Monday, November 05, 2012

I'm Thankful for My Readers!


Dear Readers,

You know I love you guys, right? There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not grateful for your support and encouragement. In fact, if you were here, we’d go out for coffee. 

I'd scrounge around until I found enough change in my car, and we'd waltz in like we owned the place. You’d get something caffeinated, and I’d order green tea. Then we’d sit at a cozy little table in the corner and people-watch, whilst discussing our WIPs...

But then, out of nowhere, I’d jump up and thrust my cup in the air! You, of course, would be mortified, but I wouldn’t notice. Possessed by the attitude of gratitude, I’d climb up on my stool and… serenade you.

Yeah, I went there.

Have you ever heard the chorus of “Thankful for You”? (Skip to about 00:50) I’d use my empty cup as a microphone and do my best TobyMac impression. “I’m thankful for yooooooooooooou!” Somewhere in the middle, I’d bust out my sweet, sweet dance moves—the kind only a writer can pull off—and you’d love it. 

Or at least, you’d pretend to. Secretly, you’d record the whole thing on your phone and upload it to Youtube. Within a matter of days, you’d have a million hits on “Author Kills Career,” and the ad money would pour in. Before you knew it, you’d be able to quit your day job and write or read full-time!

That is how much I appreciate you. ;)

Love,
Carrie

80 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That was hilarious Carrie! Promise, I wouldn't put it on YouTube.

Iain said...

Can I bring ear plugs?
And, you never know, I probably would join in to show how much I appreciate your help too :o)

Meredith said...

Ha, love this! I would definitely appreciate being serenaded. :)

Julie Luek said...

I love the coffee cup as a mic image. I'm a shower-with-shampoo-bottle-mic kind of gal. This is a fortunate thing for the masses who will never hear my rendition of Aretha Franklin's RESPECT. Great blog hop idea. :)

Kyra Lennon said...

LOL, excellent post! I'll be over for my serenaded coffee as soon as I can! ;)

Lisa Regan said...

I love this fantasy! Hah hah hah.

"I’d bust out my sweet, sweet dance moves—the kind only a writer can pull off" - is that like Elaine from Seinfeld by any chance?

Hilarious! You rock.

Tara Tyler said...

that was so cool! hey, i think i could arrange a coffee hook up, neighbor! a spontaneous serenad sounds awesome!

Emily R. King said...

I'll take you up on that cup of Chai tea. :)

You're great, Carrie!

ilima said...

Out for caffeine...I'm there, with my camera phone at the ready. :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Carrie, darling, maybe you should rethink the green tea. I've heard of this happening before. Lovely, normal lady, consumes too much green and turns into a Irish Rover. There is help, dear. But you have to seek it out. Holler, I'm sure someone will hear. Ooh, the eagles are gathering. You know what that means...

JeffO said...

"You like me! You really like me!" We like you, too, Carrie.

JeffO said...

"It's like a full-body dry heave set to music!"

Morgan said...

Hahahaha... still laughing...

Carrie, you are beyond awesome.

And I love the STRENGTH countdown!!!!!!

Nancy Thompson said...

I can ALWAYS count you on you to brighten my Monday morning! You're hilarious! Just remember, there are many of us out here who appreciate you just as much!

Sherry Ellis said...

Too funny! Thanks for the serenade!

Carrie Butler said...

*Grins* Thank you, Alex. You're a good friend!

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Wouldn't that be a show? Our duet would go viral!

And no, no ear plugs allowed. :P

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Meredith! You better hope we're never at the same conference or event. I just might try it. *grins*

VikLit said...

Hee, how funny. I promise it wouldn't go on youtube ;)

Thank you for joining in the bloghop!

cleemckenzie said...

Now that's the kind of appreciation I can really get behind!

Cassie Mae said...

I'll sing it with you! And then go on for the encore I'm sure people will be begging from us ;)

Angela Brown said...

That kept me rolling. Do you need a background singer?

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! I'm with you there. The shower is my favorite place to sing.

Thank God no one hears those concerts! LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Heck yes! Come visit the states, and it'll happen. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Yes, it will be very much like Elaine's dance. *grins*

Thanks, Lisa!

Terr said...

Hi Carrie,

I'm glad I found you. I'm looking forward to getting to know more about you and your work. You're cool!

prerna pickett said...

made me laugh! Glad to know you're so grateful.

Carrie Butler said...

Heck yes! The Great Ohio Serenade is on, Tara! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Uh oh. "Butler" is kind of Irishy, anyway. Where's Mark Koopmans when we need him? He'd know a way out of this!

Maybe I'll just get decaf coffee...

*grins* Thanks for stopping by, Joylene!

Carrie Butler said...

Haha! I knew I could count on you, Ilima! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Empress King! :) Here's to hoping I really can get you a cup someday!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jeff! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Morg! ;) I cannot wait for you guys to read it!

Lydia Kang said...

As we are thankful for you! Right back atcha. ;)

Livia said...

That was hilarious, Carrie! Cute too! I'm thankful for ya, too!

I would be dancin' and singin' along with you and tell everyone who bump into us, "We met online and we've been best buds since um, last year! And we belong to the wonderful online writing community which we both love!" We would both embarrass each other! :) Hahaha

Mark Koopmans said...

I was waiting at Scarbrooks Coffee and no one showed up... probably everyone is training for the Stripper Blogfest :)

M Pax said...

That would be awesomely fun, Carrie. I'd join you for the dance and buy you a scone.

Melissa said...

If we ever meet in person, I'm holding you to it. ;)

Melissa said...

Oh, you know it! hahaha xD

Livia said...

Yeah, Mark, we are all in training for the upcoming blogfest of yours! Let's do some exercises and get pumped up! Oh yeah, let's do it! Hahaha! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Nancy! I don't know what I'd do without you guys. *hugs*

Carrie Butler said...

Anytime, Sherry! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

Natasha Hanova said...

Serenade and dancing. I like it!

Melodie said...

What are you waiting for? *holds phone camera impatiently*

Tamara said...

haha...this was really cute!! I'm a new follower btw. I'm glad I found you through the bloghop!! Very nice to meet you. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Phew! ;) Thanks, VikLit! It's been a lot of fun!

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Lee! I appreciate your appreciation. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Yes! The Cassie and Carrie duet hour! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Always! :D Hop up on a stool, Angela. We'll sing a duet!

Carrie Butler said...

Welcome, Terr! I'm glad you stopped by. :) I look forward to getting to know more about you and your work, too!

Samantha May said...

I just followed you and I already feel like we would be best friends :D

Thanks for the laugh!

Sam
Writing Through College

Carrie Butler said...

I'm glad, Prerna! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Lydia! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Livia!

Mutally embarrassing, hm? I love it! I'm sure everyone would enjoy our free concert. They'd be swaying and holding up lighters and cell phones! Haha :)

Carrie Butler said...

Why do you think I hopped up on the stool? I'm ready for the Stripper Blogfest! LOL

Talli Roland said...

Aw, what a wonderful post! I'm always up for a good serenade.

Carrie Butler said...

Now THAT would be fun! :) Thanks, M Pax!

Carrie Butler said...

You're on! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Natasha! :)

Carrie Butler said...

*stares at blinking red dot* S-Sorry, guys...

Today's performance has been cancelled due to Melodie-induced stage fright! LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Welcome, Tamara! It's nice to meet you, too. :) Thank you for stopping by!

Carrie Butler said...

It’s nice to know there’s someone else on the same (slightly deranged) wavelength. I love it! :D

Welcome, Sam!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Talli! :)

P.S. We could totally substitute coffee/tea for wine!

Carol Kilgore said...

I'd give you a 10! Great post.

Rachel Morgan said...

Hahahahahaha! Loved this! Thank you for making me laugh :-)

Livia said...

I would like to join in too! Both of you are AWESOME! Tara, you and I would have a ball together drinking caffeinated beverages and dancing and singing along with the music! :)

Lynda R Young said...

lol, Carrie! That's awesome. A Golden thank you :)

Kathleen said...

We'd both end up on YouTube, cause I'd jump on the table to dance and sing along with you;-)

Crystal Collier said...

Yay! I am super looking forward to your book's release. =)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Carol! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Anytime, Rachel! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Lynda! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Then we'd take our act out on the road. Venues might advertise the tour as comedy, but we'd refer to it as musical genius. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

That makes me so happy to hear that, Crystal! :) Thank you!

P.S. Welcome!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love that post! I would definitely bust out with I'm Thankful For You along with you!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Tyrean! :D I think we could get a sing-along going!

michelle said...

Carrie, I love this post... and your enthusiasm is infectious!
I'm a professional musician, do you think you might need somebody to work on the vocal arrangements for your sing-and-dance routine?

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Michelle!

Oh, heck yes. You are now on Team Serenade! ;)

Angela Ackerman said...

What a great post! You are such a bright light, Carrie, and we all appreciate you :)

Carrie Butler said...

Aww... thank you, Angela! :) That's kind of you to say!