Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Some of you may have noticed a countdown on the left of my blog page so, before it reaches zero and does whatever it does when it reaches zero (not sure what, so you're advised to stand well back), I thought I better provide an explanation on the off-chance that any of you were curious.

The countdown is counting down to 1:45pm on Saturday when I'll be arriving in America to visit my writing buddy A Blog In The Rough who's kindly invited me over (check out her blog for a far better post about this and a far better countdown).

Anyway, if you've already read her post, you'll have already heard the story of how we met online when we participated in National Novel Writing Month last year, and got on like a house on fire (more recently, having discovered we're mutually attracted to each other, like a very mushy house on fire). While it's the antithesis of the glib superficiality that I aim for with this blog, I'll just put my heart on my sleeve and say that over the last seven months as I've come to know her, I've come to like her more and more and more and more (and more besides) until finally all that like bubbled over and she's now the first person I think about when I get up in the morning and also when I go to bed at night (not to mention all those hours in between). I think the world of her and I'd cross the world for her.

Of course I've yet to meet her, and things may change, but for now I'm sat here looking at my countdown, watching the days, the hours, the minutes, and the seconds go down. I don't know what will happen when it reaches zero, and we finally meet, but I can't wait to find out.


PennyLane said...

My heart just melted ;)
Good luck! Safe travels to the states!

Thom said...

I read that last night on her blog and am so excited for the both of you Mark. I think that's just great. I hope it is all what you expect. I'm so anxious to hear how things go. She's like a little giddy school girl :) This is going to be a great romance story I bet. Aloha my friend :)

Mimi Lenox said...


That is totally awesome!!!! Have a great trip and God speed to both of you. And now a public service announcement....

I've noticed that you play a few other memes in the blogosphere. I really enjoy your answers! I'd like to invite you to play The Queen's Meme every Tuesday with Mimi Queen of Memes.

The fun begins next week on July 14, 2009. I will send another reminder to everyone on Monday.
The Queen's Meme

I hope you will join us!
Mimi Lenox

The Bumbles said...

Well I'll be damned! Enjoy your visit to the States - I'll be thinking of you when your heart is in your throat and your stomach is doing flips when your plane touches down. A braver soul than this Bumble that's for sure. Maybe some day you'll be able to write the next great love story.

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Many thanks for the nice comments.

Penny - Yeah, my heart's been doing that recently too. Thanks for the well wishes.

Thom - Aloha, and many thanks for commenting on both our blogs.

Mimi - Thanks for the kind words, not to mention the invite. I'll be try and check out your meme next Tuesday, vacation permitting.

The Bumbles - I'm sure I'll enjoy the visit, thanks. Not sure about writing the next great love story (hopefully I'll be too busy living it).

Tilli said...

YESS!!! Oh my gosh, I read this and now I cannot stop grinning (my face HURTS). I hope it all goes amazingly, I am so utterly ecstatic for the both of you =)

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Thanks for stopping by, Tilli; really appreciate your comments. The face thing must be contagious; I can't stop grinning either.