Sep 21, 2013

Brunch With Friends

wu-003Today was the monthly DC Area MM Romance Group lunch meet up that Joyfully Jay helps organize. The meet up which brings together readers and writers in the DC Metro area. [Though I’m sure anyone from somewhere else who wanted to come would be welcome.]  Today the venue was Freddie’s Beach Bar in Arlington VA. Since I used to be neighbors with Freddie, who owns his name sake, today was a do not miss for me and ‘lil q.

Aside from ‘lil q being a bit fussy at times – not really her fault, we had swim class right before, so she was tired – the day was outstanding.  ‘lil q had competition/company in the baby department as Bella Leone brought her adorable son – Little Lion Man [for safety reason , neither Bella nor I use our child’s first name] I wish I’d had a chance to take a picture of the two of them, but ‘li q wasn’t being the most cooperative by the end of lunch.

IMG_1807However, if around 12:45 eastern standard time, you felt what you thought was a solar flare, that was me. One of the people at the lunch – whom I adore, by the way so I’ll not name her – handed me a lollipop pacifier for ‘lil q without really looking at it in the semi dark room. Turns out I had better light. It was a pacifier lollipop in the shape of a penis.  I think half the room got sunburnt when I turned red, but fortunately ‘lil q was blissfully unaware.

Couple side notes – yeah yeah I know, get to the pictures and shut up. But it’s my blog so I can say what I want.  I really like these events. If you are local ask how you can come, if you’re not, you might want to have them in your area. I’ve met some really nice people at these lunches. It’s been one of the things I’ve found most rewarding about writing and publishing – meeting people. I’d list some of them, but if I did I’d leave someone out and I don’t want to do that.

The other thing is Wade Kelly is awesome. When ‘lil q was fussin’ me and I was trying to tweet something to Kim Fielding, Wade popped up and calmed the savage beast. . . eh. . . ‘lil q. So a great big thank you and an around the world and back snap to Wade.

Okay, here are some pictures:


  1. Kim Fielding says:

    What fun! Thanks for taking time to say hello while you were there.

    I’m going to laugh about that lollipop for a long time.

  2. Bella says:

    CUTENESS! Lil Q is a dollface! It was great to hang out with you all!

  3. She sure is a cutie….tiredness notwithstanding, and great to see that you authors can have a whale of a time without a laptop in sight! I love both Wade and Kim’s writing, so that would have been a win-win for me AND with you there as well. Enjoy what’s left of your weekend. X

    • Bev,

      Kim wasn’t there, but we were trying to send her a tweet to say hi since she was on the DsP Twitter account for her new book. But it was fun – and not everyone is a writer, some are readers and I think a publisher was there too – so it’s all good. 🙂

  4. oh what a really great idea. We need to have these in Philly!

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