I finally got around to checking out her website (being
This is the message that I wrote along with my friend request, "I'm a huge fan but not a scary stalker. Or even a stalker." We all know that nothing says "I'm not a stalker" like saying "I'm not a stalker", but I felt that upped my street cred and ultimate friend worthy-ness.
That was over a month ago. I figured that she had just clicked ignore on the crazy lady and that was that. Yesterday I got this in my Facebook inbox:
19 hours agoLaurie Notaro
See that?? She added me as a friend AND wrote me back! AND (and this is a very important AND) she said I'm funny! Right there in print! I'm funny! That's like having Kobe Bryant give me a high five for an assist. Or Baryshnikov tell me I really nailed that triple pirouette. I feel like a member of some super exclusive club, with a super secret handshake and super cool uniforms. Granted, she may have been high on Ambien (after all, she did have a typo on "stalk"), but I will take it anyway I can get it!! (extra exclamation point for added emphasis)
Laurie--if you ever happen to fall down the internet rabbit hole and find yourself reading this blog, I beg you, PLEASE come to North Carolina on your book tour. There are tons of Idiot Girls waiting here for you. But not scary stalkers. Or even stalkers, as far as I'm concerned :)