Today I took my Mom to Tojo’s for lunch so she could meet Lee Fodi and his girlfriend Gabriella. We had a great meal and a fun time … even if I did misjudge the distance from my home to the restaurant and convinced my mom to walk. Sometimes I forget that not everyone enjoys as long a walk as I do, and this may have been one of those times. As always, my mom was a good sport about it.
After that, we picked up Conan and took him to Kits beach. Once there, we stopped off at Starbucks for fraps and then found a comfy bench with a great view. Conan had a blast, as is evidenced by his collapse into deep sleep by 9pm tonight.
After yesterday’s blog, it seems people are surprised that I cooked for my mom. Yes, there are a few dishes that I can do, and I can do them well. One of those dishes was tonight’s meal.
I BBQ’d spare ribs, and french fries. We also had Greek salad as our vegetable. (Oh, okay! The fries and salad were leftover from our take-out yesterday … but the ribs were all done by me!)
Nearly forgot to mention, for all you Twilight fans, that Pyre was on the table of Bella’s reading list at the Chapters in Kelowna! So, while you are waiting for Breaking Dawn to come out, why not check out another vampire novel. It’s just the right length to tide you over…
Some of you who frequent my blog may recall back in April when I was treated rather poorly by an upscale clothier simply because I had chosen to shop while looking rather shabby. My choice not to shave that morning prompted some overzealous employee to suggest I shop somewhere else. I sent them an email yesterday, and, should they choose to respond, I will let you know how they reacted to my complaint.
As well, as of late, I’ve started having my produce delivered. This is courtesy of SPUD, a local Vancouver company. Today I got my bin, everything intact and in order. Now my fridge is filled with fresh carrots, green onions, fruits, and milk. My cupboards are brimming with oatmeal cookies, bran muffins, waffle mix (can’t wait for breakfast!) and breakfast oatmeal. The only thing I forgot was potatoes, as I polished off the last of the sweet potatoes yesterday at lunch.
I should also mention that I’ve just arrived home from a midnight screening of the new Indiana Jones movie. (No worries – I’m not about to give anything away!)
There were people dressed up in fedoras, and, sadly, I hadn’t brought mine. Regretted not doing so immediately. As well, when Indiana stepped out on the screen there were many cheers. The movie while fun and worth seeing, did disappoint me in the end. That’s all I’ll say.
Ronsdale Press cordially invites you to the launch
of a new young adult novel by Norma Charles,
The Girl in the Backseat,
and the new edition of Lillian Boraks Nemetz’s
The Old Brown Suitcase
Victoria Day, Monday, May 19th, 2–4 p.m.
1844 Acadia Road, Vancouver
Refreshments will be served
RSVP to Norma: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of my favourite places to visit when I need a literary fix is Just One More Book. It’s a daily podcast of interviews with various authors, and sometimes a reader submitted review. I must admit to having a secret desire to one day be one of those reader submitted review … but not until I get the podcasting thing down pat. (In other words, when I can go 15 seconds without saying, “Uhmmmmm…”)
Just recently JOMB was the subject of an interview in the Ottawa Citizen. I’d like to invite you all to check out the interview, and then suggest that you head on over to visit Mark Blevis and Andrea Ross at their podcast site. If you love kid lit, you are guaranteed to find a favourite author.
Just click on the bookmark above.
Last night I went to the annual BC Book prize Soiree, which is a free gathering for the literary community to honor this year’s nominees. I’m very proud of two of my friends who have been nominated, Meg Tilly and Kari Winters. Both of these fine writers are getting a lot of attention with their new books, and this is attention that is well-deserved. They are talented, driven, and, best of all, two of the nicest people a person could hope to meet.
You can even follow them along on their BC Book Prize tour here.
Or, check out their books and treat yourself to a fantastic read! Meg Tilly is the author of Porcupine, and Kari Winters is the author of Jeffrey and Sloth.
I was also there with two up and coming graphic designers, Trisha and Andrea. (Andrea, on the right, designed my Pyre poster that can be seen here.)