Saturday, October 27, 2012

What I've Done in October: A List

October is nearly over. What have I been up to? Time for a list!

  • Monday, October 15: Saw Nancy Pearl interview Jasper Fforde (of Thursday Next fame) at Town Hall Seattle
  • Tuesday, October 16: Drove to Kirkland to hear Jennifer Brozek, Seanan McGuire, and Phil Foglio read their work and answer questions.
  • Monday, October 22: Went to Tina Connolly's reading at the UW Bookstore to promote her new novel, Ironskin
  • Tuesday, October 23, 12:30pm: Went to Cory Doctorow's reading at UW Bookstore to promote his new novel, Pirate Cinema
  • Tuesday, October 23, 7:30pm: Attended a lecture at Town Hall by an Egyptologist about the Curse of the Pharaoh
  • October 24-25: Visited family at a dog show in Portland. My first visit to the Kennedy School for dinner and drinks.
  • October 26: We voted! In Seattle we all receive absentee ballots. I dropped ours off at an official ballot drop box at City Hall.
  • Tomorrow: Planning to see a radio play for Mark Z. Danielewski's new novel. He's the author of House of Leaves.
  • Wednesday: Leaving for the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto.

I love living in a place where attending all of these events is possible (and cheap)!

In addition to all of those fun readings, I've been handling some responsible life stuff. We have an arborist coming to trim trees. We're in the process of refinancing the mortgage, so we have an appraiser coming out and we're cleaning house. After a recent doctor's visit I'm actively cutting down sodium in my diet. So you see, lots of little annoying, necessary things.

Aaaaand that's October. November should involve more writing.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A busy writer is a happy writer, eh?

Folly Blaine said...

Indeed!