Tomorrow night I’m going to be giving a talk for Chicago Women in Publishing, who helped me get my first job in Chicago a really long time ago. (They’d held one of their networking parties and instead of networking like a proper person, I accosted some lady in the elevator, which sort of horrifies me now, but it’s all good, you know?) So you should come. Also, Chicago Women in Publishing is not exclusively for women or publishing, though, obviously, it helps to be in a similar neighborhood, so to speak. Like you have to at least be wordy and in touch with your feminine side. Oh no, I’m making this sound very emo, which is not what I meant to do at all.
I have many more things to report, such as my trip to New York, which included an all-too-brief meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Comics Curmudgeon; my impending (short-distance) move; my ongoing obsession with VC Andrews (I just finished re-reading Petals on the Wind, people), and whatever else I can think up sometime when I have more than twenty minutes to update this site. I’m sorry I’ve been spending the past month being all PLEASE STAND BY, like a stupid test pattern.
If you’re still waiting for a book or another prize from the Make the Mackerel extravaganza, I haven’t forgotten you, and I’ll get them out by or before next week.
And thank you all for your impassioned commentary on gauchos. Against the advice of about 99% of you, I bought a pair of skirty black knit Loco Pantalones, which I plan to wear shamelessly.
Finally I’m going to be missing the America’s Next Top Model finale in order to give this talk tomorrow, and since I’ll be watching it on TiVo Thursday night, I’m going to impose a silly little ANTM media blackout for Thursday, during which time I will NOT read any reader comments in case somebody says, “Oh, I’m so glad ________* won!” and gives it away.
*That said, I think it’s gonna be Joanie. Don’t you? Though we love Danielle too and have this fantasy that she’s going to show up at judging speaking like Dame Judi Dench AND THEN THEY’LL HAVE TO GIVE IT TO HER.