Oh wow – I can’t wait to share some news with you! Go refill your coffee cups this may take a couple of minutes to get out of my between the “Squeee’s” and the cartwheels…. and possible another squeee….
Ok. Ready? Let me set the scene for you….
I am in my office yesterday afternoon. We are doing a total office inventory so by mid afternoon my eyes are bugging out of my head. I click on my personal G Mail link to see if anything new and exciting is going on in the world and I see this email titled: You Are Going TO NYC For Free!!!
I figured it was some sort of scam advertising but clicked to open the email anyway. (Oh come on, you would have opened it too!) Turns out it is from author Sarah Pekkanen (Opposite Of Me) and I won her blogger giveaway for NYC! I still can’t believe it so I find her website, and start reading the details. I remember signing up for this much like if you are at a grocery store and they are doing a giveaway for a freezer full of food… you don’t think you will win, but you fill out the form anyway.
So by now (and remember I am still in my office), I am trying not to scream, I read through her email again and she asks me to either email her back or to call her for details. I start the email – telling her I am so excited, then decide I want to call her too, think I send the email but forget to hit send and dial….
I tell her who I am and we have this wonderful conversation where I am excited and bouncing and I think she may be too. She tells me how they used random.org (I LOVE Random.Org!!!) and explains the package to me. Since I have paid for most of what she is offering already, all I had to do was email her my flight info and hotel and she is going to give me a check to reimburse me.
I can’t even tell you how high I am flying off the ground right now! The last couple of days I have been trying to plan how to do BEA and not spend a lot of money. I was making little deals with myself like “well, if I take from savings I can put it back in with next months check….” and then knowing full well that wont happen as youngest son is getting an apartment when he goes back to college in the fall and he and I are going to look next month to start to furnish that apartment and I want to help where I can..
This is such a gift!
Be sure to look at Sarah’s website – it gives a lot of details of what the package consists of.
So bouncy girl, I mean I, am working out this morning, using a spa gift card this afternoon that my hubby gave me for Christmas for a manicure and pedicure – (I usually do not bother with a manicure because I am always doing stuff that would ruin it, but decided to use the Gift Card for BEA).
I have books to mail today. Contests to end that I have been trying to get to all week. Start to pack. Date night with hubby. And – in a few hours I have a post where I want to introduce you to a blogger that if you have not already met, you should.
Have a super fantastic day! If you are going to BEA I would love to meet you so connect with me on Twitter (bookjourney) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.