listening to Seanan—as her horror alter-ego, Mira Grant (sans wig since the wig shop was closed)—read the first chapter of Feed, in which Shaun pokes a zombie with a stick and Georgia sails over a zombie horde on a dirtbike
watching Seanan deftly answer question after question about zombies and books and zombie books
being pleased that Missy did come, the only person I had invited who made it
being pleased that she did indeed buy a copy of the book—for her roommate, but she intended to read it as well
voting for "Gimme a Z!" as the second reading of the night
laughing at the Fighting Pumpkins story about a zombie cheerleader
asking Seanan whether zombies poop but disagreeing with her answer because zombies certainly don't use toilets and if they pooped they'd be zombie poopypants all the time and smell like shit instead of death and rotting flesh
being treated to the BEST STORY EVER, which involves Seanan's being fangirled and fanboyed at the goddamn CDC because of "The Black Death" and being asked to prove her identity by singing part of the song to her contact at the CDC, who she then proceeded to unsettle by coming up with a scarily plausible zombification virus
looking through the DVDs with Missy, who decided that she must own The Devil Bat, in which Bela Lugosi attracted a devil bat to his victims with a specially concocted shaving lotion
We are totally going to get together and watch it when she gets back from Jordan, and it will be the best 67 minutes of our lives
being bitten by Seanan but then shrugging it off, not wanting anyone to shoot me in the head before I went into viral amplification
Except then I did go into amplification and attacked Seanan, who grabbed me by the throat and attempted to choke me until I fell to the ground, dead.
I remained dead for almost five minutes. Seanan was afraid she'd actually killed me since she had been pressing on my carotid. But the occasional twitch confirmed my live status.
Otherwise, though, I was pretty impressive with my shallow breathing and general lack of reaction. I even managed to stay dead while being tickled.
It was only when Seanan threatened to kick my head that I had to crack.
reanimating and groaning and giving Missy a zombie hug
She shoved me away when I tried to bite her, though.
I remained a zombie as I shambled out the store and walked toward Phoenix.
Missy criticized my shamble, saying it was more of a sway and that I should drag my feet, and I tried to accomodate
She wasn't joining us for dinner, so I gave her another zombie hug and groaned, "Thaaaaaank yoooooou."
staying dead at the table in Phoenix, groaning intermittently
It was easy to play dead since I was tired and had a headache.
I had to wait until Seanan arrived to revive. Rae commented on my commitment.
When I got a glass of water, I tried to drink it by putting my head down, but I couldn't reach the water. I did it over and over. Marti said I was like one of those little bird toys.
Finally, when I thought I had made my point, I used my hands to drink some water, which brought me back to life.
pretending I had no idea what had happened or how I got there
reviving just in time to order baked macaroni and cheese and eat the nachos and onion rings Marti had ordered
being informed that I was now married to Brooke
not being terribly impressed with the macaroni and cheese, which was good but nothing super special
running into one of Seanan's friends on the walk back to BART