Only in daily Lunch Bunch e-mails would a group be discussing a bag of Doritos and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in one e-mail and 10 reply all laters, I’m some sort of a celebrity with a book tour to boot.
The group, which answers the daily question, “what did you have for lunch today?” is a lively bunch. And rarely do we refrain from poking at someone’s choice for lunch (repeat incidents of yogurt, string cheese and buddig lunch meat could make one a target quickly.)
So, when I fired back a humorous response to someone’s lunch description (which included more than just her lunch) from yesterday, I didn’t think anything of it.
Until LB Paul wrote that my quip had cracked him up and he was wondering why I’m not creating humorous television commercials for a living.
Honestly, I think they are an easy crowd, but I indulged him with a response.
Probably because no one has asked me to. What I’d really like to do is finish my memoir and get it published. Then I could pretend to be famous, go on a book tour and eat some impressive lunches across the country, follow up my first book with a second memoir – “Tales from the Lunch Bunch: Is it lunch or is it therapy?
A girl can dream…
To which everyone started asking me if they could join me on my book tour.
What book tour? I have no book tour. I have no book. All I have is a blog and no one is sending me on a tour for this anytime soon.
So I responded:
For those who wish to accompany me on my [imaginary] book tour, please fill out a request for proposal [fake] and the company [imaginary] will be in touch accordingly.
Stephanie A. Carey [Not quitting day job.]
I went to a meeting, came back and there were three or four e-mails about how I shouldn’t doubt myself and I could write a book if I wanted to. Someone else had taken the time to create this image, asking if she could go on my tour with me.
My first thought was, the Lunch Bunch has lost it.
And then I really started thinking, dang those rain boots are cute.
But then I realized that there I was being silly with my fake book tour, but all the while these people, my friends really believe in me. They even take the time to create graphics to depict my fictional future.
I’m pretty lucky to have such an inspirational bunch standing behind me. Whether or not I make it big, I have the feeling that the Lunch Bunch will be a constant role in my life for years to come.
Because sometimes when you share what you had for lunch, you end up sharing just a little bit of who you are.
What did you have for lunch today?