• Kara

    I am really glad you are posting again, I love reading what you write. Whether it’s every day, every week, once every two months. I hope taking away the pressure of having to write on a schedule has made it enjoyable for you again. It’s nice to hear you’re doing well. :)

  • Daddy Scratches

    Maybe you could throw in some social-media decoy posts to keep stalkers away. A simple “You guys, I have the most awesome ninja-bodyguard squad guarding my hotel-room door on this trip!” tweet could go a long way. (Not my best work, but it’s tough to make real-life-stalker discussions funny. I’m sure you were creeped the fuck out. Sorry that happened.)

  • Brigid

    So great to read your writing, you have such an awesome way with sentences. If everyone else gets to tell you what to do then here’s me wishing you wrote a novel.

  • Nancy Thole Rolves

    Springfield IL is small enough that, presuming you were staying somewhere nice and not the Super 8 it would be easy to narrow it down to one or at least a handful of hotels. It’s also ‘small’ enough in that everyone knows everyone sort of way that stalker’s knowing someone working in the local hotel industry is fairly likely. The hotel employee that shared the info of you, their guest, needs to be ousted from that place of business and kept out of any that require keeping privacy for customers. Particularly if they know stalker, because duh – stalker is not a personality trait you turn off methinks.

  • http://atincupchalice.com/ MissCaron

    I love this so much. Also, I had a real-life stalker in college so social media ain’t got nothin on the whole stalker conundrum.

  • Sherri

    I am happy you are ok. Those things (stalkers) can be surprising and terrifying. Get your OWN life stalker- seriously back the eff up. I know kick boxing…….
    Hoping that the next events aren’t the same!

  • Richard Morey

    That’s definitely scary about the stalker. Maybe you should start checking in under fake names.

  • cheezgeni

    Ha, you so silly gurl. I watched every step you took in the New York Marathon, via your little tracker thingy ma jig online. I knew your every intersection! I ignored folks I was paid to care for that day, glued to your progress. I was so incredibly proud, and horrified all at the same time. I kept thinking, F**K yes she’s DOING IT!!!!!!! She’s gonna go ALLLLLLL THE WAY!!!!!!!! Then I’d think, OMG that’s GOT to F’ING Hurt so damn bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn’t have to move my bottom one inch to stalk you that day.

  • onewithbooks

    I think you had a gigantic cup of coffee before you wrote this, didn’t you? I was out of breath after I read this post out loud in my head and felt hopped up on caffeine. This is amazing considering I have been caffeine free all day. Yes you read that right, all day. Do I sound smug? I am not, I am jealous. Pardon me now while I fall asleep in my sparkling grapefruit water…

  • http://www.woogsworld.com/ Mrs Woog

    That is so not cook Heather. Great post though. See you on April 18th! I will be the one in the back of an ambulance. xx

  • JasmineBrown

    she is gonna start checking in under “Richard Morey” from now on.

  • Desiree Johnson

    Just come up with a really cool Alias to book your hotels under! Fifi Bumblebutt or something like that! LOL

  • kmpinkel

    I only have 165 Instagram followers. I feel so insignificant.