Saturday, August 12, 2006

What More Can Be Said? -- Robin

Eve, Jay, Robin, and Tomie dePaola
just moments after delivering The dePaola Code
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What more can be said about the SCBWI National Conference that my dear Jay and Eve haven't already covered? Oh, there's more. And it is this: It was EXPENSIVE! If you didn't get to attend the conference, here's all the money you saved:
  • Three coffees from the hotel lobby...$18.
  • One warm soda and a warm turkey sandwich (that was supposed to be cold)…$9.50 plus tax.
  • A pink drink that the bartender in the lobby made up his own name for…$12 (now multiply that by five!).
  • Four nights in the hotel, tax, parking, late night phone calls, late night room service, and any damage done to the room…still not sure about this one (Evie’s totaling up the bill from her credit card and I plan to secretly write her a check, without my husband’s knowledge, and never speak of this again).
  • Speaking at Lisa Yee’s workshop on blogging…however much 15 sheets of paper cost that we scribbled on while driving down to the conference trying to figure out what in the heck to say!
  • The look on oblivious Jay’s face when I told him that Arthur Levine stopped by the blogging workshop to check out what the Disco Mermaids had to say…aaaahhh, that’s right, say it with me…priceless.
  • The look on MY face when I saw Jay soar into the sky in his saloon girl outfit, touch his toes while doing air-splits, and land on the dance floor to get “jiggy” with a girl…disgusted.
And that’s all I have to say ’bout that.

- Robin

6 comments:

Disco Mermaids said...

The pic of Jay doing the splits in the air is priceless! But didn't he have on fishnets? Maybe not, I may have imagined it...with all those hotel-lobby pink drinks in my system and all.

GOOD TIMES my friends!! Can't put a price on that...okay maybe you can. And you dudes owe me $1000 each (that includes the damage to the hotel room and Hannibal Lecter's bed. HA!)

Eve

saraclaradara said...

Wait just a minute! Speaking as "the girl" (don't I even get a capital G?) who Jay leaped off the stage to get jiggy with, he was fab! I just wish someone had taken a pic of me dancing with a cross dressing saloon girl in fishnets...anyone?!

Anonymous said...

Robin, I used to call Eve the "Id," Jay the "Ego" and you the "SuperEgo" of the trio. I now think it's a tie between Eve and Jay for "Id-ishness" (yes, it sounds like "idiotness," which is also not a word, but you know what I mean). You must stop the insanity! O.k., maybe not. But there should be a designated sober discomermaid when y'all get together just to make sure nothing too out of hand happens. By the way, if Jay is David Lee Roth (but prettier) and Eve is Axel Rose (but tanner), who are you? Lamy

Disco Mermaids said...

They call me Tommy Lee, baby! No, really...that's just my SuperEgo talking. I'm more like James Taylor...with a wild side (a toe ring!)
-Robin

Disco Mermaids said...

Yo, Tommy Lee. Great post. LOL funny as usual. But I have this feeling that all the $$$ we've spent over the years on our craft...conferences, classes, workshops, late night burgers, gallons of coffee, pink bartender-named drinks, etc...will pay off this year.

That's right. This is our year to publish...BIG TIME. I had a dream last night that we got HUGE advances on our first books. And, ask Jay, I'm always right about these things. Let's go celebrate tonight!!

Eve

Anonymous said...

Robin, seriously, Eve has espn or something. Ask her to tell you about the Hawaii machete story. Looks like I need to start planning to come out for celebration/publication parties. Lamy