Watch my San Francisco book reading #Site News#events#Offbeat Bride the book#video June 14 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatbride A film crew recorded my reading at Booksmith in April, so now you can watch and pretend I came to your town on my non-existent book tour. The second half of the video gets a bit awkward, because during the Q&A session you, uh, can't hear the Qs. And I failed to repeat them before rambling my answers. So, use your imagination as you watch me nodding into the silence and saying, "Right," while sipping water. You'll be rewarded for your patience with some good dirt! Stuff like how many comments do we delete from Offbeat Bride each week? What wedding stuff is too weird even for me? Why do I think readers share their weddings with me? BONUS: Meg Keene makes a couple appearances! And thanks again to each of you who were there in person! It was wonderful to share an evening with you. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dances in Seattle, WA. PREVIOUS Rachel & David's artsy retro picnic wedding NEXT The great white lie: Would you lie to vendors about your wedding to get a cheaper deal? Show/Hide comments [ 16 ] Ariel you are AWESOME! I love how honest you are and the sock puppet was brilliant 🙂 Sad there is no book tour right now because a lot of us in LA would LOVE it! Reply Actually, you can hear people's questions if you really crank up the volume…but then Ariel is really really loud, of course. But it's better than not hearing them, I suppose. Reply Yeah, and I'm loud enough as it is! 😉 Reply You are adorable! You need your own show! <3 Keep up the awesomeness! Reply so nice to watch – and we can both pretend you travelled all the way to England to give me my very own book reading! Reply Yes! Jetlag's a bitch, but whew: I made it. Reply yay now that really would be a long flight with a newborn!!! (ooh and i've just figured out how to sign in with my facebook account for comments!) Reply Ariel you are adorable and I totally enjoy your sight as well as Offbeat Mama. I have your book on hold at my library and can't wait till it available for pick up. Thank you for being YOU! Reply As everyone said, you are absolutely adorable! I read your book in 2 days. I even read some to my fiance while we were on a road trip to a wedding, he enjoyed it and giggled a lot! Reply I can't get OBBT to load any webpages today. Anyone else having this problem? Reply You mentioned a type of exercise you were now doing – nea or something to that effect – could you post a link or give a bit more information – it seemed interesting and my Internet searches led me to some very strange non-exercise related sites. Cheers. Reply That's NIA! http://www.nianow.com The way I described it in the video is pretty spot-on. It sounds dippy (and sometimes it is!) but it's the only regular exercise I've ever been able to stick with (4.5 years and counting!) and I totally love it. Reply After seeing the video and rereading my copy of edition one, I have more of a request, (which I know is far far fetched) could you ask the publisher to add any index? I am trying to find the story of your lower location manager setting up your reception sight. LOL 😀 Also did you ever add some information about being more offbeat then your groom? Reply I've written about offbeat/onbeat couples on the site before ( http://offbeatbride.com/2007/01/offbeat-bride-traditional-groom ) but it's not a topic I covered in the book. 🙂 Reply Come to Las Vegas!!! Reply We were just in Vegas last month! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ariel/4643358929 The only reason the SF reading happened was because Meg basically said she'd take care of ALL promotions — which is hard work! If someone can ensure that 50-100 people will show up for a reading somewhere, I can get you in touch with my publicist. 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. 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