased that you were that comfortable!

Larissa said...

Overnighted cookies probably taste better, don't they?

beth said...

Mr. Natural in Austin has preservative free tex mex...as do a couple of other places. Though I have to say the greasy stuff is better. Can't wait to see you.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Overnighted cookies taste fabulous!

And yay, I'll see you tomorrow, Jen, in pants!

Beth -- I discovered Mr. Natural online and it looks awfully healthy. I want gross and greasy but with no preservatives.

I hope life can only get better said...

Love it! After a hard day, a post from you makes me smile. Pants at night are so over rated. Who among us can not wait to get comfortable. Have fun in Texas!

Zoë Marriott said...

*Wistfully* I wonder if my publicist will ever overnight me cookies? Actually, I wonder if I'll ever have a publicist...

I sometimes write without pants, when it's hot weather and my study catches the afternoon sun and gets really hot. Frankly, being able to work in a t-shirt and underwear is half the reason I wanted to be a writer in the first place. Sucks to be you, investment bankers!

Steph said...

I think pants are over-rated. I say who needs um. Have a great time on your tour! xoxo Steph

Jonathon Arntson said...

I heard this song and it reminded me of you. I have no idea why. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVGg38_QzOI

AchingHope said...

Haha... You're hilarious. I like to eat yogurt with plastic knives, and people think I'm weird for some reason.

beth said...

I've got pics and notes from your Austin event up at my blog.
beth-project52.blogspot.com

Ails said...

Hey I'm Ailish a teen from Australia we love your books out here, Sam & Grace & You have our hearts. <3

Genevieve Petrillo said...

Hi Maggie,

This is my first time reading your blog. Where have I been?! You are hilarious!

Pajamas are my favorite "work" outfit. I am a picture book author, so I know I am dressed properly every day when I grab a cup of coffee and buckle down to work in my "office" (dining room).

I look forward to reading lots more of you. Thanks for a good laugh.

Genevieve Petrillo
Keep Your Ear on the Ball (Tilbury, 2007)

Agnès said...

Wish I was there! But it's a pretty long way from Sweden to the USA. Snap!

Maggie Stiefvater said...

@Jonathon - I <3 you -- what a great artist that I had no clue existed. Thank you!

@AchingHope - you probably are weird, but that's okay.

@Ails - thank you. :)

@Genevieve - Thanks for stopping by and confirming that pantslessness is in fact the default center for an author.

@Agnes - it is indeed.

delorfinde said...

It's even weirder for me to hear you say that you're not wearing pants because I'm British and that for us means underwear, which would be quite disturbing ... :/

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