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So it's Sunday night.  The SCBWI Conference is winding down, with only one more day of classes to go . People there are spending their last evening together (though I suppose some may check out Tuesday), reminiscing about the last few days.

So I thought we'd do the same.

This has been a great pity party.  The best I've ever had (well, except for those We Hate Men parties I had back in high school for all my friends who didn't get asked to the prom--though oddly enough we had an equal amount of guys and girls at those parties because we all hated attending school dances--but I digress).  We've complained at the unfairness of it all, sighed at the boredom we've experienced, and even turned green with envy a few times while reading the Official SCBWI blog and staring at the photos of all those happy people schmoozing without us.

I'd like to give out a few awards, just like those somebodies did at the conference this weekend.  So, first off, we need the Chocolate Award.  This is for those who brought chocolate to our party.  (No party is complete without chocolate.)  This year, a three-way tie between olmue , patesden , and christine444 (who actually brings chocolate everywhere she goes as her avatar)!  A round of applause for these winners!

Next, the Berrylicious Award goes to two very special recipients, lyon_martin and annasander , for bringing the berries.  You know you have an upscale party if there are berries and chocolate.  WOOHOO!

The Peanut Butter Pie Award goes to sharimaurer !  Yummy!

The On the Fence Award goes to  macaronipants for not going to the conference but still sneaking out to dinner with the somebodies afterward.  I thought that deserved a special award so she'd know we really aren't holding a grudge.  Much.  (Just kidding, really.  Glad you came to the party, macaronipants!)

And the coveted Next Year Award goes to both kimmiepoppins and cynjay !  See you at the conference next year, ladies!

I saved the best for last, however.  The highly coveted Elissa Cruz Award for Excellent Compliments to Make Me Feel Better During My Very Own Pity Party goes to two special people, the first is [info]jo_no_anne  for telling me I'm not a nobody, and the second is juliakarr for choosing me over Sherman Alexie and all those other somebodies!  Virtual hugs all around!

Congratulations to all our winners.  And I hope to see you all at my next pity party. 

When is the next conference, anyway?     (These parties don't plan themselves, you know.)


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Aug. 10th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
"I'd like to thank the Academy...and candy stores everywhere." :>)

I felt a bit like a stalker this week--I was in L.A. twice (Tuesday and Saturday), but not you-know-where. *Sigh.*

Aug. 11th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
That's okay, you're OUR stalker. ;) HUGS!
Aug. 11th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
Glad you think that's a good thing... :>)
Aug. 10th, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
I have to confess, I slunk out of your party for an hour to watch the results of the Worldcon award ceremony unfold on Twitter. It actually was fun.

My husband, however, thought I was crazy--you know, sitting alone with a laptop, eating ice cream, and boo-ing and cheering as the results came in.

Aug. 11th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Well, I forgive you.

(And LOL at that image of you cheering/booing at the computer!)
Aug. 10th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
LOL--thanks for hosting the pity party... :)
Aug. 11th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
You're welcome. Anytime.

(Really. I'm good at pity parties.)
Aug. 10th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
mmmm blueberries............

I am still having a pity party. See my daily doodle for yesterday to see why.

Even chocolate isn't helping this time.
Aug. 11th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
I saw and sent you my virtual hugs. But at least you're winning awards now! (Granted, you can't use them on a query letter, or tell anyone about them without being laughed out of the room, but still...)
Aug. 11th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
Darn, I missed the pity party. You're so funny Elissa. Sign me up for the next one, probably the NY SCBWI I'll be missing.
Aug. 11th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
Done! Unless a miracle happens (and by miracle I mean a huge advance on a three-book deal within the next month or so, which is so not gonna happen), I'll be right here hosting the NY Pity Party.
Aug. 11th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Awww. What a lovely award! I would tell you that every day if you needed to hear it. ;o)
So...uh...when does the diamond-studded, platinum trophy arrive?
Aug. 11th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
What?! You haven't received the diamond-studded, platinum trophy already?


I guess trophies won't be coming this year. Dang. ;)

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