Well, GK had one of those moments.
See, last night I was taking part in an online chat for agents and editors. I'd gone over to my friend's house, one of the other agents on the panel, because--well, because there's only one company in Brooklyn that provides internet, and they're well aware of that fact--it would seem that it's company policy that everyone goes home at the sighting of a single raindrop.
So I lugged my laptop in the rain over to her house. Then it was time for us to practice the chat beforehand, and my wireless wouldn't configure. I was getting really nervous.
I hijacked my friend's computer, wrote, "Hi! This is GK! We have gingerbread, gummi bears, and chocolate-covered espresso beans!" (We did. They were delicious. But the gingerbread was, at that writing, still just a mix.)
My internet still wasn't connecting, and I started to worry. After all, I'd gotten the Blue Screen of Death just a few hours before. What if I couldn't connect at all?!
"And my INTERNET WON'T EFFING CONFIGURE!" I all-caps yelled.
"Um, GK?" one of the moderators said. "You do realize everyone can see this?"
So, 400+ attendees now know that 1) I eat too many sweets, and 2) I say "effing"--yes, just like that--when mad.
Good times, good times.
* For a good gingerbread, call--no, just kidding. Make the TJ's gingerbread mix, then sautée some sliced strawberries with sugar and cinnamon to taste. Be sure to use enough butter that there is a sort of buttery, sugary, cinnamon-y liquid left over. Pour over gingerbread while it's still warm, and serve immediately.