Sunday, June 27, 2004

cleavage at the christies

Okay, Songbird won. I'll just get that out and be done with it. I thanked God and everybody else that night. And I still feel that way. I've never won an award before, so this was highly cool.

Phyllis Tickle spoke and she was charming and deep and fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. She's just one of those fabulous older women who are still pretty but have these . . . fabulous heads on their shoulders and they speak and you go, "Whoa, like I'll ever think fabulous thoughts like that." And of course, you say it in, like, that, like kind of voice because that's how lame you feel in comparison but you can't help but like them because there's something really authentic and Jesusy about them. I'd like to say I want to be like her when I grow up, but some things you just know aren't gonna happen. Now, if I said that about someone like Phyllis *Diller* I'd at least be within shooting distance.

So, the overriding memory of the evening for me, the action I remember doing the most, is pulling up my neckline. Honestly, friends, it was FINE in the dressing room! But I had worn a different bra, and the underwire contraption I strapped on at the awards was pushing things up that should have been left alone! So I stood and the platform, thanked the universe, cleavage haunting me the whole time. "You're Inappropriate . . . inappropriate . . . ina . . ."

So maybe the cleavage was really just some real-life, creative imagery going on there. I am inappropriate, I guess. I just was hoping it would show up more in statements of blinding, slicing brilliance and not in my brassiere!

BTW, Phyllis Tickle, as far as necklines, has much better sense than I do. Which is hardly surprising now is it?




Blogger Donna J. Shepherd said...

I kept checking. You won?? Congratulations!! For which book??

Also - where's a pic? I've got to see what you wore now!! LOL!


Devotionals by Donna

June 27, 2004 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Congratulations Lisa! Way to go!

You are a way-paver and may your cleavage lead us onward. Thank God for real Christians and real writers like you.

Love in Himm,


June 27, 2004 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Jules Quincy Stephens said...

So wait. You won for best contemporary book or best cleavage?

June 28, 2004 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I'm sure the award is well-deserved. :D

Finished "The Chruch Ladies" yesterday, the first book of yours I've read, and I loved it so much! When there's room again in our budget for books, yours will be at the top of my list! (BTW, if you ever need a personal cheerleader, I'm your woman! LOL)

June 28, 2004 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

Major congrats! In my twisted way of looking at life, if you'd stuck with the bra that kept things down where they "belong," your name wouldn't have been called to come receive the prize...This is poetic justice at its most hilarious!

(I'm a new reader here, but plan to stop in often...)

June 29, 2004 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Tom Morrisey said...

I was there. You were:

- charming,
- genuine,
- effusive,
- generous,
- warm and
- lovable (in an agape sort of way).

Note that "inappropriate" appears nowhere in this list.

Trust me, Lisa: I'm a guy, I still run at 98.6, and if there had been excessive cleavage, I would have noticed.


PS: It is so cool that you won...

June 30, 2004 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

Thanks for the congrats, you all! I took the award into the cigar shop yesterday. Only Tony was there, and I got a big hug. Very cool.

July 1, 2004 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger ragamuffin diva said...

Okay, imagine this: Me and my 7 kids and my hubby, too--we make a soul train line! The music is loud, and mama is dancing like a dervish, so proud of her friend. We are clapping, and singing, and grooving down the line. All this on YOUR behalf. We are lifting are hands, pushing it up, and shouting:
"Go Lisa! Go Lisa! Go Lisa! Go Lisa!"

Congratulations, Diva!


And, I think your cleavage will bring about revival in the land!!!!

July 1, 2004 at 10:23 PM  

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