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I Really Wish I Blogged Sooner

This past weekend, I went up to see my parents. This time I got a ride up with my boss as she was going to go and visit her sister who lived nearby. (It was at this point I realized I forgot to pack underwear. Thankfully I knew my parents had spares for just such an emergency...) We got a later start than I thought originally but the trip was pretty fun listening to her CDs and sharing the memories the songs had for us. We stopped for dinner and we both had fish and chips but I had white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. That was very good but a very small portion if you ask me.

Saturday night, we saw Elizabeth on TV. It was the 1998 version with Cate Blanchett. The cast was amazing! I thought was good.

Sunday, I went to my mother's church for a change and then the two of us went to see a live production of Jesus Christ Superstar. I had seen the movie of course but I had never seen it live before. I loved it! I especially enjoyed Herod's dancing girls...

We decided to scrap my earlier plan of going home from there so I could see the disappointing UConn-Stanford game. At least they played better than the men in their tourney...

My mother drove me to the bus the next morning and I was told the bus had broke down and was at the garage. We waited a half hour or so and we decided to just go home. I refunded my ticket

The plan now was to go with my mother to a meeting on the way and then just drive the rest of the way to Portland. My father, for reasons only he knows, decided that he'd take me back to the bus station instead forcing me to re-buy the ticket; the price of which had gone up 75 cents the 24 hour period. Yes, I could have just kept my original ticket if I'd known... ::Shrugs::

Finally, the press release for my upcoming book was sent. It doesn't include the release date, oddly, but I know it's up in the publisher's own store and listed on Target's site of all places. (I found that after Googling my name and the book's title.) Nowhere else yet.

Comments

Cathy said…
Congrats!! We all know how much the Boy and I love to shop at Target. I'll have to email you the rest of my questions! ;) You've been saying you wanted to be a writer since we were little kids. WooHoo! :)
JRRyan said…
Book? Spy book??? Hot damn, I'm am SO PUMPED! I've been out of my blog-checking loop but...you have taken my hiatus to DELIVER! I'm so excited and will totally buy it, like full price, not half.com like I normally do. I LOVE SPY NOVELS.

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