Monday, August 4, 2008

Nope, Still Not a Lesbian

If any of you read Elena over at Stay at Home Mom Going Quickly Insane, then you already know that she and I met for the first time on Sunday. We both attended Hollis Gillespie's Shocking Real Life Writing Seminar in Atlanta. I suggested it to Elena because her style of writing reminded me a lot of Hollis' -- no-holds barred and brutally honest. And also very funny.

Hollis is the author of three books (the third launches tomorrow) -- Bleachy Haired Honkey Bitch (which for me is one of the hands down best titles ever), Confessions of a Recovering Slut, and her latest, Trailer Trashed.

I arrived at the seminar before Elena and was chatting with a girl who had come all the way from Philadelphia. "Oh, wow," I said. "I thought my friend from Alabama would be the person who came from farthest away."

"You have a friend coming to the class from Alabama?" Hollis asked.

"Well, we've never actually met in real life. Only online. But I consider her my friend."

"Ooh, are you lesbians?" asked Hollis, slightly gleefully.

"No. Um, bloggers, actually."

I swear I think she was disappointed.

More about the writing class tomorrow. It was a great class, though I do have some reservations about my "assignment."

12 comments:

Karen said...

A writing class would be the best place to meet a bloggy friend ever.

1blueshi1 said...

It was the best place to meet a bloggy friend ever! Our very own BlogHer!!!
starting work on my assignment, now

Sass E-mum said...

Hilarious that she made the leap from meeting on line to being lesbian.

AmyM said...

Lesbian - blogger, blogger - lesbian. Nope, I don't get the connection.

Now piqued my interest in your assignment. Tell...Tell...

AmyM said...

I meant "Now you have piqued my interest..." Sorry!

Susie said...

But if you were a lesbian, I'm sure Elena would be at the top of your list. Sounds like a great time...

Jonny's Mommy said...

She probably thought she had the title for her next book.

calicobebop said...

Writing class sounds like fun! Can't wait to hear what you learned!

Colleen said...

I'm still trying to figure out how meeting online equates being a lesbian. Hmmm....

Tootsie Farklepants said...

That's kind of...bizarre. Does she think that only gay people chat online?

But, if you're gonna be lesbian lovers Elena is hot.

Tranny Head said...

I dunno about Elena, but I'd totally go lesbian for a piece of Angelina. Hell, throw Brad in too, and it sounds like quite a party to me!

ImpostorMom said...

hahaha, exactly what about an online, female friend = Lesbian?