A little quiz for you this morning:
I’m sleep deprived.
I’ve talked so much that I’ve taken a one-day vow of silence to recover.
I have a pile of dirty, wrinkled clothes and a huge stack of new books.
Where have I been?
I’m sure you guessed it—Malice Domestic.
I took my camera and then forgot use it for the first two days. Fortunately, I did remember on the night of the banquet to not only take the camera with me, but also actually turn it on and snap a few shots.
Agatha nominee Karen MacInerney
Note the chocolate debris on the table top below. I was afraid my shawl collar might be too 80s–cue Dynasty theme music–but I was told it was more Audrey Hepburn than Joan Collins.
Good Girls in the bar after the banquet. We tried to get Diana on the piano, but no…
We had some time to kill before our Sunday afternoon signing at the Germantown Borders and, well, as you can see, we got a little giddy.
Officer Friendly kindly drove us to the signing and the airport, but it wasn’t quite like the drive in the Marriott’s courtesy shuttle. Especially, when we had to get out of the paddy wagon and “spread ‘em.” Who knew they took that 50 pound luggage limit so seriously at the D.C. airports?
So, do you have any Malice stories or pictures to share? Any thoughts on dirty laundry or chocolate? Or, maybe you have a first-hand paddy wagon experience to share? We’re all ears.
Hmmmm. In that spread ‘em picture I can almost see one of those dialogue balloons over my head, saying something like: “pick me, pick me.”
by Laura on May 9th, 2007 at 5:52 am
Funny thing, Sara - I thought I had all those photos of that particular man with the baton and me in a compromising position hidden in the bottom of my undies drawer. How ever did you get a hold of one?
And I, for one, think all the Good Girls should be required to wear Collins/Hepburn collars at the next Malice!
by Regina Harvey on May 9th, 2007 at 7:59 am
That last picture… must resist… so many jokes… soo many jokes…
by Stephen Blackmoore on May 9th, 2007 at 9:01 am
All flattering to the ones pictured, right Stephen?
by Laura on May 9th, 2007 at 9:05 am
Oh, a quick note for all our Good Girl blog readers…we have a new poll up on the blog (to your left). Take a second and let us know the kind of blogs you’d most like to read.
by Laura on May 9th, 2007 at 9:40 am
Obviously, Regina, you didn’t bribe me with nearly enough chocolate to keep that picture under wraps.
by Sara on May 9th, 2007 at 10:38 am
Stephen, I must say I’m surprised. You only focused on the last picture. Don’t you want to talk about shawl collars, Dynasty, and chocolate?
by Sara on May 9th, 2007 at 10:39 am
Thanks for the reminder about the new poll, Laura.
We do want to hear from you. What kind of posts do you enjoy most?
by Sara on May 9th, 2007 at 10:40 am
Laura, of course they’re all flattering. How could I possibly think of anything else of a group of such brilliant, talented and lovely ladies?
Sara, the shawl collar looks stunning. I must agree with the Audrey Hepburn comment, though.
And as to chocolate, well, I am a great believer in the power of chocolate, and don’t believe that any woman should ever be denied it at any point in her life.
It’s safer that way.
by Stephen Blackmoore on May 9th, 2007 at 11:09 am
You are a wise man, Stephen.
by Sara on May 9th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
I obviously went home before the fun really got started at Malice on the Sunday! It was great meeting you all and having dinner Friday night. Looking forward to catching up at future events - hey, if I hang out with you girls I might get to meet my very own “arresting officer”
by Clare Langley-Hawthorne on May 9th, 2007 at 1:53 pm
My, those girls look like they’re having fun! What was their chocolate laced with?
Love the “Who knew they took that 50 pound luggage…” comment, Sara.
by Diana Killian on May 9th, 2007 at 2:22 pm
It was great to meet you, too, Clare! We’re already looking forward to Malice next year. We’ll see if we can talk Officer Friendly into a repeat appearance next year.
by Sara on May 9th, 2007 at 4:43 pm
Diana, you know what they say about humor–it always has an element of truth to it and, truthfully, I think we were pushing the limit–on the luggage weight, that is.
by Sara on May 9th, 2007 at 4:45 pm
Soo wish I could’ve been there this year!
by Wendy Roberts on May 9th, 2007 at 11:18 pm
Hey, Wendy! Wish you could have been there, too. Maybe next year?
by Sara on May 9th, 2007 at 11:23 pm
[…] To start things off, I chose a lady who writes about an era from the beginning of the last century. Clare Langley-Hawthorne survived being highjacked and dragged along with the Good Girls when we inadvertantly crashed the Berkeley Prime Crime party during the Malice Domestic conference this past spring. The fact that she responded to my email at all shows that tagging along with the Good Girls will not necessarily end in Police Involvement, as it has in the past. […]