So very, VERY smug!
Several weeks ago, in comments on arcaedia's journal, logrusboy admired the cover for FIREBIRD DECEPTION, saying he "could almost make myself buy a romance for that Dermody cover..."
This was followed by me saying they were spy novels, and him saying:
Hrm... Maybe if I moved the price sticker to cover the publisher's logo...or arranged to get an autographed copy inscribed something like this:
It's not a romance, it's a [favorite epithet here] spy thriller! Get over your insecurities about your manhood and read my [another favorite epithet here] book already, you [yet another favorite epithet here]!
Love and kisses,
For the last several weeks, we've been going around on how he might be so lucky as to get a copy thus enscribed. Now, when I say, "going around," what I mean is, he's been pleading and I've been putting him off, because I went behind his back and, via arcaedia and tryslora, got his address and sent him a copy of the book, inscribed *exactly* as he requested. He did not, as he hoped, get to find out what my favorite swear words were, but that's what you get for being specific. :)
He got the book yesterday.
*howls and dances around gleefully* I am SO. VERY! SMUG!
*HOWLS* I have email from him:
I was delighted to receive your present. It was very thoughtful and, although all the clues were crystal clear in retrospect, completely unexpected. You, arcaedia, and tryslora got me good, and I congratulate and thank you. One day, I may even forgive the lot of you.
Love and Kisses,
*laughs until she cries with glee* *beam*