Finally, my true, actual post about New Orleans—with pictures!
Now, I stole these from everyone involved (mostly Maggie) (really just . . . all from Maggie), so there’s a good chance we’ll be getting some duplicates around the internet, but they were too good not to share, so I’m co-opting them for my own use.
First, this group shot because it is . . . representative:
(Jackson Pearce, Carrie Ryan, Tessa Gratton, me, Maggie Stiefvater)
I have to be honest—as far as work and productivity go, we really did very little. Maggie, Jackson, and Carrie gave an immensely entertaining and well-attended signing at Octavia Books on Saturday, and on Tuesday we did our touristy thing and walked around the French Quarter, checking out the voodoo shops and taking pictures of landmarks and monuments. We stayed up late and talked writing every single night, and Tess and Natalie ( ) did their patented double-spread tarot reading for anyone who wanted it (an activity that’s becoming one of my favorite friend-traditions ever).
Other than that, we hung out at the rental house, which had two porches and a porch swing and a tree house! Not to mention, a real zombie problem.
Below, the Merry Fates. This is us, people! This is so exactly us:
I am amused by our antics.
Maggie points out that no one actually laughs like this. But apparently . . . I do.
And last but not least, as many of you know, we helped Tess with a very involved Shakespeare video and had more fun than is probably right or decent:
I know she posted it last week, but I lovelovelove it, so I’m sharing it again.
I love the pictures. Especially that first one. But the entire thing sounded like immense fun. You make me want to go to New Orleans (for the gazillionth time, even though spell check says that gazillionth isn’t a word (and I think that if gazillion is a word then gazillionth should be one too). And I also like the picture of you laughing like no one laughs. These are excellent pictures.
Still can’t wait for The Replacement!
Well, *I* say gazillionth is a word (I have to, because I use it all the time).
*All picture-excellence credits go to Maggie or else to Maggie’s special guy-friend.
That is so funny!
Love the pics, it looks like you girls had a great time!
It was a blast!
I <3 the Shakespeare in Dresses. The zombie photos are like icing on the cake.
What can I say–we are dress people! Except Maggie. And D. I have watched this video so many times it’s becoming narcissistic :D
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4560595221_73ea506371_m.jpg – Love how Tessa is totally unfazed by the zombie. She’s all “dude, whatever” :-)
I, uh, didn’t know she was there! So involved in my book! ;)
Tess is hardcore! When zombiepocalypse comes, she’s on my team!
These pictures are so fun, and it’s great to see the Merry Fates together in one! Thanks for sharing.
We tried, on several occasions, to do some nice, sedate, official-looking headshots. That . . . yeah, that didn’t really work out :D
Those photos are hilarious! It definitely looks like you guys had fun. :)
Crazy fun–almost too much to be allowed!
This looks like so much fun! The zombie pics are hilarious. New Orleans is one of my favorite cities–what a perfect crazy place for a gathering!
I love the zombie pics–we have SO many, all hilarious to different degrees! I hadn’t been to NO since I was 12, so it was really fun to walk around the French Quarter.
I love the colors in the pics and I loved the video when I watched it at Tessa’s post. It makes me want to shake my head like a smiling mother with an apron on. “What in the world are these kids up to NOW?”
The colors are all Maggie–she worked her camera-voodoo!