Monday, August 30, 2010

NO LONGER TEAM GALE OR PEETA

In a previous post, I mentioned a new man in my life and some of you asked about him. I could ramble about how spectacular Prince Perfect is for endless pages, but instead, I'll share a book related story...

Last week was Mockingjay Day. It fell on a rainy Tuesday. Tuesdays I'm stuck in the office all day, so I couldn't rush out as soon as Borders opened and buy my copy. I had to wait until after work. A depressing thought considering that morning people were tweeting and emailing that they had their copy and had started reading.

But then, around 10am, the door to my office opened. Standing there in the doorway, against a backdrop of gray clouds and pouring rain, was Prince Perfect--holding a brand new copy of Mockingjay. I didn't think anything could look more gorgeous than the baby blue book I'd been waiting months for, but Prince P took my breath away. (He does that a lot.)

He said he didn't want the store to sell out while I was at work, and he didn't want me driving around in the rain to buy it. He also wrote a sweet personalized message on the jacket flap.
*insert dreamy sigh here*
What did this thoughtful gesture prove? That Prince P gets me. He listened when I said I was excited about Mockingjay Day. He supports my love of books (and writing). He goes out of his way to show he cares. Those are just a few of the many reasons I'm thankful he's in my life.

The book was was good, but I found myself forgetting whether I was team Gale or Peeta. Because now, I'm team Prince P all the way. I couldn't write a more perfect hero, and believe me, I've tried.

40 comments:

  1. That's ridiculously sweet! Best way to start my morning. Men like that are the ones to keep--they just keep getting sweeter. :)

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  2. Aww, that is so sweet! I can't wait to hear more about Prince P! - G

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  3. how SWEET! :) you go Team Prince P. lol

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  4. Karen, that is so sweet and lovely. It's made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And now that you've got a perfect hero, maybe you'll be able to write one too - write what you know, and all that. ;)

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  5. Aw, that's wonderful! Men like that are hard to come by, so you're lucky to have found your prince:)

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  6. When the last Harry Potter came out I drove my wife and daughter to a bookstore that was having a midnight release party, and waited for two hours for them each to buy a copy of a series I had never read (and still haven't). Some of us fella's get it right every now and then.

    You found one of us. I'm happy for you!

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  7. I. LOVE. Prince P :) He's so freaking coooool! And I love that you blogged about how sweet he is <3 *swoon*

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  8. Awww, that is wonderful! I think you have a keeper...

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  9. Aw, that's way cute <3

    Does Prince P have a brother, perchance?

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  10. Alexandra, He DOES have a brother. A twin actually, But said twin is taken by a very sweet girl, so I'll have to put you on the waiting list. ;)

    And yes, everyone, I agree. Prince P is a keeper.

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  11. Since you are an amazingly sweet Princess yourself, I think the Prince is lucky, too. I'm so happy for you. This sounds like a beautiful match. Sometimes dreams do come true.

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  12. Aren't men the best sometimes? Sometimes. *wink*

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing that moment with us. Sometimes I need to be reminded there are real men out there, men with qualities like the heroes in our books (I work in a man's world pretty much, and I get to see all the stuff you don't really want to know about men).

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  14. PS--don't get me wrong. I've got a good man. He's just been two states away from me for over two years now ;)

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  15. Awww! ♡ Yay! I'm so happy for you. :)

    My husband is STILL like that, even after 15 years. He even brings me coffee in bed every single morning before he goes to work and sends me love poems. Good guys exist.

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  16. Awww. That is so sweet!!! I just love hearing those stories- it totally reminds me of a romantic comedy scene. As much as you loved his gesture, I"m sure it was even more rewarding for him to see the look on your face as you saw what item he held in his hand. It's always so fun to do something special/out of the blue for someone else. I can't wait to hear more stories about Prince P.

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  17. Whoa, whoa, who's this P guy? LOL I really AM out of the loop. :-) He sounds amazing though. Buying you a book...yep, that's big.
    So, I heard negative reviews. Loved Hunger Games but I'm afraid to read more and be disappointed.

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  18. Sounds like a man I could get behind! So glad you have Prince P in your life. :)

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  19. You ARE lucky to have Prince P in your life right now. I hope he stays for a very long time. I also hope we might get the chance to chat about him face to face. I've got your number and will call when I'm in town on Saturday ;-)

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  20. Oooooh! How "perfect" is that? He sounds like a keeper.

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  21. Oh my gosh, that is such a sweet gesture! I love P too, and I don't even know him. He supports your writing and love of books, and that's golden. Keep him!

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  22. Sweet story! Def. one of the more uplifting posts about Mockingjay!

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  23. Dude, I'm also on Team P. He's so swoonworthy. Love him. Love you. The two of you together are just perfect.

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  24. Aw! Color me Team Prince Perfect, a perfect team for a perfect match. Be happy!

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  25. Wow that's amazing! That's incredibly amazing you found your Prince Perfect... are there more out there? lol

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  26. Hey there, came acros your blog while looking for blogs for my seven,seven,seven page hope that you dont mind me adding in your greatness to my page with a little shout out. Feel free to take a look comment and follow if you so wish.
    Be great to here from you over at I see you See.
    Hope that you're having an ace Saturday afternoon.

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  27. That is such a sweet story! Love it! He sounds like a definite keeper. :)

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  28. Here from KarenG's barbeque. YOu have a cool blog here M.T. I'm a follower now. Also, FWIW, your boyfriend sounds like a keeper.

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  29. Yea for Prince P! It's wonderful to have someone who gets you.

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  30. What a nice BF.
    I am way behind on the Hunger Games reading race. I still need to read book #2! Right now I am totally into Nancy Werlin's YA thrillers--ever read one? I highly recommend any of her books.
    Happy Labor Day!

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  31. He's such a sweetie. I'm so glad you've finally found your prince. :)

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  32. Aw, so cute! And you know what's funny is that I wasn't really team Peeta or Gale throughout the series, mainly because I felt like there were larger things going on and it wasn't a central point of the story. But I will admit that I still liked those parts of the story :)

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