- I am in Canada! Leaving the country for the first time in ten years, I spent Friday flying to Toronto. (And dealing with a fair amount of frustrating events actually getting into the hotel, but I digress.)
- Got my second advance check from the asexuality book. Hooray.
- My third and fourth blurbs, from Mark Carrigan and Carol Queen, are in for The Invisible Orientation. They're up in the "reviews/blurbs" section on my page for the book on my author site.
- Participated in Dahlia Adler's blog hop for her book release. Her book is called Behind the Scenes so we were all posting "behind the scenes" blog posts about behind the scenes of something in our own lives. It was fun. :)
- Redecorated for midsummer over the weekend! Everything's summery now, with themes of shells and weddings, summer fruits, and full bloom.
- Got to see my mom and hang out; we ate some GrillSmith food and just caught up on everything.
- I wrote sort of a little short story on the plane. I didn't want to write it with my phone--tedious!--so I ended up taking the one piece of paper I had and covering it with scrawling. :)
- I had to go to the doctor twice (once for the initial appointment to complain about my hip like an old person, and once for X-rays). And I'll get to have the pleasure of returning four more times for other procedures. Woo.
- I ate at Burger 21 with Jeaux this week. Then we watched some America's Got Talent and silly YouTube videos.
- New review for The Invisible Orientation: A long review on Mark Carrigan's site.
- A book blogger at The Bibliophibian is reading a review copy of my book and is apparently quite excited about it.
- The Pitch Wars mentor list is up for August's contest on Brenda Drake's blog, and I am on it.
- Dahlia Adler's Behind the Scenes Week linked to my participant post.
- The Asexual Agenda listed my TIME mention in this week's linkspam.
- Finished Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur by Francesca Lia Block. ★★
- Currently reading Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman.
New singing performances:
Recorded "Hotel California" by the Eagles.
Webcomic Negative One Issue 0476: "Making Splashes."
Julie Sondra on Rejection
|"Practicing" my table setup for my event.|
Glasses add to the studious look. Animaniacs shirt doesn't.
OR DOES IT?
|Part two of my advance for the asexuality book.|
|Jeaux found this in the vending machine.|
He let the Coke machine order him around.
|When I got to Canada I was hot for some reason! |
So I turned on the A/C and was surprised at myself!
|Look, Canadian currency! Got some of this so I would|
be more likely to blend in with the natives, haha.
|Cute purse made for me by Kari goes on its maiden voyage.|
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