I can’t believe that it’s finally here! Everyone grab a glass and come around for the champagne!
GGSE was a pure joy to write, and I can honestly say this has been an incredible ride so far. The only thing missing? You guys! Readers! I’ve always been a reader, and I’ll always be one. I wrote a book that I thought would be fun to read, and that’s always been my goal. I hope that you guys enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
So, welcome to the party! Since GGSE has a deep geek-slash-pop culture theme running through the Regency England backdrop, this is going to be an odd party. But I promise it’ll be worth it!
Okay, everybody line up. Muriel and Mrs. Knightsbridge will help you all get dressed. There are bloomers, stays, petticoats, stockings, and beautiful dresses. It’ll be about an hour or two to get you all in the appropriate gear, and then have your coiffures done. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.
*two hours and several bottles of champagne later*
Oh, hai guyz. Hehee, just kidding. I didn’t drink all the champagne. I bet you needed it to deal with all the fussing and primping, huh?
Okay, so here’s part two of the party. Now that you’re all dressed up in your Regency finery, with ribbons and furbelows and reticules and such, I’ve got a little game for us to play.
What, you don’t like Dance Dance Revolution?
Okay, fine. Cucumber sandwiches it is. *grumbles* Now I know what Jamie had to go through!
If you were stuck in 1816, what would you miss the most? Jamie misses her shower, her toilet, and her computer. If it were me, I’d die without my iPhone, my MP3 library, and modern plumbing. Would you miss bagels? Tanning beds? Calculators? Sleep Apnea machines?
We take a heck of a lot for granted in our modern lives. It’s no big deal to travel ten miles to work in the morning. It takes just a minute to pick up dinner, to throw a load of clothes in the washing machine, to bathe your dog in the tub. Imagine if you had to cook everything yourself, from scratch? If your clothes had to be washed by hand, and dried on a line? If you had to bathe your dog in a stream, or pump buckets and buckets of water to get the fuzzy little bastard rinsed? Poodles are too furry!
Though GGSE is a fun book, I did have to take a long, hard look at the way we live now versus how we had to get by back then. There’s a lot that we take for granted. And I know a lot more now about what I have to be grateful for, thanks to Jamie’s journey to the past!
Thank you all for coming to my party. It’s meant the world to me to have you all here! Before you go, please let me know these things!
What gown did you pick? There were some fancy ones in that pile!
What would you miss most about 2013, if you were dragged back in time?
Thanks again! *guzzles champagne*
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