A month ago, I tweeted a picture of my literary idol William Gibson (@greatdismal).

This picture:

Being a nobody on Twitter, I figured my tweet into the garbage pit that is Twitter would go unnoticed.

But no. I got a notification that someone replied to me.

I opened my Twitter app on my phone. I clicked the notification button. And there, on my screen, staring at me was a reply by William Gibson himself.

The author I idolize replied to little old me. I was giddy as hell.

I’m still giddy.

Here’s the tweet:

I’m still flying high here. Make fun of me, mock me. But I’m happy that my idol recognized me with two words. Heeeheee.