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Five Things That are Making Me Happy

1) Look!


A Lisa, a Lisa, and a legend!

I went to lisa_schroeder’s book signing Saturday – it was so fun to meet dampscribbler in person there!

I had Lisa sign a copy of her book for a teen reader friend. And look what else I found? lisayee’s new YA novel is out – I can’t wait! I loved her funny middle grade novels … I can hardly wait to see what she does with YA.

And the third book? It looks like one of the legendary Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew mysteries, doesn’t it?


Even better:


2) It’s a journal!

I needed a new journal for my current WIP – I’ve been using one Moleskine for two different projects – and once I saw this awesome Nancy Drew journal, I had to have it. Now I will have a dedicated Boy Book # 2 journal.

3) Do you guys ever watch the Food Network?

Believe it or not, it hasn’t been on my radar till lately. I’m just not that into cooking. I’m proficient at it … but it doesn’t light up my circuits.

But my friend Laureen?

She is a FANTASTIC cook! She’s a paralegal, but for the past few years, she’s been entering (and frequently winning!) lots of recipe contests. Did you know there’s such a thing as competitive cooking?

And next week she’s one of the contestants on the Ultimate Recipe Challenge!

January 25. Set your DVR!

But before that … you know the best thing about this week? The thing that will make me happy for at least the next four years?

4) This guy is going to be my President:


And his lovely wife is going to be a gracious, brilliant First Lady.

And his two little girls are going to be adorable First Children, and I’m sure their dog will be the perfect First Dog.

Happy sigh.

5) # 4 is so big I think it counts for # 5, too.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!


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Jan. 19th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
I am so stoked for tomorrow to arrive, complete with our new President. It will be nice to have such a competent, intelligent, intellectual person at the helm.

That journal took me by surprise - looked just like a book in the photo!
Jan. 19th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
Lisa held that journal up 26 inches from my face and I didn't recognize it as a journal, I thought it was a paperback Nancy Drew book!
Jan. 19th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of Moleskine notebooks too...but I love the Nancy Drew journal with the old-school doodles!
Jan. 19th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
It's a big day, that's for sure! Happy reading too!
Jan. 19th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
I don't really cook to speak of, but I watch lots of Food Network for some reason, and I especially love the competition-type shows. Congrats to your friend for making it onto the cooking challange show!
Jan. 19th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've gotten sucked into Top Chef now.
Jan. 19th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
I had fun meeting you too, I was tickled to recognize you by sight, since you don't post a lot of pictures of yourself (who does?) I've been meaning to post about it but weekends don't afford me a lot of online opportunities. Now it's Monday I may get a chance later! :)
Jan. 19th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Oooh, you got a journal!! I ordered one from Etsy last night. An idea journal. I told the lady when she e-mailed me to sprinkle lots of idea dust on it before she sent it my way.

I'm so excited for tomorrow I can hardly stand it. Just like election day, only ten times better because he's in! And I feel like partying like it's 2009. Only I have to go to work. Boo.
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed that you like Absolutely Maybe.
Jan. 19th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, Peepy's Keeper ... how could I not?
Jan. 20th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
i'm obsessed with the foodnetwork and will definitely set my dvr to record your friend's challenge. how exciting!

i think i'm still in a bit of a shock over obama, really. but tomorrow is such a big day i need to snap out of it so i can remember everything about it to tell my future kiddos. :)

oh, and i'm a bit jealous of the nancy drew journal. fredflare.com has a pretty cool nancy drew cookbook that i wouldn't mind owning ...
Jan. 20th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
That's a wonderful 5! Hope you had a great weekend as well :)
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