5.04.2016

THE TERMINAL

Something traumatic happened this week and I don't know that I'm ready to talk about it yet but I'll try.

Okay...here it goes.

On Monday I spent 13 hours and 45 minutes at Chicago's O Hare airport.

....wait for it......

with a THREE AND A HALF YEAR OLD!!!!


It turns out the 2004 film, The Terminal, where Tom Hanks lives in the airport is a very realistic plot, the only difference being it's not a cute lil rom com but a f@cking horror movie.

Make yourself at home.

Our Spirit flight that was supposed to take off at 9am got delayed for a bunch of hours and eventually cancelled which was the reason for our new living arrangement. I jumped on Orbitz and booked the only other flight leaving for Houston that day but it didn't leave until 9pm that evening. #Neat


The first ten hours I think I held it together really well. There is an amazing playground in Terminal 2 and I was truly just grateful for that as opposed to being frustrated by the situation. I also met a fellow mom there who was traveling for a funeral and that helped me keep perspective. 

The last four hours were more of a struggle. 
Macy's ice cream cone comes to mind.
  
Specifically, when she smeared it across the window.

Or when this seemingly nice woman came up to me and whispered in my ear, 
"Honey, I don't want to embarrass you but your sweater is on inside out" and pointed to my tag.

I thanked her graciously and pretended like this was new information to me but by that point I'd already openly sobbed in public like three times. It was going to take a lot more than an inside out sweater to embarrass me. In fact, the only real thoughts I had about my sweater at that point were in regards to its functionality as a noose.

The original Terminal concludes with Tom Hanks returning to his fictional country of Krakozhia after making out with Catherine Zeta Jones. Macy and I's ending was less interesting as we didn't get to kiss anyone and rolled into my very real apartment complex after 1am. 


THE END

(But not really because I'm still experiencing symptoms of PTSD.)



PS - Last week I was interviewed on From Prosecco to Plaid about my new book, From J to Z.   Head over here if you're interested in reading that!



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4.27.2016

FLEA STYLE'S FUN LAUNCH PARTY

My company Mad Meg is doing the press and promotion for Flea Style, an upscale flea market with over 75 vendors, coming to Houston's Silver Street Studios next Saturday - May 7th. 
There was recently a launch party for the event at ManReady Mercantile, one of my favorite stores in Houston, and one of the vendors going to be at the respective flea market!

Left: Buy your tix to Flea Style here!
Right: My Account Managers, Whitney (left) and Alyssa.

Just me being myself, unfortunately.

The party was super fun and cool not only because there was a cotton candy machine there but it definitely helped.

Alyssa and Whitney with Manready owner,Travis, who later took us into his workshop and showed us a few things. He's like a hotter, hipster Santa Claus that one!

Whacha doin Whit!?


The Dream Team y'all!
Team Flea Style with Team Mad Meg.

Come shop til you drop with us next Saturday, May 7th.
More details below;

See ya there!


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4.21.2016

BRAND YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: CHIPPER THINGS

Guys!!! My dear friend, Becky Simpson, launched her new website this week consisting of her art, stationary, and lifestyle products. Below are my four of my favorite things from her site, Chipper Things.



Becky's work is as cute and funny as she is.  Seriously. 
I'll prove it with my favorite picture of us.

This was when Becky and I first met by being paired up to do a presentation together at a blogging conference as we were both first time authors. (And still brunettes.)

We have collaborated a few times since then including an event at Blue Willow Book Shop.
                                  (Watch the video from that! I just did and got really emo.) 

Congratulations to Becky. Despite having already having experienced so much success in her career (her 2nd book, The Roommate Book, is out this August!) and my personal fave accomplishment of hers, a commissioned flowchart for the Man Repeller, I know that she's just getting started and will some day be as famous as Kim Kardashian West.


XO,
Megan

P.S. Calling all Moms in Houston! Join me at this on Saturday. It's going to be super fun and educational.


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4.18.2016

GREETINGS FROM A MONSOON

Don't be fooled by these pictures guys. They were taken last week.

Houston is currently DROWNING

Schools are closed. 

 Roads are closed. 

Airports are closed - meaning my flight to CO today was cancelled. =(

 And look at this guy.

video

Now that's a case of the Mondays.

I'm bummed about my flight but - perspective, people. 

So yeah, I'll deal with cancelled flight.


How are we feeling about my jumpsuit?
It's c/o Tobi as were this dress and these cut-offs. 
If you're just hearing of Tobi for the first time now, rude, clearly you haven't been
reading my blog.  But better late than never because the entire site is 50% off
today with code SPLASH50 so go on and get yours. 

Just a little side skin to keep things interesting.


Thanks  Lauren Beatty Photography for the pics!

And thanks Tobi for the jumpsuit! Check out their Rompers and Midi Dresses too guys - lots of good stuff here!


My fellow Houstonians - stay safe today and hopefully you're more prepared for this monsoon, food wise, than Mace and I. There's a lot of peanut butter in our future.
Is there an over/under on what time we think Pizza Hut might re-open?

Everyone else, keep it real. 

P.S. If you haven't bought my new children's book yet and want to feel free to do so here.


4.14.2016

FROM J TO Z GIVEAWAY - CELEBRATING ITS RELEASE!!!

My newest book, From J to Z - The Shawn Carter Story, has officially been released and is available on Amazon!

HIP HIP HOORAY!

May America's youth start learning about the amazingness that is the Jigga Man immediately!

To celebrate I'm giving away a signed copy to one of you readers with no conditions or caveats attached. 

(Though if you wanted to leave a review of the book on Amazon or post about it on Facebook I'd be eternally grateful.) 

Simply leave your email address in the comments and your good to go! Tell your friends!
Giveaway closes Sunday, April 17th at midnight.


HOV!



About the Book
From J to Z - The Shawn Carter Story is the unauthorized biography of world famous rap legend, Jay Z. Growing up in the early 80s in Brooklyn's crack infested projects, Shawn Carter's childhood was one of hard knocks. Yet upon committing to his talent he became on of the most successful artists to date. Jay Z is a self-made man and his story is an inspirational example of the American dream. Like Jay Z's music, this beautifully illustrated tale is written in rhyme and double entendres, making it a favorite of kids and parents alike.

//photo by Rocio Carlon//


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4.11.2016

SHORT SHORTS WITH TOBI

How do we feel about my new cut offs c/o Tobi
I admit their a bit more "Coachella" then mid 30's mom but should the
opportunity arise to go the festival this month I'm prepared.
All I'd need is some crop tops, a variety of drugs, and I'm ready to go.
(Though I kinda want the shirt regardless and the drugs.)
Holler.
And let's talk about my clutch because I'm pretty proud of it.
It's couture and very expensive and very fancy...
JK guys! It's a pencil case from Office Depot and it costs $6.99!

Walking the concrete catwalk outside of Mad Meg headquarters.
That's our office building in the background!


Hope everyone has a good day and week!
More outfit posts with Tobi to come soon! 



PHOTO CRED // Photos by the amaze photographer Lauren Beatty who also just happens to be the Mad Meg intern. Such a renaissance woman! Go Lauren!


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4.07.2016

SAVE THE DATE: CHICAGO BOOK SIGNING FOR FROM J TO Z



Gahhh!!

My children's book, the book that has taken 62.5 years to complete, is finally coming out. From Jay to Z is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and will be officially released next week!! 

If you live in Chicago however, no need to buy online, as you can get one IRL on Sunday, May 1st at 11:30am at Building Blocks Book Store. HOV!  (I'll be announcing a Houston event soon as well.)

If you plan on joining me in Chi (yay!) RSVP here on the Greetings From Texas Facebook page so Building Blocks Toy Store can get a sense of how many jigga man fans to expect.


Excited to crip walk with you all soon.  
-Megan


About the Book
From J to Z - The Shawn Carter Story is the unauthorized biography of world famous rap legend, Jay Z. Growing up in the early 80s in Brooklyn's crack infested projects, Shawn Carter's childhood was one of hard knocks. Yet upon committing to his talent he became on of the most successful artists to date. Jay Z is a self-made man and his story is an inspirational example of the American dream. Like Jay Z's music, this beautifully illustrated tale is written in rhyme and double entendres, making it a favorite of kids and parents alike.



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