Overheard at RT

Convention attendee: There’s a full moon tonight for the vampire ball!

Convention attendee to Mr. Romance contestant: Will you kiss my picture with lipstick?

Convention attendee dressed as fanged fairy: Oh yeah, I got my teeth at the RT shop.Same place I got my mask for the ball.

Convention attendee: Don’t drink that.You don’t know where it’s been.

Mr. Romance contestant #1: I’m a model and dancer.
Mr. Romance contestant #3: I’m a model.
Mr. Romance contestant #2 Jimmy Gaskin: I analyze engineering data for an energy company trying to locate new sources.
Sarah: Cool.


Romantic Times

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  1. 1
    veinglory says:

    Robert Gellis seriously rocks.

  2. 2
    veinglory says:

    Well bugger, I replied to the wrong post.

  3. 3
    Wryhag says:

    Mr. Romance contestant #2 Jimmy Gaskin: I analyze engineering data for an energy company trying to locate new sources.

    That’s what I like in men: beauty and brains.  Oh, and big titties.  And a spankable ass.

  4. 4
    Estelle Chauvelin says:

    …I don’t even need to see them; I’d vote for contestant #2.

    Verification word: shown72.  Even if I were shown 72 of them, I’d probably still vote for him (unless one of the others had an even better response).

  5. 5
    talpianna says:

    Casting my vote for Paul Tolmé here.

    WV: record78—yes, I still have a few.

  6. 6
    Esri Rose says:

    Wryhag: Are you at the conference? I sense a certain joi de vivre. :D

  7. 7
    Esri Rose says:

    Ooh, Jimmy’s cute! He can locate my new sources. (Just kidding, Angel Joe!)

  8. 8
    Shannon says:

    I love that, of all the contestants, he has on the most clothing. Just proves that mantitties do not always win the day.  Now, mantitty with brains.  mmmmhmmm!

  9. 9
    joanne says:

    [quote“]I get books from Australia because England sucks.”

    I sure that’s not right but it made me laugh. And laugh some more.

  10. 10
    jayhjay says:

    OK, this one is a riot!

    “How do you like your heroes?”
    “Medium rare?”
    “Yes, hard alpha coating with a gooey beta center, and a tortured ripple.”

  11. 11
    Laura says:

    I love the “Fried is my favorite flavor.” It’s basically the unofficial motto of the Texas State Fair, home of chicken fried bacon among others.

  12. 12
    Laughingrat says:

    These are all awesome, but <3 that last one.

  13. 13
    Gin says:

    Many, many thumbs-up for that last one.

    And everything is most definitely better with bacon.

    (Ha! My security word is “process69”!)

  14. 14
    Leanne says:

    Love this post!  It was hilarious!

  15. 15
    T. L. Haddix says:

    Chicken Fried Bacon?  Wow.

    Love that last one.  Gives me faith in humanity.  I needed that today.  Thanks!

  16. 16
    Limecello says:

    The very last is my favorite too – perfect “what would you do” segment/material. And… even though I wasn’t following the hashtag or anything I have a pretty good idea of who said some of those lines :P

  17. 17
    Sarah W says:

    Another vote for:  “Yes, hard alpha coating with a gooey beta center, and a tortured ripple.”

    And two votes for calling security.  Damn, but that’s good to hear.

    I am so going next year, I don’t care what it takes—I’ll laugh, learn, and feel safe.  What’s not to like?

  18. 18
    Bren says:

    “I’m stuck on sausage.” < ——haha that was me!
    “That happens.”

    Golly gee shucks!  I’ve been quoted at SmartBitches. woo hoo!  My conference experience is now complete.

  19. 19

    Aloha from the USO at LAX!  RT was fabulous … and I overheard the following within an hour of my arrival:

    “We’ll have the Happy Hour Chardonnay”!

  20. 20
    smithcarry says:

    Its not the right and actual thing. By the way it creates pleasure. And think it will make laugh you all!

  21. 21
    Julie says:

    These are great!  LOL But the one about the 15 year old… @-@

  22. 22
    Chelsea says:

    Oh geez, the fifteen year old boy reading romance…that’s it’s own kind of awesome…

  23. 23

    Oh lord, was one of those mine? No, I think I said that cream makes me think of doctors.

  24. 24
    ev says:

    Those were awesome! thanks, after the day I had, I needed those!!

  25. 25
    Kristin says:

    Bwahahahahahahaha…my favorite truly was

    “How do you like your heroes?”
    “Medium rare?”
    “Yes, hard alpha coating with a gooey beta center, and a tortured ripple.”

  26. 26

    I am so proud that our Reader Event was the source for a good handful of these.

    We brought the inappropriateness front and center. For a good time, call Courtney Milan, Victoria Dahl, and Tessa Dare.

  27. 27
    Zoe Archer says:

    Wow, I made the list! Twice! It’s not difficult coming up with good material when Sarah’s around. The woman is a fertile field for inappropriate comments.

  28. 28
    Milena says:

    For years now, I’ve been using a quote found in a SBTB comment as my sig. (The one about blaming Hemingway.) Now I’m tempted to replace it with that hero quote, especially since it pretty much describes my preferences, too.

  29. 29
    Amber says:

    My favorite one was

    “If a romance book came with a pop out penis, I wouldn’t need a man”

  30. 30
    JoyK says:

    Lordy, I have got to go to RT for the conversations alone!  I laughed a lot but was especially proud of you guys for calling hotel security.  There’s a TV show where they have actors play a scene in a coffeeshop or similar public setting to see if someone will intervene.  For all the talk about not getting involved someone (very often women) steps up to the plate to intervene in a bad situation so I’m not particularly surprised that the smart women (and men) who attend RT would help out in this situation.  We can all too well imagine a truely awful outcome if we didn’t.

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