Comments: Tales from the Road

God bless Shrimp, Grits, and Vodka. Also Geeks.
Have a lovely tour, dear child.

Posted by David at July 7, 2006 7:31 AM

I have had those wonderful shrimp and grits at Louis's at Pawley's. They are the best! I even had them two weeks ago at dinner with Amy-Go's Mom and Dad! Hope you have a great tour. I am reading your new book now, and it is great!

Posted by Susan at July 7, 2006 7:56 AM

Well shoot, I emailed you this morning, just missed ya. Didn't realize you would be flying to Pawley's...glad Deltabot was the first and not the second kind. We would hate to have to put her in the JERKS HALL OF FAME from last years tour. We need to find pettable and pretty people this tour. I found a drink recipe that you are going to HAVE to try.....It's a mojito and it's amazing!!!! It has aƱejo rum, and angostura bitters (No I don't know what they are either, but who's amazing).

Take care on tour sweetie and come back safe. Will but Mr. Husband while you are he doesn't have enough to do.

Posted by Gabi at July 7, 2006 9:02 AM

YAY for the Delta-Not-A-Bot! I'm so glad you got someone like that instead of someone like the evil vicious DeltaBot you got last year. (Christine, was it? for some reason that name is in my head)

But booo about the luggage. Are they working on reuniting you??

And Yay about shrimp-n-grits and Firefly vodka (love that name).

My theory is that the lost luggage is a matter of getting any bad trip stuff out of the way early so that everything from here on out will be smooooth saling.

Posted by DebR at July 7, 2006 9:18 AM

Too funny... I remember reading where Bill Bryson tried to use his dust jacket author photo as airplane ID when he lost his wallet... Apparently he had the other kind of counter help. So you have now officially one-upped Bill Bryson in the ability-to-capitalize-on-your-famed-author-status.

have a grand tour.

Posted by Erica at July 7, 2006 9:40 AM

Walgreens sells underwear? Well, I'll be...

Posted by Laura L at July 7, 2006 10:08 AM

OMG. I was literally ON THE PHONE with the cruise line holding your cabin when I read NOT to put it under Jackson. (Must remember to clean up the coffee I just spit out). Unfortunately I fear the CruiseLineBots are never of the former group -- most assuredly when leaving the country.
Going on the cruise or want more info? (sorry for the plug but gots to be done): or (and click the link in the LEFT nav bar).

Posted by Patricia at July 7, 2006 10:34 AM

Aaaaaaaaaaaannnnndd....SHE'S OFF!
May the travel provide at least a little mercy, m'dear.

Posted by Kira at July 7, 2006 11:26 AM

hmmmm Joss is traveling....Mir is traveling... everyone is traveling...or just came back from traveling...I am really blue, and obviously not traveling.

Does that Firefly vodka come with a Mal or a Jane?

Posted by Cele at July 7, 2006 11:30 AM

Well, count me in the Jackson camp. I KNOW it's not the name you use in real life, but when I go to write your name I always forget you married name and just write Jackson. Poor Scott.

Posted by Heather at July 7, 2006 12:40 PM

I'm very glad your helpful Deltabot was not like the DREADED KIMBERLY from last year. THANK GOODNESS.

Posted by Aimee at July 7, 2006 12:57 PM

OMG--the Dreaded Kimberley!!! Worse than the Dread Pirate Roberts. Especially because she was NOT Cary Elwes.


And meanwhile, here is my new favorite website:

Posted by Cornelia Read at July 7, 2006 1:29 PM

LOUIS'S!! You ate at LOUIS'S!! One of my favorite favorites. AND they make one kick-butt mojito. But have you had the pickle chips yet??

Can't believe you're there and I'm not. Harumph.

Make sure they show you the island itself...way too beautiful to miss, even for those who are dead inside! ;)

Posted by Amy-Go at July 7, 2006 2:55 PM

Thank GOD you did not get KIMBERLY again!!!!! Which,by the way, was the very, very, very first post by you that I read. Long will Kimberly live in fondness in my heart....the bitch.

Posted by Angela at July 7, 2006 4:09 PM

Don't miss the Grits-a-Ya-Ya at the Fish House when you come to Pensacola! They are my favorite!

Posted by Barbie at July 7, 2006 5:39 PM

I love Pawley's! Glad you made it there.

I have the two name problem as well, although you would think with the unique first name that folks would figure it out. I regularly have people whom I've known for eons say: "O, you're the same as the Anne Fitten Glenn who writes for the newspaper?"

Posted by Edgy Mama at July 7, 2006 8:53 PM

I have a professional name, that in corporates part of my real name...okay it is my name before I got married to hubby three. (psst - he's a keeper) So anyway. I get confused. A Lot. about what name I used where. But the worse part is when I walk in so place and some one says...
"Hey, Calista." or something like that
and some idgit (usually, well into her beyond middle age) spins around (which explains the dizzy blonde ineptitude) and yells...

Does this butt look like it needs a plate of sandwiches? really, it's annoying. And it has happened many times more than once. Needless to say it doesn't help my ego a bit either.

I'm a DJ.

Posted by Cele at July 8, 2006 12:14 AM

Ok, this is totally off topic, but I just had to share it with you...
I went to the movies yesterday (twice, actually). I took the kids to see Pirates (loved it) and then Shane took me to see Lake House (weird, but not bad). This morning, as we were all rehashing the movies and talking about what we wanted to see next, my son says, "Hey mom, there's this movie coming out that I HAVE to see, I saw the poster for it yesterday, and it just looks so cool, Mom, and you HAVE to take me, ok?" "Um, well, we'll see. What's the movie??" are you ready for this??? "It's called...SNAKES ON A PLANE! And it just looks SOOOO cool, and I really want to go!"
Ok, at this point, Shane and I looked at each other and just about died laughing. I think I scared my kids. They couldn't figure out why I had tears rolling down my face. All I could think about was your blog, and how you just gushed about this movie, and now, here, my own darling son can't wait to see it.
Sorry, but just had to share. It made me laugh.

Posted by dee at July 8, 2006 1:03 PM

Hey Toots! Sorry I missed you before your launch -- I was dragging my carcass to and from Ohio. I saw your book pile at B&N here in Virginia and spread it around the table a bit. The cover looks SPECTACULAR. THe best cover on the new fiction table, literally, without competition. It already looks canonical.


Posted by Lydia at July 8, 2006 2:02 PM

Poor luggage. Next time, teach it to do the "deep thoughts" mouth.

Posted by IrishGal at July 8, 2006 4:40 PM

I had an airline (damn you Northwest!) lose my bags for seven days on a ten day vacation. Over Christmas. It sucked! I also had a whole new Walgreen wardrobe since it was the only place open on Christmas Eve to buy underwear... granny-panties if you must know...

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