You know that Pet Shop Boys song, Being Boring, that ends:
I never dreamed that I would get to be
The creature that I always meant to be?
Well, tonight I am going to dinner with (in alphabetical order) Charles Butler, Diana Wynne Jones, and Jenny Pausacker.*
I am simultaneously dumbstruck with joy at the glamorosity of my own life and dumbstruck with awe at being in such august company.**
Hmm. I don't know how successful I will be as a conversationalist.
*And I even get to go home with one of them at the end of the night! (I don't get to pick which one, though.)
**okay, particularly about Diana Wynne Jones, who (a) I don't know as well as the other two and (b) is the only one I actually read as a child.