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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cover Story, III: Robyn and Peggy Sue, Identical Twins?

Bryan Pedas readily agreed to design my book cover. [By the way, everyone I've referred to A Beer for the Shower has thanked me. I can't say enough about Brandon and Bryan; they're incredibly kindhearted, besides being creative geniuses. Plus Peggy Sue - a special needs goat with an orthopedic shoe - administers their blog...What could possibly go wrong?]

I had one favorite photo for the cover; no others would do. Yet it posed challenges. It was cropped horizontally, not vertically; there was very little room for text, and more. Any lesser person or goat would've said, "Baah and f*k you!" But Bryan thoughtfully asked to see all the photos he had to work with, while intent on using my favorite.

"Well, okay," I told him, "but I'm embarrassed. I look like that special needs goat of yours. What's his name?"

"Peggy Sue," he replied.

I further explained that, by this time in the photo shoot, after crossing the street, and after a few chocolate blemishes on my formerly elegant wedding dress, I got drunk on chocolate - so drunk that I splashed my neck with it while aiming for my head.

After Bryan got a healthy laugh (infused with love, of course) at the photos, he promised not to show anyone. But I couldn't resist. Peggy Sue and I bore such a striking resemblance, Bryan agreed to do me yet another favor and provide artistic proof.

So here we go with the first cover-photo-reject comparison quiz question.

#1 Which one is Robyn and which is Peggy Sue?

artistic realism by Bryan Pedas

Insert Jeopardy theme music and Alex Trebek asking, "Are you smarter than a mentally challenged goat wearing an orthopedic shoe, wedding dress, pearls, and blue candy-diamond ring, who's drunk on chocolate?"

Stay tuned for Question 2 on Wed, Ques 3 on Friday, and the real thing on Monday, July 27th. 

I can't believe I'm actually going to press "Publish." Oh wait, Peggy Sue already did. She was aiming for "Delete," though. Sorry, Peggy Sue. Our photos have gone live for all the world to see. Please, oh please, may this not go viral.

Be well, my sillies. Lord knows I'm not. 

42 comments:

  1. Hmm, yes, cups of chocolate still nearly full yet spills on necks and clothing at all visible levels, while target --mouths-- are not yet achieved. As your commenter, and I have a high school diploma, I'd say there's a drinking problem. Whether viral or not is inconclusive but it's unusual to have oneself and goat share the same misquaffing pattern.

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    1. I guess I shouldn't have driven home that day, huh, Geo? Peggy Sue was more sloshed than me, so I took the keys from her.

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  2. It is a challenge. I think that the one with less chocolate spilled about its person is Robyn - who knows its value and importance. Unless she is able to absorb it through her pores, in which case I give up and declare it a draw.

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  3. No goat could love chocolate as much as you do, Robyn. I wouldn't be surprised if Peggy Sue preferred the taste of her wedding dress. Wasn't there a movie called 'Peggy Sue Got Married'?

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    1. Oh yes, you're right GB. Peggy Sue did get married. In fact, I dropped her off in Vegas after the photo shoot. She didn't tell me why, but it must've been to tie the knot to a goat dressed as Elvis.

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  4. Great that you got Bryan to do that for you, wonderful concept I must say. Hopefully it does go viral. Greetings!

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  5. lol that's awesome and the goat is such a copycat!! What's the old saying, 'mimicking is the highest form of flattery?' :)

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  6. Neither - the real Robyn would never waste good chocolate.
    Awesome stuff you guys!

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  7. Viral, hmmmm. Bwahahaha! (Everyone involved did a fantabulous job.)

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  8. hahahaha!!!!! I love you!!!! Peggy Sue is just too adorable. And so are you!

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  9. Excellent choice going with A Beer for the Shower Guys. Looking forward to the finished product.

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  10. I bet in the scene after this, Peggy Sue eats the cup.

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  11. There is such a likeness it's hard to tell..!! You are silly and funny and I love it. I's so good to have that kind of zany humor running through our heads at this stage in life, isn't it? hahahahahaha

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    1. We're gonna look like that without even trying in a few years, BB. Might as well practice, right?
      Yes, and it's great to have blog friends to laugh with. Thank you!

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  12. Robyn, I think that photo is terrific! I love your big silly-ass grin!

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  13. lol damn that delete button for looking like the post button. The one without the bow is you, right?

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  14. Hmmm....that's going to be difficult. You look so much alike!! ;) I love the direction you took with your dress, it's hilarious. And awesome.

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  15. Hahaha! Well, I've heard milk baths are good for the skin and chocolate can only make it better, right? :D

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    1. Thanks, BabySis.

      Daisy, plus chocolate tastes better.

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  16. hmm. such a challenge...for the goat, to look as awesome as Robyn. Great photo shoot.

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  17. Did the goat lick the chocolate off of you? Maybe that would be too creepy. Now you have eyes, so Peggy Sue needs you to see with. I love how Peggy Sue used chocolate to locate her boobs and belly-button

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    1. You wouldn't know it by looking at her, but Peggy Sue is rather clever, Birgit -eyes open or closed.

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  18. LOL. You crack me up. I will think about it though. Twinsies. Snork

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  19. Both pictures are wonderful, but I think I know which one is you.

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  20. I'm guessing Robyn wears the lace. Goats eat lace. Depending on whether Peggy Sue was full or Robyn was hungry, I could be wrong.

    Chocolate wedding dresses. Now there's a concept...

    (Time to move on before I lead myself into temptation...)

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    1. I get it, CW, you're becoming tempted to wear a chocolate wedding dress. Right? Wink.

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  21. Do you think Bryan could get a picture of Peggy Sue in the pearls and strategically placed chocolate and no dress? I'd like to see that!

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    1. I'm certain he could, Jono. I'm just not certain any amount of money would convince him it'd be fun. Peggy Sue is game for anything, though.

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  22. Hey Robyn!

    Hope you find it in your heart to forgive me for not visiting your wonderful site as of late.

    It might be a wild guess, but I have a hunch, which is being corrected, sorry, I have a hunch the photo of you is the one on the left. Then again, if I was looking at the photo from the other side of my screen, you might be on the right :)

    Oops, those are chocolate stains on the wedding dress. "Shit", what was I thinking?

    Take care, Robyn.

    Gary :)
    x

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    1. Gary, Peggy Sue wears Depends, so I'm pretty sure those are chocolate stains.

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  23. I'll go with Beauty over Beast.
    Robyn for $500, Alex.

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    1. Oh, Al, you're so sweet. The last guy only offered $5.

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  24. I'm uploading this to Buzzfeed as we speak :)

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  25. I think there's a little Peggy in all of us. Or so the candid Facebook pictures my friends upload of me would have me believe.

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    1. Good point, BnB. Now, I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't have an inner Peggy Sue.

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  26. Positively orgasmic! Both of them!
    btw, are you sure that's chocolate? The goat gave me a horrible thought.

    ;)

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