…because work was hectic all day, and then last night I had no internet because Comcast went down (again):
1. As some of you noticed, the Chicago Sun-Times did a brief story on the book. I’m sorry I didn’t get to mention it before and have therefore deprived you of the full newsprint smudgy-fingers experience. They ran a picture of the INTNM cover and the picture of me from my About page, both of which you’ve probably seen before.
2. I’ll be at Transitions Bookplace tomorow night, reading as a guest of Amy Krouse Rosenthal, along with Claire Zulkey and others. (You won’t be able to buy I’m Not the New Me yet, since it’s not out, but you can come and get some nice hot promo postcards for the book. You still have to come to my Women & Children First reading, you know.)
3. Don’t ever park on Montrose. I live close enough to this street to be convinced that it’s the land of Doomed Street Parking, because in the time I’ve lived here I’ve seen THREE seperate instances of tipsy and/or pharmaceutically drowsy drivers veering off course and smashing into multiple parked cars. Okay, not “seen” but “heard,” and in the case of the most recent incident, “awakened at 5 am to the sound of.” I woke up convinced the world was ending and looked out to see what I guessed was the Swervy Pickup Truck of the Apocalypse pulling over to the curb, with smoke coming from under the chassis, It was just a few car lengths away from a sedan with a big crunchy dent in its side, and in the morning I would notice scrape marks on other cars nearby. The driver got out and threw a bottle into the bushes across the street. It was all very Drivers’ Ed Movie. I heard the police eventually showed up but I’d fallen back asleep by then. DON’T PARK THERE. No no!
4. Did I ever mention I am now in the middle of my third damn boot camp class? I am getting too busy to make it to every class, but at least a couple times a week I go there and call upon the Forces of Fitness to trample me like a herd of Clydesdales. Yes indeedy. Little cartoon puffs of steam are still hovering around my head. That is all.