I've Started Dating
Thursday, February 9, 2012

This title is probably going to throw my husband, the man I've been married to since the olden days, the days before, *gasp* the Internet. But it has nothing to do with boys, for once.


It has to do with literary agents. 

With shaking hands, I finally, finally, FINALLY entered the world of querying agents. 

And I don't mean to be all, Who Shot JR cliffhanger on you, Internet, but . . . 

I'll have to tell you all about it next week. Not that there's much to tell. I've been querying agents and using Jay Z's  fierce prayer warrior methods as I wait for someone to pick me, Writer/Bachelorette Number One. 

I just wanted to explain my recent silence and let you all know that your love and support and comments have meant the world to me. I promise to thank each and every one of you, somehow. I've been thinking about floating a blimp around the country with the message, Thank You Internet, Love Joann. So, if you see something like that in your neck of the woods, it is my big kiss and hug to you. 

Each and every one of you. 

In the meantime, I'm up in California with my hubs. The next few days, we'll be at a golf tournament in Pebble Beach. Actually, he'll be at a golf tournament. I will be doing less snoozey things with some of my girlfriends. Seriously, did you know you cannot even TALK at a golf tournament? Like it's not boring enough, following around golfers in bad polyester pants, you also have to just stand there without the gentle art of conversation to distract you from their bad pants. There are these mean people who hold up paddles, PADDLES, that say HUSH. Like, what? Are they going to paddle us if we're not quiet? 

Can you tell how much I love golf? 

After he's done watching boring golf, we are headed up to our motherland, Sonoma, for some wine sampling. 

I've been trying to blog and read other blogs and twitter and Facebook from my room, but the Internet connection is as spotty as Gisele Bundchen's brain. Which is pretty spotty, serious gaping holes kind of spotty.  

So I'm officially giving up until I see you next week. 

Keep your eye out for that blimp. I'm hoping to find a pink one. 

Joann




28 comments:

LisaPie said...

Have a wonderful time!

Say Hey to Phil Mickelson for me. : )

Mom vs. the boys said...

Have a fun trip, yay for wine! boo for golf!

Alice said...

Whooo Hooo, I just love surprises! I'm looking forward to hearing the details.

I'm with you on the golf thing. I did it once and it was pretty boring. All that standing around without talking, walking for what seems like miles, and getting a sun burn---well I can think of several things that are much more enjoyable.

From Tracie said...

They don't even let you talk?

It is clear that I wouldn't last five minutes at a golfing tournament. I'm very secure in saying that I'm okay with that.

Have fun doing your less snoozey things!

The Zadge said...

I dated a golf pro for three years and finally had to break up with him - I said I was too loud to be a golf girlfriend.

Oh, and envious is what I am that you will be in Sonoma. Drink some for me!

The Bipolar Diva said...

If you find a great agent let me know. I'm doing the same thing. :)
Have fun!

Gigi said...

Currently on my knees thanking God that watching golf is not my Hubby's idea of a good time!

Have fun with your girlfriends! And the wine country.

lori said...

Oh, I'm excited for you with your progress on getting your book published! Hope you have a great time and drink lots of good wine.

Rebecca Grace said...

Ooh, drink something yummy for me! Better yet, spread that wino buzz all over the Internet so we can all have a virtual buzz.

I would love it if you DID go to the stuffy golf tournament and ruffle some ugly-pants feathers, because it sounds like it could be another great episode in The Wild and Wacky Adventures of JoAnn. 'Specially if a certain Irish rock star was rumored to be attending the golf thingy... ;-)

Mama Insomnia said...

Sounds fun. Well, everything but the golf part. I too have been MIA on the internet these days due to finding new job. I'll be working at a brand spanking new Paula Deen resturant in a nearby casino. Should make for lots of great blog fodder!!
Hope all your querying goes well! Enjoy the rest of your trip and have a glass of wine for me!

karen said...

Have a wonderful time with your girlfriends. I've just come back from a weekend in Seattle with my friend. It was great, and did not involve even one hole of golf. Just lots of talking and good food. And beautiful weather, oddly enough. Wishing the same for you. California has been very obliging with her weather lately.

Galit Breen said...

My fingers are crossed for you and the Big Q - exciting!!

The Empress said...

...but did they say anything about NO TWEETING?

No. No they didn't.

Polish off those spoon thumbs...

xo

GOOD LUCK AND YOU KNOW I"M SENDING VIBES OF SUCCESS EVERYDAY BECAUSE I LOVE YOUR WORDS.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Golf has to be one of the most boring sports to watch. I would be, oh don't you shhh me!

Have fun in Sonoma. I expect you will. I would love to go sometime. It just look majestic.

Oh and you will be picked. I can feel it in my bones!

Missy@Wonder, Friend said...

A pink blimp would make me so happy.

Sending up a prayer for you to find the right agent! Such an exciting time (and, I'm sure, scary, frustrating, and any number of other adjectives).

PS - Golf is boring and not being able to talk is ridiculous. But... I want one of those 'Hush' paddles for home.

amyblam.com said...

Hooray for you! I am sure you will be picked first rather than last as I always was at every sport. It's why I subsituted choir for PE in high school.
One day, I will grow up and try to woo an agent.

Eva Gallant said...

Hope you find your soulmate/agent soon!

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Kimberly said...

Oh I miss you.
And I thought that you were going to say as spotty as Gisselle's ass...which I was going to vehemently disagree with because that bitch is perfect.
I'm sure she's a robot.

Julie said...

Oh my girl.

I have every finger and toe crossed for you.

But you won't need it.

Because you are spectacular.

The agents will be falling all over you. Just like the men...

(And us.)

XO

Lori @ In Pursuit of It All said...

Thinking good good good thoughts!!

And also...Himself used to ride a Harley. He occasionally becomes nostalgic for his old ride.

So we came to an agreement.

When he buys a motorcycle, I get to start dating other men.

You know, so I can get a jump on finding my next husband once I become a widow.

So far...no bike.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

As spotty as Gisele's brain... ha, love it... man that woman needs a sandwich. And a percocet.

Good luck on your "dating"....!

My Inner Chick said...

--It sounds as if your priorities are in the right place, girlfriend. xx Love.

Ash said...

Hubs has been watching that tournament. If I had known I could have caught you getting in trouble chatting in the gallery, I would have paid attention.

Cheers to you!! XO

Two Normal Moms said...

I'm WAY late in commenting, but best of luck with the agents! Can't wait to read more about it!

Lady Jennie said...

Your golf description is cracking me up. :-)

I can't wait to see all the treasures your querying turns up.

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

Joann, I think of Sonoma as the motherland as well - thanks to you! Hope you are having a fab time! :)

Baby Sister said...

I never saw the pink blimp. I guess it was cause I've been missing. :) Good luck, thought!! That's scary.

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