So I thought I'd do a quick post about some of the fun (and not so fun) things that happened at GRL.
This is Thursday's.
Arrival day. I stood downstairs during the welcome lunch because they were renovating the hotel and I was scared to "cane" my way down the hallway by myself. But I am so glad that I did. While standing downstairs I met Cherie Noel, Jambrea Jones, Stephani Hecht, Amber Kell, TA Chase, Carol Lynne, Ethan Stone, Damon Suede, Ethan Day, and Devon Rhodes. I had a fanboi moment for all of them. I squealed and hugged them and...got free stuff. While it was TOTALLY not my intention, I was so happy that I got extra free swag on top of what was in my registration bag. That was the first time that Damon and I stepped off to the side to talk (and where my crushing on him began). I hung out a bit with Shae Connor in her room before showering and heading out to my hotel room to drop off the rest of my luggage before heading over to the Gentlemen's Juke Joint w/Damon Suede and Ethan Day.
I got lost on the way to the Gentlemen's Juke Joint (stupid cab driver), and by the time I got there everyone had already started drinking so I had to play catch-up (and I did it so well). It was here that I met LC Chase, Xara X Xanakas, MJ O'Shea, Taylor Donovan, and Piper Vaughn. We all clicked and connected so well that we were with each other for the rest of the weekend. It was this night that I met Paco, the go-go boy (*sigh* Ahh Paco....) and Taylor Donovan paid for me to have a taste (*giggle*). This is also when I met Jimmy the bartender and discovered "Jimmy Juice" a lovely white, frothy liquid, thick, warms your throat going down and leaves a wonderful aftertaste. LOL. I know, how dirty right? But it was our running joke the whole weekend for his special drink. That was also where I met two other go-go boys, where I met a host of other readers and authors (most of whom were like: "Are you Vic?!" *blush*) and it was just...so cool. I got very tipsy and it was nice. Then I met the two ladies who were like oozing "sub" and the Dom in me perked up something fierce. LOL. *Shivers* Anyway. Cherie Noel and I left before the party was over, we were both tired and I was STARVING. So we went across the street to this diner that boasted of having the world's greatest hamburger....they weren't lying. I DREAM about this burger. LOL. It was the greatest thing ever. It was also here that Cherie and I were privvy to this really cute police officer flirting with and hitting on a few guys. One of them he said he knew and they went to school together, but with how close they were standing and the looks that passed between them....yeah, let's just say we knew what sort of relationship they had. But it was the officers interaction with the waiter that drew both Cherie's and my attention and we both could see a book developing before our eyes (*rolls eyes* This is what happens when you hang out with authors). We left eventually after finishing our food and headed back to our hotels. We made plans to meet up the next morning for Beignets and Cafe-au-Lait and after an experience I'd rather forget with one of the stores on Bourbon street (always watch how many times your card gets swapped when purchasing something-I'm just saying), I headed back to my room where I took another shower (I smelled like liquor, sweat, and go-go boy ass *sighs "Paco"*), and then after a quick call and text and jumping online to check emails I passed out on the bed and passed out. I slept through my cemetery walk the next morning but I made it in time for the beignets and cafe-au-lait.
I'll tell you guys ALL about Friday tomorrow.