Quick and dirty in NYC

1. I’m in New York right now for a very very short visit, which will be interrupted by an even shorter side trip to Boston to read at the Great Scott with Jami and Janice. Come see us! (And I’ll be back in NYC next month to see people I haven’t gotten a chance to see this time, which is pretty much everyone.)

2. The winner of the spelling bee I judged Friday night at the Book Cellar was someone who reads this blog, a woman named Rachel with a beautiful buttery leather jacket. I would have let her win on this alone but she won fair and square. I would tell you the winning word but then I would have to spell it.

3. Last night we were in a cab and the cabbie showed us a backpack that a stripper left in his cab and inside were the most amazing shoes ever. There are pictures. You’ll see them soon. Update! Photos here.

Comments

  1. says

    What a tease! I can’t wait to see the pics of the stripper shoes – I’m guessing they’re the 10″ spiked clear platform style – possibly with a mini aquarium in the heel.

  2. Wendy says

    You can only do bookstore readings when your book is new (or new in paperback). I’d have to do something in a bar or for a festival or some other kind of special event. If I read again in New York anytime in the next year it’ll be for something like that. AND YOU’D BETTER BE THERE.

  3. Rachel says

    Hi Wendy- I’m finally posting a comment! It was great to meet you after the spelling bee. I haven’t drank (or is it drunk? Uh-oh, there goes my celebrity spelling status…) the champagne yet, but the shirt fits. I’m hoping to make it to your reading- see you there.

    Rachel

  4. littlem says

    “Come see us! (And I’ll be back in NYC next month to see people I haven’t gotten a chance to see this time, which is pretty much everyone.)”

    Um, yes please. ‘Cause some of us didn’t even KNOW you were in NYC to come say hi to and would have loved to come with you and Mia to W. 18th & 6th to appropriately chastise the Old Navy marketing department, since one of the studios in which we work is right up the block.

    Send a girl an email next time; let her know you’re in town.

    Rachel, you loseth not your spelling crown if the way you phrase it is “I have yet to drink the champagne.”

    It’s a Grammar Queen thing.