Our exchange for your (my) amusement:
Dear Ms. Reader,
I have, indeed, lurked around your site and have perused your copious notes on our recent meeting. I am uncertain whether to be flattered or frightened, so let me say that I am “flattened” by your coverage.
I must note, however, that your version of events mentions various twenty dollar bills, which mysteriously are not in my possession. Perhaps this is not the proper time to mention that my roof is currently being repaired in a most expensive manner.
Thank you for your support. If not for bloggers such as yourself, incessantly googling myself would be far less rewarding.
P.S.: My wife would like to ensure that I give your husband my best.
Thank you very much for your response. If you have no objection, I will post it on my site, sans email info. Apparently, you left out the line “MotherReader is the funniest blog I have ever read. You need to write books!” so I will fix that before posting. ;-)
Perhaps I may have used a touch of exaggeration for comedic value ’cause it’s all about the funny but I truly am a fan. Your books are spot-on perfect, and you are a wonderful speaker. That said, please do not be frightened. I have not been issued a restraining order for three months now (a personal best!), so you and your lovely family are totally safe.
I hope that you’ll stop by my blog again for un-Mo-related material. It’s said in the biz (is there a blogger biz?) that I write some pretty witty stuff. Thanks for being a good sport.
Your pal (back at you),
P.S.: My husband sends his regards to you as well. On the heels of my quasi-obsessive posts, he made a lovely little poster for our poker night of antes and blinds, titled “Don’t Let the Pigeon Play Poker.” I am sure he would be happy to send it your way. In fact, I’m not sure that I could stop him from doing so.
Rock on, MotherReader.
Good luck on your 48 hr thingie.
P.S.: Final plug: Lane Smith just posted a cool vid of our 45 Minute Mural on his site.
Mo, my pal, for what it is worth from little ol’ me, consider it plugged.