In the spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of Amber Benson

So last week I tried something new. I went to a romance convention.

When I was growing up, the only convention I knew about was Gencon. But over the last couple of years, I’ve been around the block a bit. I’ve hit most of the big ones: DragonCon, San Diego Comic-con, WorldCon, as well as at least a dozen others.

Most cons I attend have two things in common.

1. They have had a strong track of writing programming. (Because I like talking about writing).

2. They’re sci-fi and fantasy themed. (Because that’s how I roll).

So how did I end up at a romance convention?

Well, first off. I was invited. Most of the conventions I go to, I go because I’m invited. This is because I’m lazy.

Second off, Romantic Times gave The Name of the Wind Best Epic Fantasy of the year in 2007. It’s nice to go to a convention where they think you’re cool. (Or at least where they thought you were cool back in 2007.)

Third, I was kinda curious as to what a romance convention would be like….

It was like this:

  • At one point I was in a crowded hallway, heading to a panel. Out of curiosity, I looked around to see if I could find another man. I couldn’t. I kept looking, then turned in a full circle. I still couldn’t.
  • The ratio of female authors to male authors attending the convention was at least 20 to 1. It was like the anti-gencon.
  • They have an event called the “Mr. Cover Model Contest” where strapping young men parade about on stage. I don’t know what the winner gets, but I hope the prize package includes a shirt. Those poor boys looked cold to me.
  • I bought a book for Sarah.

Because… y’know…. viking.

And honestly, that’s all I really have to say about the convention.

The other reason I went to this convention is that it’s in LA. I know some people in LA that I don’t get to see very often, so it was a good excuse to visit them.

Now those of you who have been reading the blog for a while might remember my first, shameful meeting with Amber Benson. Since then, we’ve gotten to know each other a bit, and when we were chatting on e-mail we came up with the idea of doing a reading and signing together when I was in LA.

So we did.

We got together for dinner first, and while we ate, we shared war stories about our books. Both of us had just written sex scenes for the first time, and we talked about how weird it was.

Then something happened. I honestly can’t remember the exact details, but I’m pretty sure I suggested that we should read our sex scenes at the event later that night. I was kinda joking, but not entirely.

Then Amber said the equivalent of, “I will if you will.”

Faced with a challenge like that, there was no way I could back down.

So about an hour later, we were standing in front of 100 people, telling them that we were going to read them some sex. They seemed okay with it.

I went first, reading the end of chapter 95. I got a little sweaty and red in the face, but I made it through pretty well, especially considering I’ve never read it out loud before.

Then it was Amber’s turn. We’ve both been busy lately, so we haven’t had a chance to reach each others’ newest books yet. So she’d thought my scene would be more explicit. She was worried her scene was way smuttier than mine. She started to read, then stopped and stepped away from the mic, shaking her head.

Now that I was done with my reading, I was pretty relaxed. I felt great, in fact. My reading was done, and I was all full of adrenaline.

“If there’s dialogue in there, we could read it together,” I joked.

Little did I know there was dialogue. So I was trapped. After an extended bout of being extremely flustered, the two of us read her sex scene together, giggling like third graders all the while.

Luckily, someone caught it on tape. You can witness the glorious debacle here if you want.

All in all, it was one of my favorite readings ever. And as a bonus, I discovered I can do a southern accent if I want to. Who knew?

pat

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83 Comments

  1. CrymsynEve
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 7:55 AM | Permalink

    Lmao your look of “Oh crap!” at the beginning was awesome. Nice Southern accent. The entire video had me laughing like an idiot.

  2. Oatmeal
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 7:56 AM | Permalink

    Oh my goodness, that was great. Loved every moment. :o)

  3. Gnavin
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 7:58 AM | Permalink

    This is a hilarious video!
    I have to say you don’t have the kind of voice I imagined. And you can do a *very* good southern accent!

  4. Ent_hused
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 7:59 AM | Permalink

    Weird. I couldn’t see comments until I logged in.

  5. Mr. Browncoat
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM | Permalink

    That, I believe, was the perfect way to end an otherwise miserable day spent garrisoned in bed sick. Thank you for making me laugh even though it hurt. :)

  6. bookwyrmpoet
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM | Permalink

    oh man, absolutely hilarious. also wanted to let you know Pat that in the link to your original story about Amber Benson the picture has gone missing.

  7. myndcaster
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 8:01 AM | Permalink

    Find myself wishing the line “I’m your huckleberry” would have found their way into that reading… :) I’d have loved to hear you say that in your blushing southern drawl!!

  8. saphillips
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 8:04 AM | Permalink

    Classic.

  9. senkura
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 8:05 AM | Permalink

    That was a great reading. Far more amusing than when my mother reads sex scenes out loud from Mills and Boon books to try and embarrass me.

    Great southern accent.
    You, sir, are a spitfire too.

  10. Sir Gallager
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 8:11 AM | Permalink

    Haven’t laughed that hard in awhile, the whole video was GREAT. Amber looked awesome and you could tell you were both, yes embarrased, but also having a wonderful time. Cheers, mate.

  11. reenelk
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 8:18 AM | Permalink

    That was glorious. Now I know I am in good company, because my friends and I regularly do dramatic readings of trashy romance novels and inevitably break down giggling like ten-year-olds. You, sir, have made this sort of behavior okay.

  12. jimbg
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 8:36 AM | Permalink

    I wish to congratulate on owning what must be a rather large set of cojones. Wonderful that it was caught on tape.

  13. Crookes
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 8:37 AM | Permalink

    Thanks so much for uploading this! It was hilarious and the best possible way to start my day. :)

  14. gypsymaria
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM | Permalink

    That video just about killed me I was laughing so hard. No joke. I nearly choked to death on an M&M that I’d sucked into my windpipe.

    Oh god. So worth the pain. It took awhile for my eyes to stop watering so I could write this comment. Pat, you and Amber rock so hard. I could never read a sex scene, much less one I’d written, aloud to an audience. Hot damn. So many kudos to you both.

  15. Tager
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 8:53 AM | Permalink

    That was brilliant!
    You should be an actor.

  16. finn
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 9:31 AM | Permalink

    Fantastic reading.
    I hope you come to Scotland sometime soon.
    To quote the local neds ‘quality’.

  17. Jedi2dope
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 9:44 AM | Permalink

    Your story about the reading was cool and that you found a video of it to share even cooler. Thanks for the morning laugh, Pat.

  18. General_Disaray
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 10:10 AM | Permalink

    When I came to see the reading that night, I had no idea it would be so HOT! Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions about writing as well.

    Congratulations on your success!

  19. priscellie
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 10:13 AM | Permalink

    This currently ranks as Best Thing On The Internet.

  20. Crystal
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 10:26 AM | Permalink

    That was epic. Thanks to whoever filmed it, and thanks for sharing!

    • darkwillow83
      Posted April 20, 2011 at 11:37 PM | Permalink

      No problem, when they announced they would be reading sex scenes aout loud, I knew it had to be filmed lol.

  21. Posted April 18, 2011 at 10:27 AM | Permalink

    A true ruth performing there. Whoever is not moved to the floor laughing out loud is propably dead.
    Thanks you just made my day way better.

    I was wondering though if you would consider reading books like that one for an audience if you were not a sucessfull author? I am shure you could make a very good living of it. ;-)

    ps. Thank you so much for book 2 I love it I have already read it twice and will read it another time as soon as i find the time. Looking forward to read your blog while you work on book 3 .

  22. Widow Of Sirius
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 10:29 AM | Permalink

    GAH!!! I’m at school and my computer has no speakers and I have no headphones and GAAAAAAAH!!
    Must watch this INSTANTLY upon arriving home tonight…

  23. katelyn
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 11:11 AM | Permalink

    Haha! Cheers to you both, that is hysterical!

  24. wolfpaq777
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 11:29 AM | Permalink

    GREAT VIDEO. Had me seriously cracking up, great way to start my monday, thanks!

  25. IsaacLK
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 11:34 AM | Permalink

    Dude that was hilarious and awkward, aka awesome!

  26. Skye
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 12:39 PM | Permalink

    You realize that this video (which my husband and I watched together a when it showed up on Tor.com) has resulted in my husband sneaking up behind me at random inappropriate times to say “Hey, little lady” in a deep southern accent just to make me cackle loudly.

    This is all your fault.

  27. TowelSmileGirl
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 12:53 PM | Permalink

    That was incredible, haha. I can only imagine how awkward that would have been to do in front of all those people!

    Hey, if Sarah likes romance novels, get her the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole. INCREDIBLE books. They have the romance part down, but the plot actually has substance, and is good!

  28. SporkTastic
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 1:04 PM | Permalink

    Frickin’ Awesome!

    She seemed really sweet, if embarrassed… Too bad the video didn’t catch you reading from WMF, too. I’d like to add something about “living the dream” here, but I’m not sure I can do so and keep a straight face.

  29. Blue Iris
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 1:13 PM | Permalink

    This was great….

    But yet, my eyes kept wandering back to the way she was holding the book. Makes me cringe.

    • Sokol
      Posted April 18, 2011 at 9:22 PM | Permalink

      Thank you, Blue.

      I thought I might be the only book geek that was getting both the heebies and the jeebies watching an innocent book getting its spine broken.

      Sokol

    • Posted April 18, 2011 at 9:41 PM | Permalink

      That was the first thing I noticed…

      I hold mine like Pat was, barely opened. If you look at my shelf, you can’t even tell any of the paperbacks have been read.

    • Erzberger
      Posted April 19, 2011 at 12:43 AM | Permalink

      I don´t know. Books are meant to be read, not looked at for decorative value. I often hold my paperbacks like Amber (maybe not quite as ruthlessly, but still…).

      • dancer7887
        Posted April 19, 2011 at 1:05 AM | Permalink

        any mass market paperback is going to show a slight crack on the spine (or more) once it has been opened/read, even if it’s done gently. Unless you plan on selling the books after reading them there is no point to go out of your way to not crack the spine.
        i love when a book is well worn. i feel that it has been loved. a lot of mine are so beat up it looks like a dog chewed on them, just from the number of people they have been loaned to and the amount of use they’ve had.

        • Robertk
          Posted April 23, 2011 at 7:36 PM | Permalink

          Funny you should say that as most veteran readers believe in things like holding a paper back a certain way, but I happen to agree with the idea that wear gives a book character and spirit (not to mention nostalgia).

          Point in case my hardback copy of Name of the Wind was used so extensively green electrical tape now holds the seam together. And rest assured that my books have just as much value as any historian or librarian puts on their collections!

          Robertk

    • Sokol
      Posted April 19, 2011 at 11:48 AM | Permalink

      In the novel “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell” which I highly recommend, book murder was actually a crime.

      Egad.

  30. djoepo
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 1:18 PM | Permalink

    That was excellent! My friends and I find that reading these sorts of passages as a drinking game works best. Someone starts reading, and the first person to laugh takes a drink and then has to read. Also, old prospector voices work well.

  31. Sedulo
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 1:27 PM | Permalink

    SO funny! Did she compare the female character to a pork loin? Haw haw! Dagnabit, and consarnit that was dang amusin’!

  32. Kara J
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 1:38 PM | Permalink

    That was absolutely hilarious! Thanks for sharing it. *wanders off giggling*

  33. Constance
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 1:50 PM | Permalink

    I had so much fun, thank you and Amber for hosting this for us! I hope you got to use the Renaissance Faire tickets I gave you; and if not, I hope you passed them along to someone who did. Come out and visit LA more often!

  34. henkster
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 1:51 PM | Permalink

    Hi Patrick,

    i’m a big fan of your works. Especially i like the language in your books.
    The last years i have been lurking and finally i have something to write about.

    Great video, i like her shyness.

    In Germany there ist a book reading show “Was liest Du?” (What do you read?) on a small station, with an famous Entertainer and his guests.
    They did read the german translation of Jonathan Troppers book “How to talk to a widower”. Didn’t read the book, but i like Ina Müller the guest, a lot. I hope you understand the context.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O7jYOOIsuo

  35. Meggish
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 2:04 PM | Permalink

    This was the best reading I’ve ever been to; seriously, I laughed so hard I cried. AND I got to explore Skylight Books AND eat at Juicy Burger. What’s not to love? Come back anytime.

  36. ickle_tayto
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 2:12 PM | Permalink

    I’m more than just a little bit in love with Amber right now.

  37. Synjen
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM | Permalink

    I have been a silent lurker of your blog for the last 2 years.. After seeing this video, I had to register to just say… That was F@#KING Priceless! I laughed out loud no less then a dozen times during that reading.

  38. Athena
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 3:03 PM | Permalink

    My dear fluffy lord. That was hilarious! My boyfriend and I went to your reading up in Powell’s for your past tour, and you had us practically in tears there. But, this…I had tears rolling down my face! I love Amber Benson, and it was great seeing her being all shy and silly and serious at turns!

    Is Sarah enjoying her book, I wonder?

  39. jasonsexton2010
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 3:14 PM | Permalink

    This is amazing. I couldn’t stop laughing. Trying to manage to take a drink of pepsi while watching the video was a mistake.

  40. Posted April 18, 2011 at 3:48 PM | Permalink

    Very fun. Thanks for sharing. :)

  41. redcrest
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 4:10 PM | Permalink

    OMG. I… am dying of suppressed laughter. XD Definitely wasn’t a good idea to try watching this at work. ^^;;;

    But I’ve gotta say–how brave of you to come to Amber’s rescue, volunteering to read with her like that! And you managed to stay amazingly composed through all of it~ Serious props, Pat–you looked friggin’ COOL. *__*

    And, uh, no offense to Amber, but your sex scenes seem to be a bit more, uh… substantial than hers? ^^;; (at least, judging from that example) I would definitely take a VashetxKvothe scene over Random-Rapey-Walking-Cliche-Cowboy (he wears a cowboy hat on the subway…? ^^;;;; ) x Ms. Lets-Some-Guy-Do-Her-on-a-Dirty-Subway-Platform (eww) any day! Granted, I’m falling pretty madly in love with Vashet, so I’d probably take a VashetxAnyone sex scene over must anything else right now. ^^;;;;;

  42. ti_ane
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 5:49 PM | Permalink

    I think I may have to change my custom of reading Pat’s blog, first thing after logging in at work.
    How do you explain chocked laughter and tears of hilarity to your collegues?
    I’m sorry but there is no good explaination

    • Little My
      Posted April 19, 2011 at 7:48 AM | Permalink

      You tell them it was their emails about the latest project that were so funny.

  43. s.petry
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 5:51 PM | Permalink

    It was a blast to listen to, I’m sure it was more fun to be there. If not more uncomfortable. Thanks for sharing the moment, and thanks to Amber also.

  44. QWOPtain Crunch
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 7:41 PM | Permalink

    Hilarious reading. It’s great to see the two of you up there reading material. I enjoyed listening to your southern drawl! It’s better than some of the peoples’ down here.

  45. slick447
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 9:53 PM | Permalink

    As a native of Louisiana I must say your southern accent was pretty convincing. With a little work and some camouflage clothes you could blend in with some locals no sweat haha. Great post Pat.

  46. mehawk
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 10:34 PM | Permalink

    Laughed my ass off, thank you.

    I saw an article that said when interviewing older people they almost always regretted the things they did not do, but rarely the things they did. One more regret avoided.

  47. Vinny K
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 11:46 PM | Permalink

    This right about made my month, I think. I laughed so hard I cried! By the way, you should use that southern drawl all the time. Honestly, you did that so well you’d think you had rehearsed it. It was eerily good… Anyway, thank you for sharing what was probably your most uncomfortable experience this year, it was friggin hilarious.
    May fortune smile upon you.

    ~Vinny K~

  48. heavyjeffd
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 12:02 AM | Permalink

    Freakin’ hilarious. I was dying watching that.

    Good show, Pat. ;)

  49. bigtheta
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 12:28 AM | Permalink

    Does anyone know how to clean snot of a monitor screen?

  50. Green Man
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 1:32 AM | Permalink

    Too funny! Thanks for posting the video (and thanks also to the anonymous camera person :-)

  51. May
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 5:38 AM | Permalink

    Oh man, I laughed sooo hard!!! xD
    Thanks to the one who made the video!
    Can’t wait that you – hopefully – come to Germany some time, Pat! I would absolutely love to go to one of your readings myself. It seems to be pretty funny…

  52. ripshin
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 8:35 AM | Permalink

    Pat,

    Not sure if your stilling reading comments this long after the post and this far down the line, but, if so, you should seriously check out the woot shirt for today (http://shirt.woot.com/)…

    rip

  53. Ryan
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 9:49 AM | Permalink

    Dear Pat,

    I am a long time follower of your blog and first time commenter. Like Synjen, I needed to register and comment on this priceless video! It was a very large mistake to try and watch this while my roommate and his girlfriend were asleep 10 feet away from me. You are, without a doubt, one of my top three favorite people. Good on you Sir!

    Ryan

  54. Melody
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 1:05 PM | Permalink

    Brilliant job Pat!!! I’m so proud of you!!!

    In other news, I reccommend Jacqueline Carey’s novel – Kushiel’s Dart. Well written sex scenes in there too.

  55. LaisLindsay
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM | Permalink

    OK, that was totally, hilariously EPIC! I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time…or felt such an acute sense of vicarious embarassment. As always, Mr. Rothfuss, you are the embodiment of awesomeness, but I have to say Amber Benson wins the AWESOME award this go ’round for overall hotness and a delightful giggle.

  56. slowlearner
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 2:12 PM | Permalink

    Pat,
    Having been at the reading, I must say it was hilarious, and I loved hearing you read the bit from WMF. So glad you posted the video, as I can now show my wife, who laughed when I recounted how you said “good girl.”
    I keep trying to match the breathy way you say it, but maybe I need to grow my beard a bit longer…
    Slightly off topic,in answer to one of the questions at the reading, would you qualify Lies of Locke Lamora as “Urbic” Fantasy?

  57. FantasticBastard
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 4:39 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat…long time reader (your books and blogs, in addition to tea leaves…and one of those isn’t true), first time commenter.

    Question…you planning on putting any thoughts up about the new HBO adaptation of “Game of Thrones”? I just finished watching the first ep, and I’ve got to say that a) it’s pretty damn good and b) it’s impressive to see a fantasy novel (and the series, ultimately, one hopes) getting this kind of serious, intensive television treatment. Would be curious as to whether you’re watching and/or what your thoughts are.

    Cheers.

  58. Bruno Justo
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 7:04 PM | Permalink

    Awesome blog Pat, I really like your entries. I didn’t watch the vid yet but I’m expecting literal “lol” momento =)

    Keep it up, and please work in your next book. You may know, but in asoiaf’s forums we’ve been discusing TWMF. Here’s the link if you want to check it out, it’s awesome: http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/topic/48303-wise-mans-fear-ii-spoilers/page__st__20

  59. Posted April 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM | Permalink

    well, I forced myslef to read this blog cause my one and only husband so crazy about “THE PATRICK ROTHFUSS”. I want to understand his world you know, still, it is very hard for me. he just cacao talk(which is a twitter for Korean) me to read this post and he had belly laugh in SEOUL SUBWAY, you might don’t know about the SEOUL subway around this time It is like “the big packed lasagna” Again, crab, I lost. you won.( I appology that I always call you “fussfuss” because I’m a Korean who can’t totally well understand the English and also for you to have existence huge part of my husband live.) I never knew that I have to jealous big beard guy for my husband. well, good job. If you can come to Korea, Please let us know, I will give you a punch, and he will give you every thing.( I mean everything… hate to admitㅠ_ㅠ)

  60. Dulcet
    Posted April 20, 2011 at 10:45 AM | Permalink

    Oh man. That’s gotta rank somewhere in the all-time best posts/vids ever.

  61. Posted April 20, 2011 at 2:40 PM | Permalink

    Absolutely amazing video! Congrats on the Accent. :D

    This video made me laugh so much it hurt, Hope everything is going well! Thanks for everything you have done, and take your time with the book, enjoy time with your family we can all wait!

    I have been following your blog for ages, but have only recently made an account, as I couldn’t find where to create one… Lol.

    I can’t stop reading your books, and have bought all your t-shirts and as soon as I get paid, I will definately get the Signed Draccus poster!

    All the Best!

  62. txpatfan
    Posted April 20, 2011 at 4:09 PM | Permalink

    To quote Jane from Firefly…..I’ll be in my bunk.

  63. rappy7
    Posted April 20, 2011 at 4:54 PM | Permalink

    Who’s this young man you speak of?

  64. jaimo
    Posted April 20, 2011 at 7:25 PM | Permalink

    I went to see Deepak Chopra speak in Boston. It was hosted by a yoga convention. I was easily outnumbered by women 50:1.

  65. LaGeG
    Posted April 20, 2011 at 10:42 PM | Permalink

    The reading was truly funny, its interesting to watch full grown men and woman snickering like schoolgirls when talking about sex still Great Enojoyment

  66. LaGeG
    Posted April 20, 2011 at 10:53 PM | Permalink

    Also, before I forget. I doubt you will read this but i’d like to ask you anyway. What advice would you give an aspiring author who wants to be able to write a story that they can look back on in 10 years and be proud of themselves. I know it hasn’t been 10 years since you wrote TNOTW but from my own experience and the general reaction i’ve seen with your book I am more then willing to grant you the opportunity to answer this prematurely.

  67. Liam
    Posted April 21, 2011 at 1:39 AM | Permalink

    Hahahah oh man that was amazing. I vacillated between wildly giggling and cringing in reflected awkwardness. Can’t even imagine how tough it must have been to read through a sex scene you’d written in front of an audience. Great southern drawl.

    (Also I meant to post this comment earlier, but saw that there was exactly 69 comments and couldn’t bring myself to ruin it :P)

  68. David Goodman
    Posted April 21, 2011 at 1:50 AM | Permalink

    OK Pat…… your’s and Amber’s ongoing mission is to ……… organise a SciFi/Fan Con and a Romance con IN THE SAME HOTEL AT THE SAME TIME !! It’ll be like matter and anti-matter meeting …… don’t cross the beams !! etc

    Maybe the readers of “ravished by a viking” will settle for a date with a Klingon ?

    Seriously though… (well not that seriously)…. it was really interesting to see how you handled sex scenes differently. Ambers were Fantasy sex sent in the real world, yours was more real sex set in a Fantasy world. OK maybe Felurian was a little on the fantasy side, but skipping over that minor inconvenience, you have awkwardness, lyricism, vulnerability, sensitivity the frustration of Kvothe failing to score with Denna yet again !! The ordinariness of Vashet strapping up her breasts before the days training. No sign of hungry nipples stiffening here.

    So you have a Romance con full of Women looking for fantasy in the real world and a sci/Fan con full of Men looking for realness in a fantasy world. Beautiful… and probably points toward something important… though I am not quite sure what it is yet.

    So lets cross the beams !! ……….. I’ll buy a ticket :-)

  69. Jsherry
    Posted April 21, 2011 at 12:27 PM | Permalink

    This video has prompted me to create a new word:
    Awksome
    def:
    1. When something is simultaneously awkward and awesome.
    2. When something is awesome because it is awkward to epic proportions

  70. Sarah
    Posted April 22, 2011 at 1:15 PM | Permalink

    What a great laugh on my day off. And, coming from a girl from South Carolina, the accent was hilarious…..like hilarious in a good way….befitting of the character? I liked the video.

  71. artoodeeto
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 5:23 PM | Permalink

    Thanks Pat for posting that video – luckily I was able to attend that reading, and it’s just as hysterically funny watching the video as it was being there! Thanks for a great memory!

  72. Ehran
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 10:31 PM | Permalink

    Amber Benson clip from Superanatural

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipv94nxSNTU

  73. Romulocks
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 11:44 AM | Permalink

    So uh….I think you meant to say that you CAN’T do a southern accent if you want to.
    Come on now Pat, you were in Lexington how long ago? a month and a half? And thought we sounded like that? ;)

    All in jest – good attempt – but needs some polishing on the draw. It’s all in how you do the draw.

  74. Romulocks
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 11:45 AM | Permalink

    And I know the word is drawl…
    …sort of an onomatopoetic kinda thing.

  75. sarahem
    Posted May 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM | Permalink

    This is a gem and a half. Exactly what I needed amidst packing and finals.

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