Watch this space…

So the book is done. Really. Well, almost completely and entirely done, anyway. Just a few little dribs and drabs of sidebars and suchlike to take care of…

…And tomorrow morning I have to be at the airport at 5:30 a.m. (WTF?!) to fly to Vegas for CHA (that’s the 65th Winter Craft and Hobby Association Convention & Trade Show for the uninitiated). I’ll be back Thursday… but my room at the Hard Rock has wi-fi, so I’ll be posting updates as often as I have the time/energy/whatever.

And now I will try to reconstruct the post I had all completely freakin’ typed out yesterday before  I accidentally did a Google search from the bar in the same Mozilla tab, thereby sending my post off into never-never land… argh…

GOOD THINGS
that have made me happy in the last few days:

  • Lucky Brand Sugar jeans, the best-looking, best-fitting jeans I’ve ever owned. Got to buy a pair or two more of ’em ’cause I just love them so freakin’ much.
  • The lyrical madness of Mos Def, especially "Modern Marvel" from The New Danger.
  • And, of course, "Close Edge" from the same record.
  • Grape Nuts Trail Mix Crunch, possibly the most deliciousest cereal ever invented (even better than Kashi Good Friends, which is also yummy).
  • Pandora.com, particularly my high-quality stations "Mice & Shadows" (DJ Shadow/ DangerDoom/ Chemical Brothers/ Lambchop with Hands Off Cuba/ Large Professor/ Pharcyde) and "Glass Tastes Good" (Bloc Party/ Shins/ My Morning Jacket/ Home Video/ Superchunk/ Postal Service). I’ll e-mail them to if’n you want, just let me know; and please feel free to e-mail me yours/post them here.
  • These freakin’ adorable Hello Kitty rub-ons. Feel the slightly creepy Sanrio love! (Know how you know you’re a child of the ’80s? You remember exactly what Hello Kitty bubble gum smelled like. Mmmm, faux fruit flavor.)
  • Starbucks Java Chip ice cream. So creamy, so delicious, so coffee-chocolatey, it hurts to talk about. I wonder if there is any left in the freezer.
  • "The 40-Year-Old Virgin", which Jim brought home from the video store last night and which made me laugh so hard I almost threw up. Repeatedly. And I did that magic-of-DVD thing where you back up a particularly funny line and watch it over again. "You know what’s a fun game? Take 3 Excedrin PM’s and see if you can
    whack off before you fall asleep. You always win, that’s the best part
    about the game." …"How many drinks have you had?" "How many pots have you smoken? How many times have you gone to the bathroom in your life?"

Finally: in other news, Fisher brought home a note from school the other day saying that he had been disciplined for talking about "weiners" in the lunchroom. After hearing the whole story, all I can say is, if you’re going to serve a bunch of first- and second-graders hot dogs for lunch, well….

About Molly Newman

Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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7 Responses to Watch this space…

  1. Mimi says:

    Travel safely. I’m sorry about Fisher’s trangression. 😉

  2. Amy Sorensen says:

    BIG congrats on your book! SO excited for you! And I hope you have fun at CHA, lucky girl. I ALMOST tagged along with Sophia but, alas, Kaleb is still too attached to The Girls to allow me to leave him, and really, what’s the point of going when you have to push a stroller?

  3. Gwyn says:

    I’m so with you on that Starbucks java chip ice cream.
    Must…buy…some…NOW!

  4. Herm says:

    I’m watching…
    Don’t you sometimes feel like a blog is a burden? An albatross, as it were, around your neck?

  5. Karmann Ghia says:

    Have you tried a big handful of Grape Nuts Trail Mix Crunch on a scoop of vanilla ice cream?

  6. deb says:

    HA! You said weiner!!
    Congratulations on the book! Now come visit my blog to see my new baby!
    deb

  7. Hey beautiful it was awesome meeting you!! You are the best!! Hugs Wanda

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