Human Skulls, Creepy Doll Coffins, and Defying Gravity
The doll in the suitcase was in the overhead bin above unlucky aisle 13. A little creepy. I think it's what happens when you answer 'yes', like I did, to the following boarder crossing guard's question. Here's our conversation:
Border crossing dude: Do you have anything sharp or delicate in your carry-on bag?
Me: Yes, in my lunch.
Border crossing dude: You have something sharp in your lunch? Sharp cheese, maybe?
Me: No, not sharp, delicate.
Border crossing dude: What's delicate in your lunch?
Me: Pita bread.
Border crossing dude: Yes, it is.
Okay, border crossing guys - not telling you how to do your job, but maybe the words 'sharp' and 'delicate' shouldn't be in the same sentence ... just saying!
Here are some of the pictorial highlights:
|'Oh, that's just creepy!' My niece at the Evolution store|
|The Evolution Store in SoHo|
|Could be called 'human skulls R Us'|
|File this under: Way tooooo much information!|
|At the Hershey store. Do you have any bigger chocolate bars?|
|Nephew wearing a piece of art created for him.|
|Where word nerds go to party!|
|Bought four new books for the pile. While taking this picture I narrowly escaping death as I was on the path of a skateborder who was being filmed. When they shouted at me to move, I proceeded to run right into his flight path. Tourists eh?!|
|Guy waiting for subway - tired from reading a giant book.|
|If owls are so wise, how did they manage to get stuck on the side of a building?!|
If you get a chance to see the musical Wicked I would highly recommend it. Here's an inspiring song from the play about defying your limitations and gravity - which is what all writers need to do.
On Thursday kc dyer will guest post. She is a Canadian author and past organizer of the Surrey International Writers Conference. She will be talking about her new book Facing Fire which is a sequel to her book A Walk through a Window. It's part of a blog tour and there will be an opportunity to win a copy of her book. More deets on Thursday.
I also had a chat with Jocosa of the Earrings when I was in NY, and we'll have an update next week on the vow that she took not to cut her hair until she gets published.
I'm off to defy gravity!