Sometimes I just can’t come up with a title. Frankly, I just wanted to talk about random things…I’m feeling very chatty and kinda needy right now, so who better to talk with than you!
I owe a huge thank you to Heather from Age 30+…A Lifetime of Books for taking pictures of me at the Baltimore Book Festival. I now have proof that I moderated a panel of authors! Sort of. There’s no pics of me on stage, but there are pictures of me with the authors!
From right to left: Margot Berwin, Mary Monroe, me, Lyah Beth LeFlore, and Donna Andrews.
We were hanging out in the author area where they provided food, a private bathroom (no port-a-potties!), and a lovely place to sit! We all felt very important. 🙂
Me and Heather!
Last night I went to my knitting group for the first time in months. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t allowed myself to do the knitting group, but I’m finally caught up and can have fun again! I was disappointed to find that one of the women I love won’t be coming regularly because of health problems. She’s not very old but has really bad arthritis and other issues, and I guess they’re getting worse. I’d only known this lady a month or so when I had a dream that she died and I was at her funeral. I was sobbing and my husband had to wake me up.
I’ve been in a reading funk. I’m not really into The Time Traveler’s Wife, not really into Burnt Shadows, and frankly I just want to read Fire by Kristen Cashore. I loaned it to someone, and it should be in the mail to me, but I can’t read nothing in the meantime! I just started Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell because he’s coming to my local independent bookstore, and it’s really quite good. It might do the trick and bring me out of my funk. But in the meantime, got any really fantastic-blow-me-away suggestions for books?
A sales person called my work the other day, trying to reach my boss who happens to be the department head. She wouldn’t admit she was actually a sales person and was being really cagey. Then I heard, “What up, dawg!” in the background, and started questioning her more. She finally said that the old department head (my old boss) had told her to call, and if I wouldn’t put her through to the new department head, she’d call my old boss back on his cell phone. I said, Well I can just call him on his cell phone too and find out who you are. And then she says, Are you threatening me? and she goes on like that for a while, and I was like, Is this the Twilight Zone? What planet did I wake up on? I wish I was quicker, because I would have called her on her bullshit, but I think I was so confused that she wouldn’t tell me where she was from and then was asking if I was threatening her. I had all kinds of good comebacks after she hung up!
I recently entered a baked good into the Harvest Fair here. I won 2nd place in my category! I should mention, though, that only two people entered in that category. But hey, a win’s a win, right? That’s how I like to win…with no other competition!
Have I ever told you I used to eat raw ground beef? Not a lot of it, just a nibble when my mom was making burgers. I couldn’t do that now, though.
That’s it! Anything you’d like to chat about?