Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Coffee doesn't work as well when you wear it instead of drink it

Just home from Starbucks where I dumped a triple venti pumpkin spiced latte all over myself, my table, and my notes for LESSONS LEARNED IN THE TRENCHES, a talk I'm giving with my friend Barbara Caridad Ferrer at next week's Jennifer Crusie Cherry Con. Does that make "don't drink coffee in public until after I've already had coffee" a lesson? Nah, too circular. :)

I had lunch yesterday with my lovely neighbor, who happens to have the same first name as my editor and one of my dearest friends, so I have to footnote their entries on my cel phone. lol. She has already been far more neighborly and friendly in a few weeks (deadline weeks, even!) than any of my neighbors at my last house were in two years. We really, really love this neighborhood. Everyone is so friendly and gracious and there are tons of kids for ours to play with and make new friends. I'm planning a neighborhood barbecue for Halloween (yes, that's me, never take on a SMALL task when you can turn it into something OVER THE TOP!) and Navy Guy and I will grill up a zillion or so hotdogs and have juice and sodas and people can bring a simple dish and that way we'll have feeding the kids out of the way before the hordes of trick or treaters begin. Plus it's a way for the kids to get more time to show off their costumes, which they love. My daughter is going to be the Spider Queen and my son will be Legolas. I will be a pirate, complete with parrot, and Stacy you KNOW I am missing my pirate boyfriend now!!!! ROFL.

I'm back at work today--I've been itching to get back to Justice. He's such a complex character and he fascinates me, so I can't wait to get back to him. Only 27 days till Atlantis Awakening!! I can hardly wait!!


Stacy L. said...

Alyssa - If you need Pirate Pete back just let me know. I will be more than happy to mail him to you so he can enjoy your holiday festivities!

My daughter decided she wanted us to match for Halloween. I haven't worn a costume in over 20 years and...drum roll please....I will be going as a belly dancer! Woo Hoo! Luckily it is usually warm here for Halloween.

On a side note. Yesterday, was my daughter's birthday. She is now eight. I can't believe it!


Alyssa Day said...

matching belly dancers - that is too cute!!! Now are you going to actually dance?? Happy birthday to your daughter! Mine will be 8 in January and I can't believe that either!

Stacy L. said...

ROFLOL. No dancing! My husband asked me the same question and I just gave him "the look," if you know what I mean.

My daughter said to tell you thank you for the birthday wishes. And thank you from me too. We need to compare notes on what to get/not get 8 year olds. My husband has put his foot down on me buying any more Webkinz for mother got her two more for her birtday though! LOL


RandomRanter said...

Glad you are settling in. And looking forward to Cherry Con.

Darla said...

I hope you didn't get burnt...but I bet the house smelled good after that!

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Looking forward to the release!