I didn’t sleep much in Orlando, but I didn’t much care as I was having so much fun! Even on the day I had to leave, I got up early, made myself presentable and met Silver for breakfast before doing a publisher signing.
By the way–the publisher signings rock! What could possibly beat giving away free books? People wait in long lines to get into these signings. We all get settled, then someone yells out a warning that they are opening the doors, and people pour in. I think at least 10 people told me they loved witches and were excited my books were about witches. It really was fun.
Then I got to hang out with Silver for a bit longer, and my agent came over and joined us.
But alas it was time to go home. So I packed, checked out, waited for the shuttle and made it to the airport two hours before takeoff. I breezed through the lines getting my boarding pass, my luggage checked and security. Things were going great. The plane took off on time. We landed fine in Houston where I had another two hour layover. No problem. I was impressed that in spite of too much fun and not enough sleep, I seemed to be in control.
So I went to the restroom. And when I came out of the stall I began to realize…umm, was that man? In the women’s resteroom?
WHAT A WEIRDO!
Then I saw another man. A pilot. In the women’s…
OMG! I WAS IN THE MEN’S RESTROOM!
Horrified, I hauled my chubby butt out of there!! I was soooo mortified! I must have turned fourteen shades of red.
Finally, I make my connection and got home. Wizard picked me up, and on the way home I told him about “the incident.”
He laughed so hard, I think he was crying. When he could breathe again, he said “You have to put that on your blog.”
I sank back in my seat, still mortified. “Maybe. If I can bring myself to tell anyone…oh crap, you’re going to tell people, aren’t you?”
“Oh yeah. Hell yes!” Then he broke into laughter again.
Sigh…so yes, I am that dumb. I went in the men’s bathroom. I didn’t even see the urinals when I walked in. I am a dumb witch.
So anyone else dumb enough to go in the men’s bathroom? Anyone????