Time to Move Deb Linda’s Bloomin’ Arse Out

Sharing videos appears to be a favorite method of saying our goodbyes this week. I could think of no better clip to express my feelings about my tenure here at the Ball than this one from My Fair Lady*:



What makes it perfect for me is that this is a rare clip of the number “I Could Have Danced All Night” in Audrey Hepburn’s own voice. As you probably know, her songs for the movie were dubbed by Marni Nixon, because Miss Hepburn’s singing voice was…well, less than stellar, shall we say?

Much like my own. *grin*

Seriously, don’t feel like you have to watch that whole clip. I mean, there are parts that are downright painful to hear. Still, I think her voice shows verve, even when she doesn’t quite hit the right notes. There’s a lot to be said for verve. So I want to give thanks to “lostvocals6” on YouTube for the labor of love it took to sync up Audrey’s rehearsal track to the film.

The fact is, when you’ve been through a year like this with such a lovely and talented group of writers, and the truly supportive readers who have invited you to be a part of their lives, it is hard to let go. You do wish the dance could go on, and that the wonder and excitement, the newness of being a debut author, could last just a little longer.

Alas, all good things must end. Bittersweet though it is, I am looking forward to more new adventures out there in the publishing world. Besides, I figure I’ll come back here and crash the party when my next book comes out, so it’s not like this place is getting rid of me that easily.

*Of course, there are those who might say this next clip is more *cough* representative of my time here at the Ball:



I’m sure Dover and his bloomin’ arse might agree.

Big hugs to all Debs, old (er, perhaps “past” is a better word) and new alike, and to the readers and commenters who have made this such an amazing year for me!

Thank you. It’s been grand.

36 Replies to “Time to Move Deb Linda’s Bloomin’ Arse Out”

  1. I think “Dover” may be my favourite part of My Fair Lady. It’s been fun to visit you here at the Ball for the past year – see you on the blogs and in the *trumpet fanfare* BOOKSTORE! πŸ™‚

  2. Ah, and here we’ve come to the end. I’ll miss these fun fridays with you, Linda. *sigh* It’s cgone too quickly and even though we celebrated your launch, it was still premature and I feel bad that we can’t do it officially. But publishing timelines are as elastic as my pants and it is what it is, I guess. But I’ll be shouting cheers from the sidelines next week when your IN A FIX officially hits shelves.
    Thanks for kicking off every weekend with a bang, Linda. I think I can speak for many people when I say your posts will be missed. The next crew will rock it for sure, but there’s only one of you. πŸ˜€

    1. Boo-hoo, sob, sniffle. But, yes, the next crew will definitely rock it!

      And thank you so much for all your support–I can’t tell you how much that means to me. πŸ™‚

  3. Oh, Linda–I’ll miss our Fridays with you too. I’m just glad I know where to find you–and your books!–when I need my (wait for it) FIX!

    And how is it we got all the way to end of the week before someone showed that first clip??? Brilliant!

    We could have danced all night, for sure. And it’s been a true ball sharing the floor with you, my dear Deb sister.

  4. a fitting way to end your time at the ball.

    well played, grimes, and well written! (and well viewed!)

    ok, i’m done now.

  5. Oh, I love that musical. And Marni Nixon. And you all – good luck, and welcome to Deb alumhood. Congratulations on a wonderful year!

  6. Ah Linda, I cannot believe today is the “LAST DANCE” of the year. I am so going to miss being here with the Debs of 2012, and what a year it has been.

    You have started my weekends with a smile and a laugh, and I cannot wait to read your new book which I am sure will be wonderful and will give me a great “FIX” and I know it will definitely KICK ASS.

    For me it has been a journey of laughs, tears and some of the most enjoyable reads of 2012.

    Linda I wish you much success in the future and I know we will be doing dinner (hint hint hint).

    And, as I say to my kids and grandkids “I am here to haunt you forever” until we share the floor again (which will be soon I know, as I have to comment on your book after I read it). Good Luck and have a great Launch.

    1. Ah, Marcia, thank you so much! You’ve been fantastic this year–I always look forward to your comments. And if we ever get together for dinner, I’m gonna let YOU cook. Trust me, we’ll all be better off. πŸ™‚

  7. Well, it’s been fun, but I’ll still see you at your blog, so never fear! You may be leaving the Deb building, but the nets will still have your smiling face elsewhere…and maybe the occasional cigar and Manhattan pic;)

  8. Well, this YEAR sure moved its arse, didn’t it? Hard to believe you’re no longer gonna be a deb, but that’s okay, ’cause you’re gonna be a star. Which means you can still wear your gown and tiara any ol’ time you’d like.

  9. I love that movie so much!!! And both of the scenes you chose rank among my favorites. I wish your bloomin’ arse could stay here with us, but I know you’ll be back, and maybe even cut in now and then.

    1. Sorry if I disillusioned you. *grin* But, yeah, Audrey Hepburn was a great actress, but apparently not so talented in the singing department.

      Thanks for the wishes! πŸ™‚

  10. Deb Linda, I didn’t think anyone could be as funny as Deb Tawna. Boy was I ever wrong. You are a riot. I would totally drive down to your local B & N if I didn’t have this thing called work keeping me here. I cannot believe that there is a sequel! How did I miss that??!?! When is it coming out?!?!?

    Thanks for the great year.

    1. Aw, you are so welcome, Missy Olive. And thank you! πŸ™‚

      The next book in the In a Fix series (Quick Fix) will be coming out in July 2013. Seems like a long time, but boy do I know how fast those months can fly!

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