Friday, January 28, 2011

OH. MY. GOODNESS.

There are few things that make me cry. Well, okay, I cry at Hallmark commercials, but outside of televisions and movies and books, there are few things that make me cry. Proof: last year, our front screen door was broken, and when I was going through it, my foot got a bit smashed by it slamming shut before I was all the way through. I started to cry because it hit me right on the ankle-bone, and it scared my husband so bad he thought I'd broken it and was about to pick me up and take me to the ER because he'd never seen me cry when I got hurt before.

So yeah: not a crier. But when I woke up this morning, here's what I saw:



And tears sprang into my eyes because--Holy WOW that is SO NICE!!! And a total surprise!! I had no idea these guys were doing this!!! I mean, I had a few tiny hints about it, now that I look back--I remember Shannon posting something about doing some ShannonShame on a video, and Elana tweeted last night that I was going to be surprised today, but it was late and I was tired and I was just "What? What am I missing?" and then I was like ZZZzzzZzZZzzzzz because dude, I was tired.

So when I woke up this morning, there was a Twittersplosion of notes from people telling me to watch this video. And I did. And the music came on, and I see Christine Fonseca's dance team dancing with my book, and my mouth dropped open and my eyes got watery and I was like NO WAY.


And the Bookanistas, they were all like: WAY.

Here's a combination of what's on the video + my reaction:

  • Christine's dancing team --> o.O Really? OMG really? They're dancing for ME?
  • Shana "Shimmy" --> Ahhh! She's shimmying!!! So cute!
  • Carolina "Rock Star" --> OMG I HAD NO IDEA CAROL WAS SO HARDCORE!
  • Shelli "The Snake" --> LOL!!!! She's doing the head bobbly thing!
  • The Rockin' Elana --> What is she...?  !!!!! Point to that disco ball, sista!
  • Myra and her Dancing Minions --> Myra has minions!!! Bwahahaha!!!
  • Jen "I am Not Your Father" --> o___O She is dancing in full costume, OMG!!!!
  • Twistin' Katie --> AW! SO cute!! She's dancing in her pearls!! Such a Southern lady!
  • Randomly Lip Syncing Lisa --> I am just giggling out loud at this point! The dogs are looking at me like "huh?!" And then a few seconds later she does the little snake dance down and I cheering!
  • Laura "Black Swan" --> I had to go back and rewatch her dance, I was so busy laughing at her nickname! Which was good because her dance was adorbs!
  • Carrie "Sonar" --> O____O OMG SHE MADE AN AMY AND ELDER SHIRT AND ALSO RANDOM BATWINGS AND I LOVE IT ALL!
  • Smexy Shannon --> Yes! Smexy! Holy cow she's dancing down stairs! If I tried that, I would so trip and land on my face!
  • Kirsten "Hand Banging" --> Headbanging! Wow! HOLY AWESOME LOOKIT THAT DRESS I WANT IT.
  • Michelle and Sleepy Maggie --> Bwahahaha!!!! Sirius sleeps like that too! HAHA! 
  • Sarah "Walk Like an Egyptian" --> She isn't... She is!!! That is the best Egyptian walk EVAR!
  • Scott "The Bookanisto" --> This the point where I laughed so hard I nearly knocked over the table and spilled my Sprite. Because (a) Bookanisto and (b) invisible waltzing partner!
  • Jamie and Jamie Jr --> Ahhh! So cute!!! And matching sun glasses!!!!
  • End sequence --> Carol striding backwards like a rockstar...Kirsten's last head bang... and Christine's dance team shaking the book...oh, yeah, the tears are back!
I am in total, 100% amazed, crazy, wow-shouting AWE at you guys!!! This was SUCH a total surprise and I cannot believe it and WOW!!!!!!! You guys ROCK SO HARDCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK
YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

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62 comments:

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

yes - we do! ;) we love you and are so happy for you! You could say we are "over the moon" ha!

Jodi Meadows said...

That. Is. Awesome. :D

Misha said...

I am so happy for you!

May your book climb it's way up the charts.

:-)

K.D. Anderson said...

I have to say, this was a Bookanista bonding event and it could not have been more fun :)

You deserve it, Lady!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Hehe, that's totally sweet and cute! Congrats, Beth!

Anne said...

That's great! You are loved. Huge congrats.

Georgia McBride said...

Wow. That was hard core. You deserve it. Thanks for sharing.

Readergirl said...

Awww....that is so awesome. That brought tears to my eyes and it's not even my book! LOL. But yes, you deserve it. You wrote an awesome book that is the bomb-diggity!

Lola Sharp said...

Awww. This was wonderful. I love the kindness and support and friendship here. :)

Hugs,
Lola

Casey McCormick said...

Ahhh! So amazing!!

cyn said...

THAT WAS AWESOME! Congrats Beth!!!

V. Rossi said...

That is incredibly sweet, and a real testament to your group of friends. Actually brought tears to my eyes, too, and I don't even know you guys! Congrats on hitting the BIG LIST. Very exciting and so well deserved!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh. Yeah. Praise to you and the Bookanistas! That was awesome.

Carrie Ryan said...

Too cute and OH so awesome!!!

Kulsuma said...

That was amazing!!:)

Shana Silver said...

Congrats again on your success! I had fun dancing in the video even though I have zero rhythm and even less dancing skills!!!

Lisa and Laura said...

The fact that we love you enough to dance publicly without vodka being involved speaks volumes about you and your book. XOXO

Sara B. Larson said...

Congrats again. What amazing friends!

Patti said...

That's amazing, you're so lucky to have such a great supportive friends.

Renee Collins said...

This cracked me up!

Congrats, Beth!

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

And THIS made it all worth it. I swear, there was SO much more Shannon Shame that didn't make the cut (thank goodness). In fact, I have a feeling we could make quite the blooper reel for you. Maybe next time.) ;)

((Hugs))

SO deserved Beth!

lotusgirl said...

What a fun group! I wish I were a Bookanista!

Anonymous said...

I totally cried, too. What amazing support.

-S.

Lindsay said...

You're so grateful that you broke your own thread with the thank yous :) That really was awesome. Even I was tearing up. Congratulations!

Hardygirl said...

So fun!!!! And, I loved getting to see everyone in person (well, sorta ...)

So happy for you!!!!!!!!!!

sf

Karen Akins said...

This is frexin' awesome! :)

You all have no idea how badly this made me want to be a Bookanista. Hey, we even went to the same school of dance! lol

Congrats, Beth--you deserve it.

Liza said...

I've just joined my first critique group...oh you guys give me something to aspire to. Congrats to you all for your support of each other...and once again, yay Beth!

Christine Fonseca said...

Dude...you deserved every moment of this! Now...I better start planning for your next book. Hmm...I'm thinking full hardcore JUST DANCE moves...Hmmmmmmmmmm

Carrie Harris said...

We adore you, plain and simple. :)

Oh, and LiLa's video might not have involved vodka, but the rest of us aren't talking.

Huge congratulatory hugs from Sonar

Matthew Rush said...

Does it make me weird if I teared up a little too? I don't think so.

I think that was just about the sweetest, realest, kindest, and I funniest thing I have ever seen.

How wonderful it must be to have such great friends. No one deserves the success, and such an awesome congratulations, as much as you Beth.

You rock.

Elana Johnson said...

You and your book are the awesome things! Just keepin' it real, baby. Yo.

Jenn Johansson said...

I love it! That's so cool and I'm so happy for you!

Kat Bryant said...
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Kat Bryant said...

Now those are some really good friends!

Kristie Cook said...

No wonder you cried! That was complete awesomesauce! Congrats on EVERYTHING! It's a long time coming and you deserve it all.

Tere Kirkland said...

LOL! Love it!

The Golden Eagle said...

That is awesome! :D

Congratulations again!

Pisinat said...

That's SO cute!! And awesome! And amazing! And awwww =)

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, I saw it this morning on SF's blog. It is SUPER awesome. Those ladies are all so darn cute!

Karen Lange said...

What awesome friends you have! This was so much fun to watch. :) Congrats, Beth!

Shari said...

How wonderful to have such awesome friends. It must feel sooooo good. Congratulations on all of your success.

Carmen said...

Congragulations!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Tears of joy are the best kind! I was so happy to see the video - it is very much deserved.

~Jamie said...

So glad you loved it!

And I have to agree C was HARDCORE and I LOVED IT!!!

Trisha said...

That is so cute and awesome!! well done guys :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great how friends support each other.

Anonymous said...

Amazing.
But I already thought it was on that list.
seriously.
But anyway, now it is. So YAY.
*dance party*

Emy Shin said...

Oh wow, that video is amazing.

Congratulations on making the NYT bestseller, Beth! :)

Kelly said...

Congrats on making the NYT list! The Bookanista vid made me smile too!

E. Arroyo said...

AWESOME!!! I'm dancing too!!
Congrats!

ali said...

The video WAS stupendous! And so are you, Beth. Your book is beyond excellent, I loved it so much I'm coming to see you when you're in UT in a couple weeks, with like, an armload of copies for you to sign!

Congrats on your success!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Love you love you love you! As embarrassing as it was, it was easy. You're worth it, girlie. So very happy for you! <3

amilner78 said...

I Love It!! I'm not a crier either but this made me well up a little bit:-) Congrats!

Theresa Milstein said...

I saw it this morning. So cool. I figured you'd be moved. Shows how much support you have from the Bookinistas (and the rest of us).

Lynsey Newton said...

WOOHOO!!!!! *dances around the living room with the book*

VERY VERY VERY VERY happy for you, you deserve all this success. I knew it was going to be huge ;)

Jemi Fraser said...

It's a fantabulous video - fullness of friendship and joy - love it!!! :)

Anonymous said...

That was awesome. And congrats. :)

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

So funny and cool!!!! Congratulations, and yes, Bookanisto waltzing around was hilarious!

Congrats Congrats Congrats - the book is so flipping' awesome!

...Coffee and a Book Chick is waiting for the film release...

Julia Smith said...

Hi - I've popped over from Lisa and Laura's blog, just in time to say congratulations! Wow!

Dawn Simon said...

The video is awesome! Congrats on your incredible launch! I'm so happy for you!

L.T. Elliot said...

And those are the coolest friends on the planet. Congratulations, Beth!!!

casey887 said...

Congrats!