January 25, 2011

because she's the coolest BFF ever.

As promised, today I'll share the real awesomeness of my weekend.

So I'm sitting at home late on Saturday night, writing my little life away, when a friend texts me: "Unless Emily Giffin knows another Laura and Radley, I'm pretty sure she just wrote about you two in her Facebook status."

 Well, if you've been reading for a while, you know that Emily and I became friends when I met her back in 2009 and that I've adored her ever since. (Understatement of the century--She's legitimately the coolest person I know.) So naturally I hopped in a cab and went to go meet her, totally intruding on her sister's 40th birthday party--but of course everyone was so, so sweet. And of course she turned my not-so-great day into a pinch-me-this-is-perfect sort of night. (She tends to do that.)
I still can't believe that this quote actually came true in my life:
"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though." - J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

It's crazy when I think of it. Because lucky is having the chance to simply meet your role model.
And really, really lucky is when said role model actually becomes your friend.

Oh, Em. How I heart you.

(For those of you who haven't read Emily's books yet, go run to your nearest bookstore. Immediately. And then you should probably visit her website. And then read her blog. Oh, and then get really, really super excited for the opening of the Something Borrowed movie because it's going to be so, so good!)


Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

I love her books! Have them all! Very cool that you know her!
How do you know the movie is going to be so, SO, good....have you seen it?.....

Neely said... [Reply to comment]

Love her! She was so nice when I got to hang with her in Dallas...so fun :)

nicole addison said... [Reply to comment]

whaaaat!?!?! oh my gosh i am beyond jealous! i finished something borrowed, something blue and love the one you're with and at the end of each one just stared at her picture thinking i wish we were friends!! i am in mad love with her books and im beyond excited for the movie! kate hudson as darcy, perfect!

brlracincwgrl said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness this is SO exciting! I adore her books, they are simply wonderful! :)

sparkleandspice said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh! I got Something Borrowed from the library the just the other day, and I loved it!Just started Something Blue :) I keep staying up way too late reading her books! That is so cool that you know her personally, and the Catcher in the Rye quote fits perfectly. :)
Have a great day!

Ana* said... [Reply to comment]

Lucky you!! I have been dying to meet my favorite writer "Jodi Picoult." I hope I can get her to sign me a book someday

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

How exciting!!!!! I love stories like this!!! Hugs sweet lady! xo

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said... [Reply to comment]

Alright, i have to say it is the coolest thing that your friends with her...i LOVE her! Lucky you... and i love that photo :)

Heidiopia said... [Reply to comment]

I heart her, too. :) My autographed copy of Heart of the Matter is one of my most delicious treasures. You're so blessed to know her personally. Total awesomeness. :)

Tucker said... [Reply to comment]

that is aaaamazing!!! love that salinger quote - how true it is:)

cOLey24 said... [Reply to comment]

OMG! I'm so jealous. I absolutely love her. And, I'm her friend on Facebook... I noticed the post, and the picture that you tagged her in, but I did NOT AT ALL even put two and two together or recognize your face. What a small world!

my name is lauren. said... [Reply to comment]

how fun that you and emily are BFF's. haha! somehow i missed the posts in the past where you talked about your friendship. i loved "something borrowed"! such a good book. yay for (famous) friends!

Alyssa said... [Reply to comment]

what the what?!!! I cannot believe you are friends with Emily!!! I adore her books. Im a little starstruck you are friends with her!!!

Kelly's Adventures said... [Reply to comment]

This post is just awesome!

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

That Salinger quotes is one of my favorite!